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Prison Break: Manhunt As Escaped Prisoners Go WIld In Malmesbury

A group of awaiting trial prisoners escaped from Malmesbury prison on Friday afternoon. The group is said to have hijacked a vehicle and some escaped on foot.

In a video on social media, the prisoners can be seen running across the road and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Logan Maistry from Correctional Services told Weekend Argus most of the prisoners had now been arrested while a massive manhunt was under way to re-arrest the others.

The South African Police Service released a statement saying stations in Malmesbury and neighbouring police stations on the West Coast with officials from the Department of Correctional Services had launched an extensive search for the awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from the Malmesbury on Friday afternoon.

“The search party comprising detectives, which is on foot and in vehicles has already covered much ground with the re-arrest of several escapees.

“Members of the public are advised not to try to apprehend the escapees but to contact the following numbers with information,” said the statement.

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