Prisoner escapes

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:02 by GxMedia

handcuffsA manhunt was in progress Wednesday morning for a prisoner who escaped from the Timehri Prison, well-placed sources said.

The name of the prisoner was not immediately known, but sources describe him as a man of Amerindian descent.

Officials said the inmate, who was on remand, scaled the fence around 9 AM.

Teams of prison officers and policemen have been deployed in the Soesdyke-Linden Highway and surrounding areas to recapture the prisoner.