Prisoners awaiting trial escape through a hole dug in a wall

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Police have launched a manhunt for 12 prisoners who were awaiting-trial when they escaped from holding cells at the Koster police station in the North West, police said on Monday.

The statement released by the police said that the escapees, are aged between 20 and 40, their escape came after opening a hole on the wall.

Two of the escapees have since been rearrested. Those who remain on the run are wanted for various charges, including assault, burglary theft and possession of suspected stolen goods.

“Investigation into the matter is under way and police request anyone who may have information that can lead to the rearrest of the escapees to call the nearest police station or contact the Koster detectives branch commander at 082 373 9689,” said police.

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