On this day ………… 29th February 1932

Detectives made inquiries into the incident have ascertained that another youthful prisoner assisted Reginald James Barker (18 years) in his daring attempt to escape from the Pentride Gaol at Coburg, Melbourne on this day in 1932. It Is understood that this youth, will probably be charged with having assisted Barker to escape. Thomas O’Dowd, the warder who was shot by Barker, is still on the danger list.