Village fears as gunmen flee prison

First published in News

NOVEMBER 18, 1994: Two dangerous criminals were still on the run from The Mount prison in Bovingdon yesterday after a violent break-out 24 hours earlier.

Their escape has renewed fears that the troubled prison is not equipped to cope with high-risk inmates.

The pair attacked a civilian instructor, tied him up and fled from the bricklaying workshop being held inside the prison at 3.30pm.

The instructor was taken to Hemel Hempstead General Hospital suffering from a fractured skull.

Both prisoners had only recently been transferred to The Mount, which is a category C prison for criminals not thought to be a threat to society.

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