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Remand prisoner escapes guards

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, May 18, 2014

A REMAND prisoner managed to escape his guards when he was admitted at the Lautoka Hospital yesterday morning.

John Harris Lal, 26, who had cases in Lautoka and Suva was taken to the hospital after complaining that he was sick.

He was in remand from April last year when he appeared in court on a theft charge.

Lal's known address is in Navakai, Nadi as well as Jittu Estate and Nadawa in Suva.

He was last seen wearing the grey prison uniform that is worn by remand inmates.

The Fiji Corrections Service has appealed to the public for information on the whereabouts of the escapee and members of the public are urged to call the police or the Corrections Command Centre on 3100107, 9905088 or 9905077 should they have any information.

People have also been reminded that harbouring escapees is a crime under the Corrections Act 2006 and a person(s) may face a two-year prison term or a fine of $5000 if caught.

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