Two men escape police custody

Police have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who escaped after he broke a hole in a wall at the La Brea Police Station on Friday.

The 25-year-old man, of La Brea, made his daring escape around 1 pm, shortly after he was arrested in connection with outstanding warrants, firearm and robbery related offences. The man who had not yet been processed was put in a cell at the station. Police said he broke a toilet in the cell and used a piece of iron to break a hole in the wall. Police went in search of him, but he could not be found.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, a 21-year-old Mt Lambert man was arrested for possession of drugs. He escaped from police custody and also remains at large.


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