Migrants attack police with fire extinguishers in escape from Spanish detention centre on the day EU launches new border force

A migrant mutiny has left Spanish police scrambling to capture 26 people who escaped from a detention centre on the day the EU launched its new border force.

One migrant feigned illness to distract officers, leaving the others to attack police with fire extinguishers injuring five.

The mob, made up mostly of Algerian migrants, were some of the 70 foreigners without residence permits held in the Sangonera la Verde centre near the south-eastern city of Murcia.

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