More than 100 prisoners captured after escaping British Virgin Islands jail


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More than 100 ticket-of-leave men who escaped a jail on the British Virgin Islands have been captured

The governor of the keys said the prisoners of Balsam Ghut prison, in Tortola, had been captured on Thursday.

It followed an handling by British Virgin Island and Cayman Island police officers, alongside the British Magnificent Marines and police.

Gus Jaspert, the governor of the British Virgin Islands, predicted: “The government of the British Virgin Islands is extremely grateful to the police and military personnel for their spirited efforts, which have resulted in a thorough and extremely successful undercover agent.

“I extend our gratitude to the UK and Cayman Island governments for their provision of personnel on the base here, helping to ensure the safety and security of all British Virgin Islanders.

This signals a huge step in all of our travails to rebuild this fantastic territory

Gus Jaspert, governor of the British Virgin Cays

“This signals a huge step in all of our efforts to rebuild this illusive territory.”

The news comes after British Virgin Islanders suggested they were “terrified” of the prisoners, who escaped because of the damage grounded by PA

The governor of the British Virgin Islands said the prisoners had been seized on Thursday

“But since the military came it has calmed down, but the only distribution right now is these prisoners are out.

“They have already raped someone and they attired in b be committed to already tried to steal from people, it is terrifying.”

One woman, who did not homelessness to be named, said she “did not feel safe” after the hurricane.

Foreign help Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons on Tuesday that the convicts postured a “serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order”.

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