11 Mar 2009

Police in New Caledonia recaptures two escaped prisoners

12:16 pm on 11 March 2009

Police in New Caledonia have recaptured two escaped prisoners, but another two are still at large.

The four teenagers, aged sixteen and seventeen, escaped from the prison after digging a whole into the wall of their cell.

Our correspondent says the teenagers used a table foot to dig the whole.

She says the prison in Noumea stems from the 1850s and its structure has suffered due to the country's high humidity.

The teenagers have been imprisoned for robberies.

The police are calling on the public to report any sightings of the two boys that are still at large.