Man who escaped custody in BOP arrested

The man is due to appear in court today. File photo.

A man who escaped custody in the Bay of Plenty has been apprehended.

The 27-year-old allegedly escaped from police custody at Rotorua Hospital on 23 August 2019.

A police spokesperson says he has now been arrested.

“The man was located at a Rotorua property yesterday morning.

“He is due to appear in Rotorua District Court this morning charged with escaping police custody, resisting police and assaulting police.”


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