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Five of six escapees from Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town, rearrested

CAPE TOWN, March 13 – Only one of the six inmates who escaped from Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town on Sunday night is still at large, Western Cape police on Tuesday.

The six inmates escaped from the B5 unit of Pollsmoor Prison Medium B section around 11pm on Sunday. It is believed they escaped after removing bars with a piece of metal obtained by breaking one of the beds. One of the escaped inmates is serving a 12-year sentence for attempted murder, whilst the rest were sentenced for petty crimes.


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