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Last Updated: Monday, 14 April, 2003, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK
Thieves break into prison
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Thieves broke into Spring Hill open prison
Thieves have broken into a Buckinghamshire prison and stolen 650 from a safe.

The raiders smashed their way into Spring Hill open prison near Aylesbury.

A Prison Service spokeswoman said the thieves also escaped with mobile phones.

They also forced open many lockers containing the personal effects of inmates and stole valuables.

The spokeswoman said: "The safe contained 650 of prison money.

"This was used to give discharge grants to prisoners."

Police are investigating the raid, which happened over the weekend.




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