5 Mar 2017

Man flees police in handcuffs, hospital gown

11:27 am on 5 March 2017

A man is on the run after escaping from the police at Waikato Hospital yesterday.

Piripi Springhall

Piripi Springhall Photo: NZ Police

Piripi Springhall, 30, was being treated at the hospital after being arrested.

Police said he had run off while in handcuffs and a blue hospital gown.

He was last seen running down Lake Crescent from Ohaupo Road in Hamilton's south, about 5pm.

He is about 176cm tall and of solid build.

Police asked for anyone who had seen him to come forward.