Convicted man breaks free from court

  • 13/01/2016
Convicted man breaks free from court

A man convicted of drug offences has attempted to escape from a south Taranaki District Court before being hunted down by police a short time later.

The 32-year-old was in Hawera District Court to be sentenced for drug offences when he made a run for it, bursting out of the courthouse and running down the street.

Police took chase and caught him 25 minutes later with the help of a tracker dog.

He was taken straight to prison.

NZN