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STATION SCENE AT HEREFORD. I Convlot Nearly Escapes. I A Bold Dash For Freedom. I Brought Down by a Hammer. I There was much excitement on Wednesday in the neighbourhood of Barr's Court Railway Station, Hereford. Three gangs of prisoners, twenty in number, were being transferred from Usk Prison to Hereford Prison, and whilst wait- on the platform for the arrival of conveyances, one burly prisoner succeeded in slipping his handcuffs and breaking away. There was a wild scene immediately, porters and travellers being much alarmed at the dash for liberty, and the manner in which it was executed. Warders shouted 11 Stop him," but it was left to Harry Shepherd, a wheel examiner, to take action. He was at the end of the platform, and saw the prisoner running towards him, with three warders and a number of porters in full chase. He carried a hammer with a long handle, used for testing wheels, and gave the prisoner a sharp tap on the ankle with it as he passed. The runaway dropped, but rolled off the platform on to the permanent way, and crawled beneath some empty waggons. Dodging everyone, he ultimately ran into an open coal shed some dis- tance away, and was getting through an aperture at the back, when one of the warders caught him by the legs. In another minute he would have gained the open country. The prisoner is serving a sen- tence of twelve months for highway robbery. 0

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