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One escaped prisoner still on the run

One escaped prisoner still on the run”

Cape Town- Six prisoners in Pollsmoor broke through their cells bars, windows and jumped at the back of the prison's backyard before escaping, provincial Correctional Services department commissioner Delekile Klaas told the Cape Times.

The six inmates escaped from the B5 unit of Pollsmoor Prison Medium B section around 11pm on Sunday.

Police and the Department of Correctional Services launched a wide spread search for the convicts, five were rearrested on Monday and one is still at large.

One of the escaped convicts is serving 12 years for attempted murder, whilst the rest have been sentenced for petty crimes.

Six escape from Pollsmoor prison

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut confirmed that the circumstances surrounding the escape were being investigated. They broke the bed and used that iron to break the frame of the window.

Three of the six inmates who escaped from the prison were rearrested earlier today.

"The department of correctional services has initiated an internal investigation into the matter in order to establish how the escape took place", Xako said.

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