2 Jun 2014

Residents in Vanuatu warned as only one of seven escapees returns to jail

6:30 am on 2 June 2014

One of the seven notorious inmates who have escaped from jail in Vanuatu has surrendered to his chief and returned to the facility.

The remaining six are still at large and Correctional Services authorities have appealed to the public to take extra care, especially women and girls, as some of them are known rapists.

It is not clear if the new Minister for Home Affairs will issue a shoot-to-kill order for the police who are hunting the escapees.

Two years ago, police killed an escapee who did not surrender when caught.