Six escape from Springs Police Station cells
Police say the group overpowered a constable who was in the cells on Sunday night.
JOHANNESBURG - Police have launched a manhunt for six men who've escaped from the Springs Police Station.
They had been arrested for crimes including murder, theft and the possession of drugs.
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The police's Lungelo Dlamini says the group overpowered a constable who was in the cells on Sunday night.
"He was alone with the prisoners and we are investigating why he was alone in the cell. At this stage, the police are investigating whether any of the police officers who were at the station were negligent or not."