• Short Summary

    AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS SWEPT OVER THE BLEAK COUNTRYSIDE OF DARTMOOR, IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, TODAY (TUESDAY) AS THE HUNT CONTINUED FOR A PRISON ESCAPEE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT CONVICTS IN BRITAIN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TROOPS OF LORRY
    0.04

    2.
    SV POLICE INSPECTOR SHOWS PICTURE OF MITCHELL TO TROOPS (2 SHOTS)
    0.09

    3.
    SV POLICE INSPECTOR BRIEFING TROOPS
    0.13

    4.
    SV INSPECTOR BRIEFS TROOPS (S.O.F.)
    0.33

    5.
    SV POLICE STUDY ROUTE
    0.36

    6.
    SV MOTORCYCLISTS AWAY
    0.41

    7.
    SV TROOPS START FOR HUNT
    0.47

    8.
    SLV TROOPS ACROSS MOOR
    0.51

    9.
    SV POLICE WITH DOGS
    0.54

    10.
    SV TROOPS INSPECT ABANDONED HOUSES AND BARNS
    1.03

    11.
    GV HELICOPTERS FLY OVER IN SEARCH (4 SHOTS)
    1.20

    12.
    GV POLICE AND TROOPS SEARCH MOORS
    1.25


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 4: INSPECTOR: "IF YOU COME ACROSS HIM OR SEE ANYTHING OF HIM, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE DON'T START A FIGHT RIGHT AWAY, BECAUSE THERE HE IS, HE'S A BIGGISH SORT OF CHAP....(LAUGHTER).... AND THEY TELL ME IF YOU TREAT HIM ALL RIGHT YOU CAN LEAD HIM ALONG BUT YOU'LL NEVER DRIVE HIM. SO DON'T START ANY TROUBLE UNLESS HE DOES."




    Initials RM/B-TRLE/RM/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS SWEPT OVER THE BLEAK COUNTRYSIDE OF DARTMOOR, IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND, TODAY (TUESDAY) AS THE HUNT CONTINUED FOR A PRISON ESCAPEE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST VIOLENT CONVICTS IN BRITAIN. HE'S 37-YEAR-OLD FRANK MITCHELL, KNOWN AS THE "MAD AXEMAN", WHO SLIPPED AWAY FROM A WORKING PARTY OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF DARTMOOR PRISON AT DUSK YESTERDAY.

    SOME 300 POLICE AND MARINE COMMANDOS ARE TAKING PART IN THE SEARCH ON THE GROUND. POLICE WARNED THEIR OWN MEN NOT TO INDIVIDUALLY TACKLE THE CONVICT, WHO IS SIX FEET TWO INCHES (1.88 METRES) TALL, WEIGHS 16 STONE (104 KGS) AND HAS A REPUTATION FOR VIOLENCE. A POLICE INSPECTOR TOLD A GROUP OF THE COMMANDOS....
    THE GROUND SEARCH TEAMS WORKED IN THREE CONCENTRIC RINGS, RADIATING FROM THE AREA WHERE MITCHELL WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE FLED. MEANWHILE, BRITAIN'S HOME SECRETARY, MR ROY JENKINS, HAS BEEN FACING RENEWED PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS OVER PRISON SECURITY. MORE THAN 500 PRISONERS HAVE ESCAPED FROM BRITISH PRISON SO FAR THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4G5QF9RCUJ8QO2BHBY16BF2C
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4G5QF9RCUJ8QO2BHBY16BF2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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