Six escape from Springs Police Station cells

Police say the group overpowered a constable who was in the cells on Sunday night.

FILE: Police say six men escaped from the Springs Police Station on Sunday. Picture: imgkid.com

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.

#sapsGP Six suspects #Escape from Springs #SAPS after overpowering police officer last night 03/01. Call Crime Stop 08600 10111 NP

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."