Kuwaiti police in search of prison escapee

Police still in search of prisoner.
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Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department continue the search for the Kuwaiti inmate who had escaped from the Central Prison a few days ago after he was taken to the Farwaniya Hospital for treatment.

The inmate, who has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for assaulting an Egyptian with whom he had a close relationship and caused him permanent injury, was allegedly able to break the glass of the vehicle of the General Administration of Correctional Institutions during his transfer to the Farwaniya Hospital to receive the treatment after he requested his guard to remove the cuffs from his ankle after complaining of pain.

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The inmate was sighted near a mosque in Jahra with his uncle and when police rushed to arrest him, his uncle reportedly helped him to escape.

A well-informed security source said the fugitive prisoner was expected to be arrested within hours, saying the noose is tightening around him.

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