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In brief: Lost man sprung from women's jail

Published 05/05/2011 | 05:00

A mayor in Germany helped rescue a man who became trapped in a women's prison.

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Mayor of Hildesheim Henning Blum heard the man's cries for help while passing by the prison near the city centre and notified police, who came and freed the 24-year-old. The man told police he was strolling through town and did not immediately notice he had walked into a prison. Police said they are investigating why the prison gate was open.

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