Manhunt on for ‘dangerous’ prisoner

2010-09-23 09:53

 Police have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who escaped from the Johannesburg High Court this morning.

The man has been described as dangerous.

He was part of a group of eight awaiting-trial prisoners who tried to escape while being led into the court building. They were about to appear on charges of murder and robbery.

Police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza said: “Eight prisoners attempted to escape from the police custody as they were being led into the court building.

Police re-arrested seven and one is still at large.”

Earlier this morning the high court was cordoned off after some of the prisoners ran and hid inside the court building during the attempted escape.

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