Manhunt launched in Huntingdon after criminal escapes prison van
A DRAMATIC manhunt was launched in Huntingdon after a criminal escaped from a prison van outside the town s court building. The police helicopter was scrambled to the skies above Huntingdon Law Courts in Walden Road (ring road) to help capture the escape
A DRAMATIC manhunt was launched in Huntingdon after a criminal escaped from a prison van outside the town's court building.
The police helicopter was scrambled to the skies above Huntingdon Law Courts in Walden Road (ring road) to help capture the escapee.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said a 21-year-old male "escaped" from a prison van at about 4.18pm on Wednesday (February 17).
The man had earlier appeared in court and been handed a five-month prison sentence. He then made a run for it after being escorted to a prison van waiting outside the court.
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Officers in patrol cars gave chase, tracking the man down at 4.43pm nearly two miles away in Hall Close, Hartford, close to the village hall.
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