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Gun terror in court.

DETECTIVES were today questioning a man after an armed gang burst into a courtroom with guns blazing and snatched two prisoners from the dock.

The 22-year-old was arrested last night after police launched a massive hunt following the terrifying raid at Slough Magistrates Court.

Two defendants escaped from court when a "dangerous and reckless" gang brandishing a sawn-off shotgun and a handgun ran in and fired shots into the ceiling.

The two defendants who escaped - named by police as Ricky Lover-idge, aged 22, and Richard Hurley, aged 19 - were appearing on charges of conspiracy to burgle and rob.

Thames Valley Police said the man in custody had been arrested at nearby Maidenhead "on suspicion of being unlawfully at large".
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