"Dangerous" escapees at large after PNG jailbreak

11:24 am on 4 January 2018

Four men are on the run after escaping from court cells in Papua New Guinea two weeks ago.

Bomana Correctional Facility, Papua New Guinea

Bomana Correctional Facility, Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The men are reported to be dangerous and were among a group of Bomana jail inmates awaiting court appearances for offences including armed robbery and murder.

The National Capital District's police chief Perou N'Dranou told the Post Courier he had not been updated on whether any of the escapees had been caught.

The four were reportedly among six people who made a run for it when guards were locking the holding cells at the Waigani court.

Two were recaptured near the cells.