6 inmates escape from Pollsmoor prison

The men allegedly broke out of the Medium B facility on Sunday night.

FILE: Pollsmoor prison gate. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Six inmates have escaped from Pollsmoor prison.

The men allegedly broke out of the Medium B facility on Sunday night.

SAPS and Correctional Services officers are discussing details of the incident.

Correctional Services' Simphiwe Xaso: "Six sentenced offenders escaped from the B5 unit of Pollsmoor's Medium B section. It is beleived that the 6 escaped after removing bars in one of the windows of the cell."

A manhunt is now underway.