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9 inmates who escaped from Springs Magistrates Court still on the run

Four of those escapees had made appearances in the dock on murder charges related to crimes committed in KwaThema in March.

Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for nine awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the Springs Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Four of those escapees had made appearances in the dock on murder charges related to crimes committed in KwaThema in March.

The other five are facing charges including theft, possession of drugs and housebreaking.

Police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters said: “Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating these escapees. Members of the public are warned not to confront the prisoners, particularly the murder suspects, as they are considered to be dangerous and possibly armed but to rather contact the nearest police station should they spot the wanted suspects.”

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