Trikala fugitives suspected of slipping past police roadblock

A police roadblock set up in the mountains of Nafpaktos, western Greece, on Thursday failed to stop a car believed to be carrying a group of fugitives from Trikala Prison who are believed to have killed a policeman on Monday in nearby Distomo and caused the death in March of a motorist caught in the crossfire between the wanted men and police.

It is believed the fugitives have holed up in the mountains and the police are taking steps to secure the area.