Police officers inspect cars at a checkpoint in Onomichi as they search for an inmate who escaped from prison in Ehime prefecture where he was serving time for theft. Photo: AP

Japan deploys 1,200 police officers to hunt for ‘model’ inmate who escaped jail

Tatsuma Hirao was serving time for multiple thefts and had been working at a shipbuilding yard at the low security Matsuyama prison

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Police officers inspect cars at a checkpoint in Onomichi as they search for an inmate who escaped from prison in Ehime prefecture where he was serving time for theft. Photo: AP
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