Teenagers' bid for freedom lasts 15 minutes

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TWO teenage boys jumped from the first storey of the police station to escape custody yesterday afternoon.

It didn’t last long. They were arrested soon after when members of the public pointed chasing police in the right direction.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, had been remanded in custody after a court appearance on aggravated robbery charges.

Police said the boys had been transported back to the station in a prison truck and were being taken to the custody area on the ground floor when they ran off.

“They ran up the ramp to the car park on the first floor of the station and jumped over the wall round the carpark. It was a jump of about 20 feet to the ground and then they ran off,” police said.

The boys were taken back into custody about 15 minutes later.

“They were seen running down the road and members of the public pointed pursuing police in the direction they had gone.”

Area police commander Inspector Sam Aberahama said police would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance.

“They were found in Alfred Cox Park and returned to custody.

“We are making enquiries to determine the circumstances involved in their escape.”

TWO teenage boys jumped from the first storey of the police station to escape custody yesterday afternoon.

It didn’t last long. They were arrested soon after when members of the public pointed chasing police in the right direction.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, had been remanded in custody after a court appearance on aggravated robbery charges.

Police said the boys had been transported back to the station in a prison truck and were being taken to the custody area on the ground floor when they ran off.

“They ran up the ramp to the car park on the first floor of the station and jumped over the wall round the carpark. It was a jump of about 20 feet to the ground and then they ran off,” police said.

The boys were taken back into custody about 15 minutes later.

“They were seen running down the road and members of the public pointed pursuing police in the direction they had gone.”

Area police commander Inspector Sam Aberahama said police would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance.

“They were found in Alfred Cox Park and returned to custody.

“We are making enquiries to determine the circumstances involved in their escape.”

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