26 Aug 2011

Violent inmate escapes from Tongariro-Rangipo jail

4:18 am on 26 August 2011

An inmate with a history of serious violence has escaped from Tongariro-Rangipo Prison prison in the central North Island.


Police say they are urgently seeking information to help find Lex Miller, 48.

He escaped the prison on Thursday afternoon and is believed to be in possession of a stolen silver 1994 Toyota Camry sedan.

He was wearing a tan shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

Police believe Miller may be heading to the Whakatane area.