Jailbreak stunt foiled; EXCLUSIVE.
THIS prisoner jailed for a brutal rape tried to escape by swapping places with a visitor.
Yurij Nekrasov failed because his accomplice, did not know his way back to the cells.
The visitor put on the con's high-visibility vest at the end of visiting time as they embraced.
Lithuanian Nekrasov then mingled with others as they made their way out at Wakefield jail.
An insider said: "The visitor looked like him.
They could have been brothers. But the visitor clearly did not know his way around. A check was done and he did not match Nebrasov's photo."
"Nekrasov had got to a set of bulletproof doors in a secure area. They were waiting to leave by the main gate when the alarm was raised."
The 700 inmates were checked, and Nekrasov, 41, jailed for 11-and-a-half years in 2007 for rape and assault, was held and the visitor arrested.
The Ministry of Justice said of Sunday afternoon's incident: "The vigilance and alertness of prison officers stopped an escape."
SCENE Visitors' area at Wakefield jail
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 31, 2009|
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