17 Oct 2012

Man who escaped from court recaptured

11:58 am on 17 October 2012

A man who escaped from custody in Whakatane and was on the run for a fortnight has been arrested.

Mana Justin Tangitutu, 27, escaped from Whakatane District Court on 3 October after being given a four-month prison sentence for assault.

The armed offenders squad helped arrest Tangitutu in New Plymouth on Wednesday.

He has been charged with escaping custody.