Police hunt escaped prisoner Daryl Hemopo who left relative's funeral

Daryl Hemopo.
Daryl Hemopo. Photo credit: Supplied / Police

Police are on the hunt for a prisoner who escaped after attending a relative's funeral on Tuesday.

Daryl Hemopo, 27, failed to return to Mt Eden Corrections Facility after he was granted compassionate bail to attend a funeral.

"We have been making inquiries since to locate him," says Inspector Dave Glossop, Area Commander for Counties Manukau South.

Police were notified Tuesday afternoon that Hemopo failed to return to prison as ordered to.

The 27-year-old has a number of active warrants for serious charges including aggravated robbery, indecently assaults female over 16 and assaults police.

"He is described as being 161cm and of thin build," Inspt Glossop says.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Olivia Gregory on 105 or send a private message on the Counties Manukau Police Facebook page.