Seven escapees caught

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November 7, 2016
Seven escapees caught

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Cops round up another round of Delft police station's jailbreakers.

Seven of the 14 prisoners who escaped from police holding cells in Cape Town a week ago have been caught.

A special police task force recaptured and arrested five of the suspects late last week.

Two of the men were busted soon after they escaped from the Delft police station holding cells last weekend.

The men, who are between the ages of 20 and 29, overpowered and beat up a police official just after 8am on Saturday while he was carrying out routine patrols.

The prisoners escaped after using the guard’s keys to open the cell doors.

The cop was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries, and is said to be in a stable condition.

Police said the 14 awaiting trial prisoners are facing charges of hijacking, drug possession and housebreaking.

Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk says the special task force worked around the clock to track down the prisoners.

Van Wyk did not divulge details of where the men were arrested.

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