Prisoner makes a break, gets caught

  • 20/04/2016
Prisoner makes a break, gets caught

A prisoner at Whanganui Court Cells has made a doomed dash for freedom.

The 21-year-old damaged a cell door, enabling his escape into the cell block area yesterday.

He then rushed and assaulted a police officer before fleeing from the building.

But the prisoner was caught nearby and returned to custody.

The officer is recovering at home and will return to work in a few days, police say.

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