6 Oct 2016

Prisoner on the run after being let out for funeral

12:49 pm on 6 October 2016

A Hawke's Bay prisoner has gone on the run after he was allowed out of jail to attend a funeral.

Turei Crawford

Turei Crawford Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Turei Crawford, 23, was granted compassionate leave and released on bail from Hawke's Bay Prison last Friday for a family bereavement.

Police said Crawford was known to visit the Napier suburb of Maraenui.

The Department of Corrections would not comment on the case, saying it was a matter for the police.