22:18 GMT09 July 2020
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    French police have enacted the "Epervier" plan to search for a fugitive in the northwestern French city of Brest.

    A dangerous prisoner escaped Wednesday morning from a hospital in Brest, and France's gendarmerie have been searching for him, the BFMTV broadcaster reported.

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    A 21-year-old man, convicted of theft, was taken to a hospital, from where he escaped with the help of his accomplices, who were reportedly waiting for him in a car outside.

    According to the media, the fugitive has a "fiche S" status, meaning that he is potentially dangerous. 

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    hospital, prisoner, escape, Brest, France
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