19 May 2010

Grinder used to remove handcuffs

9:50 am on 19 May 2010

A prisoner used a grinder to cut off his handcuffs after making a brief escape from Nelson on Tuesday.

Police say the man, 19, fled as he was being escorted from the courthouse to the police station.

He went to a famiily member's home and ground off his handcuffs.

However, he was recaptured two hours later under a bed at an associate's house.