Inquiry launched into migrant’s escape from holding cell

Four policemen have been suspended from duty and an internal investigation has been launched after an Iraqi man being held at the Aliens Bureau in Athens while awaiting extradition managed to escape.

It was noticed that the migrant was missing on Monday morning.

He had managed to remove one of the bars on his cell window and used a firehose to climb down.

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