Bow woman admits helping her boyfriend after he escaped from Pentoville prison

Chelsea Gibson has admitted helping Matthew Baker. Pictures: MET POLICE

Chelsea Gibson has admitted helping Matthew Baker. Pictures: MET POLICE - Credit: MPS

A woman from Bow has admitted helping her boyfriend after he escaped from Pentoville prison by sawing through a metal bar and clambering over the roof.

Matthew Baker has been sentenced to a further 30 months. Picture: Met Police

Matthew Baker has been sentenced to a further 30 months. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Chelsea Gibson, 25, of Four Seasons Close, assisted 29-year-old Matthew Baker who was serving a minimum term of 10 years and had a string of convictions for violent offences including assaulting a police officer.

Baker went on the run with prolific burglar James Whitlock, 32, in November last year with staff not realising they had escaped until 15 hours after they were last seen.

James Whitlock has been jailed for 24 months. Picture: MET POLICE

James Whitlock has been jailed for 24 months. Picture: MET POLICE - Credit: Archant

Baker was found two days later hiding under a bed at his sister Kelly’s home in Ilford with dyed hair.

Today he was jailed for 30 months and Whitlock 24 months.

Chelsea Gibson has admitted helping Matthew Baker. Pictures: MET POLICE

Chelsea Gibson has admitted helping Matthew Baker. Pictures: MET POLICE - Credit: MPS


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Both will serve their terms consecutively with their current prison sentences.

Gibson, pleaded guilty to assisting an escaped prisoner, and Baker, who admitted harbouring an escaped prisoner, will be sentenced on July 3.

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