30 Jul 2008

Killer escapes from Tongariro Prison

10:20 am on 30 July 2008

A dangerous prisoner has escaped from Tongariro Prison in the central North Island.

Stuart Martin Harrison, 23, was last seen just before 8am on Wednesday.

He was convicted of murder in 2004 after a stabbing outside a service station in Auckland.

Police say Harrison is believed to have connections in Opotiki and Auckland. He is considered dangerous and should not be approached.