A one legged prisoner has escaped from custody whilst leaving a court hearing.

Michael Hill was leaving Ealing Magistrates court after being remanded on charges of burglary when he dropped his crutches, sprinted 200 yards and jumped over a wall and two garden fences before making good his escape by presumably hopping onto a passing bus.

A court official explained that Mr. Hill was obviously a very good actor. And the officers in charge of him were very poor athletes.

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