9 Jun 2012

Escaped prisoners arrested

8:23 pm on 9 June 2012

Two prisoners who escaped from Waikeria Prison have been arrested in Northland.

Jesse Ibell and Wayne Holmes escaped from the prison, near Te Awamutu, on Wednesday night.

The 23 and 24 year old were caught by police in Dargaville about 4.30 Saturday afternoon.

Police say information from the public led to the arrest.

The pair will appear in the Whangarei District Court on Monday.