Police locate man who escaped custody
UPDATED 2.12PM: Police have located the 29-year-old man who escaped Corrections custody yesterday evening.
He was arrested without incident in Upper Hutt this afternoon.
He has been charged with escapes custody and is due to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow, says a police spokesperson.
"We’d like to thank the public for their assistance and patience.
"We appreciate this was a stressful time for the community while officers searched for the man.
"As this matter is now before the Courts, Police don’t have any further comment to make."
Police continue to search for Ricky Wilson.
The 29-year-old escaped from Corrections custody about 7pm last night while being transported from Hutt Hospital to Rimutaka Prison.
The search will continue this morning, says a police spokesperson.
"We want to reiterate that Wilson should not be approached.
"We urge him to come forward and hand himself in to Police."
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 111, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.