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5 WC escapees still on the run

Western Cape police are still searching for five prisoners who escaped from holding cells in Mitchells Plain.

Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police are still searching for five prisoners who escaped from police holding cells in Mitchells Plain.

The suspects - aged between 21 and 33 - face various charges including drug possession, robbery with a firearm and theft.

The five awaiting trialists fled the holding cells in Lentegeur yesterday.

The police's Fredrick van Wyk said, "Five prisoners who were in custody awaiting trial escaped from Lentegeur police cells. A tracing team is currently looking for these suspects."