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Nine prisoners escape from custody

North West police are searching for nine awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from court.

North West police are searching for nine prisoners who escaped from prison. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - North West police are hunting for nine men who escaped from custody on Thursday.

The nine men are on the run after they escaped from the court in the North West.

It is understood 11 awaiting trial prisoners were being kept in holding cells at the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court.

One of the men was granted bail on Wednesday.

Ten others overpowered the officers and managed escape.

Police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said one of the suspects was rearrested.

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