4 Aug 2008

Escaped Dunedin prisoner still on the run

5:03 pm on 4 August 2008

A Dunedin man accused of burglary and possessing an offensive weapon was still on the run on Monday, after escaping police custody on Saturday.

Steven Allen Shaw, 43, had just appeared in court to face the charges when the police took him to a south Dunedin address to help with their inquiries.

Dunedin Police Area Commander Inspector Dave Campbell says Mr Shaw, who was not handcuffed at the time and was barefoot, managed to escape.

Inspector Campbell believes he is still in Dunedin and is confident he will be found.

Steven Shaw is described as a 43-year-old Caucasian, 180 centimetres tall, with a shaven head and extensive tattooing on his arms and hands.