• Short Summary

    Four waders from Nicosia prison have been remanded for eight days on suspicion of helping two convicted would-be assassins to escape last week. (28 Oct).

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    Four waders from Nicosia prison have been remanded for eight days on suspicion of helping two convicted would-be assassins to escape last week. (28 Oct). The two escapers had been convicted of trying to kill Archbishop Makarias by sheeting at his helicopter in March 1970. The helicopter pilot was inured, but managed to get his machine down safely, and the Archbishop walked out unhurt. In 1970 the two men, together with two others, were jailed for 14 years. On saturday they escaped by unlocking their cell doors and leaving the prison through a gate used to admit provisions. This raised a suspicion that the two men had inside help, and the four warders were arrested for questioning.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BIJ0TJJ4K76FPEJKTYZITMYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BIJ0TJJ4K76FPEJKTYZITMYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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