Inmates wanted after escaping police custody

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The police have launched a manhunt after six inmates escaped from custody.

The inmates escaped while on their way to Court at Vosloorus on Friday, January 14.

According to reports, the police truck transporting the prisoners was ambushed by three armed men driving a silver Audi vehicle at the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult streets.

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The five of the six escapees were due at Court for a Dawnpark case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm and the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case.

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