Escaped Golden Grove prisoner recaptured

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 14:00

UPDATE: The prisoner has been caught on Waterloo Road, Arouca.

Earlier: A manhunt is now on for a prisoner who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

A large team of police and prison officers are at this time searching Arouca and surrounding areas.

The prisoner has been identified as Nicholas Ali.

He had been serving a four-month sentence for possession of paraphernalia used to abuse drugs.

He escaped sometime between 11.30 and 12.30 this morning.

He was re-captured with the assistance of residents.