A manhunt is underway in Solomon Islands for three prisoners, who escaped from the Rove Correctional Facility on Sunday.
Initial investigations indicated the men escaped between 6pm and 9pm by scaling the security fence on the south side of the prison facing the botanical gardens, said acting police commissioner Mostyn Mangau.
Mr Mangau said it was believed they were injured making their escape and would require medical attention.
The names of the escapees are Frank Firimolea, Willie Olo and Dilo Faiga.
All three men were serving time for armed robbery.
Police are appealing to members of the public to share any information they may have about the escape or the whereabouts of the men but at the same time are warning people not to approach the men as they are considered dangerous.
Corrections Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said a full internal investigation would be conducted alongside the police investigation into the escape.