30 May 2014

Seven high-risk inmates escape in Vanuatu

12:22 pm on 30 May 2014

In Vanuatu, seven high risk inmates have escaped after assaulting the security guard with an iron pin, then locking the officer in the cell and escaping with the key.

The Correctional Services Director Johnny Marango says the inmates made their escape when they were released into the yard to take in fresh air.

Mr Marango is appealing for women and girls to take extra care, saying three of the inmates are serving time for rape, one for intentional assault causing death and the others for breaching parole and theft.