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Police launch manhunt as prisoner, 21, due in court escapes custody

Police launch manhunt as prisoner, 21, due in court escapes custody after claiming he was ill then fleeing hospital

  • Police have launched a manhunt for a prisoner due in court in Manchester today
  • 21-year-old claimed he was ill before escaping Tameside General Hospital
  • Suspect is charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of theft of motor vehicle theft, shoplifting, public order offence and possession of bladed article 

Police have launched a manhunt after a prisoner due in court today escaped custody after claiming he was ill then fled hospital.  

Officers swooped on Reddish Vale Country Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester, during searches this afternoon.

A police helicopter has also been scrambled to the scene to search for a 21-year-old man due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.

The prisoner claimed he was feeling poorly and was taken to Tameside General Hospital under guard before managing to escape. 

Police have launched a manhunt after a prisoner due in court in Manchester today escaped custody after claiming he was ill then fled hospital

Officers swooped on Reddish Vale Country Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester, during searches this afternoon

The suspect from Ashton-under-Lyne is charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of theft of motor vehicle theft, shoplifting, a public order offence and possession of a bladed article.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘A search is currently ongoing in Reddish Vale Country Park. 

‘Earlier today, a 21-year-old man was due to appear in court in relation to eight offences, including burglary and theft.

‘After consultation with medical professionals, he was taken to hospital with concerns for his welfare.

‘A short time ago, he absconded from hospital. A search is ongoing.’

The prisoner claimed he was feeling poorly and was taken to Tameside General Hospital under guard before managing to escape

The prisoner claimed he was feeling poorly and was taken to Tameside General Hospital under guard before managing to escape

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