7 Jan 2015

Hungarian fugitive leaves Tahiti jail

3:41 pm on 7 January 2015

A court in French Polynesia has ordered the release of a Hungarian fugitive who had been jailed since he was arrested in the week before Christmas.

The public broadcaster says paper work for his extradition is incomplete and the 34-year old man is therefore free.

The man had been caught during a routine check of a yacht on Huahine.

He was wanted in Europe after escaping from jail where he was serving a five-year term for robbery.

Reports say he will now marry the Chilean woman he travelled with when he was caught.