Police on Sunday recaptured three convicts on the Isle of Wight, less than five miles from the maximum-security prison they escaped from five days before.
Murderers Keith Rose, 45, and Andrew Rodger 44, were cornered near a terminal where ferries depart for the 10-mile voyage to Southampton on the south coast of England.
A spotter plane and dogs hunted down the third fugitive, Matthew Williams, 25, who had been convicted of arson and bomb-making. Williams tried to escape by swimming across a river.
Police have been watching the island’s harbors since the escapes.
The three men, all serving life sentences, fled Parkurst Prison on Tuesday night by using a copy of a master key and a homemade ladder.