17 Mar 2009

Inmate escapes from Waikeria Prison

12:49 pm on 17 March 2009

A prisoner has escaped from Waikeria Prison south of Te Awamutu in King Country.

Robert Wikaere, 19, was last seen running across farm land at the rear of the minimum security block at 6.30am on Tuesday.

He is described as Maori, of medium build, about 177cm tall with a distinctive mohawk-style haircut.