Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Police constable's boyfriend to appear in court for attempted murder

A Soshanguve police constable had to flee for her life when her boyfriend began firing shots with her service revolver after an argument. Police says Christina Mdlalose fled to her neighbours after her boyfriend took her revolver from a safe and began firing. Police negotiated for hours with the man before they could persuade him to hand over the firearm. The suspect will appear in court today. And in Johannesburg, a gang of armed robbers who broke into the Parktown Boy’s High School first greeted a class of Grade 11 pupils politely before robbing them. Police have confirmed that the robbers forced their way into the school through a hole in the security fence around the property. They put a gun to the head of teacher Shelly Lennox and then robbed her and the pupils of cell phones, watches and cash. Principal Tom Clarke says that 370-thousand rands had been spent on security at the school last year.

Meanwhile, 13 prisoners were still at large in Mpumalanga late last night after they broke out of the Sakhile police station. A total of 22 awaiting trial prisoners escaped in the mass break out, but nine were re-arrested soon afterwards. The escape took place after the prisoners stole the keys to their cells after a fight during which police officers were distracted.

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