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George criminals escape court, found at tavern

They were in court for allegedly violating their parole conditions. The two had been found guilty of assault, theft and housebreaking.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Two criminals thought it wise to go for a drink instead of going to ground after staging a daring escape.

The pair escaped from holding cells at the George Magistrates Court on Thursday. They have since been re-arrested.

They were in court for allegedly violating their parole conditions. The two had been found guilty of assault, theft and housebreaking.

Correctional Services spokesperson Johan Pienaar says they tracked down the two at a drinking spot.

“They were arrested at a tavern following a search by our members.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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