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Belgian jailbreak convicts caught

Abandoned helicopter
The helicopter used in the Bruges escape was later found abandoned

The last of three men who escaped from a Belgian jail on board a hijacked helicopter has been recaptured in Morocco, its official news agency says.

Ashraf Sekkaki, 25, was arrested in the al-Hoceima area, the MAP agency said, three days after fellow escapee Mohamed Johri was caught, also in Morocco.

The third convict was captured on 3 August in Belgium's capital, Brussels.

The three men, who all hold Moroccan nationality, had escaped from a jail near the city of Bruges on 23 July.

They made their break in a helicopter that had been hijacked by their accomplices. It was later found abandoned by a main road.

Sekkaki, a bank robber described by Interpol as one of Belgium's most dangerous criminals, had previously escaped from another jail in 2003 and spent five months on the run.



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