An enormous manhunt has been launched after awaiting trial prisoners escaped from the Malmesbury Correctional Centre on Friday.
An intensive search has been launched by the Division of Correctional Providers, along with native police and officers from neighbouring stations on the West Coast, correctional providers spokesperson Logan Maistry mentioned.
The variety of inmates at massive isn’t but identified.
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“The search occasion together with detectives, on foot and in autos, has already coated a lot floor with the rearrest of a number of escapees,” he confirmed in a joint assertion issued with police.
“Because the search intensifies, extra help will probably be summoned,” Maistry mentioned. “In the meantime, an investigation is underway to find out how the escape occurred”.
Individuals have been warned to not try and apprehend the escapees.
Anybody with data on their whereabouts is urged to cellphone Malmesbury police’s Lieutenant Colonel Ntsethe on 082 469 0975 or Jonathan Bredenkamp on 072 878 2685.
Video footage circulating on social media present the inmates wearing yellow jail uniforms operating in a public highway, whereas different clips present a number of the escapees being rearrested.