Escaped prisoner re-arrested at home

2011-12-08 14:07
Cape Town - A man who escaped from holding cells in George was re-arrested at his home on Thursday, Western Cape police said.

He was taken into custody in Lawaaikamp at 06:00 and charged with escape from lawful custody, in addition to an original charge of attempted murder, spokesperson Captain Bernadine Steyn said.

He apparently escaped from the Conville police station on Tuesday with another man.

He was being held for allegedly shooting and assaulting a man in Borcherds at the weekend. His accomplice, arrested on Wednesday, was being held for theft and possession of tik.

Both men would appear in Thembalethu Magistrate's Court on Friday.
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