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An armed blagger's high-visibility boiler suit was reportedly offered for sale on eBay earlier this week after successfully escaping from Blundeston Prison in Suffolk, the Telegraph reports.

The green and yellow outfit - issued to "e-list" lags deemed likely to make a bolt for it - was described as "extremely rare and collectable" by the unnamed seller who claimed a prisoner on parole had smuggled out the item.

The prison service is investigating, but a spokesman noted: "We can't imagine how a prisoner could have got hold of one, let alone take it out. Prisoners are searched going in and out of prison, so smuggling out a whole boiler suit is going to be pretty hard."

In any case, it seems that the jailbreaking fashion statement has now been recaptured - a search of eBay UK shows no trace of the suit or its vendor.

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