THESE jailbirds were looking to make good their escape.

The prisoners were far from being nefarious ne'er-do-wells - instead they were raising money for good causes.

The Poole and Bournemouth college students were locked up in Poole police station with one objective – to summon up their inner Steve McQueen and bust their way wait.

The teams then had to go on the run through the streets of Bournemouth and evade capture.

The charities that benefited from the fundraising event that took place on March 13, 2001 were Macmillan Cancer Relief and Make a Wish.