Man faked illness to escape from cops at courtroom

2:07 pm on 6 May 2017

Police in Porirua are on the hunt for a man who pretended to be ill at a court appearance today, then ran off.

Ricky Tawhai

Ricky Tawhai Photo: Police

Ricky Tawhai was appearing in the Porirua District Court this morning.

He said he was ill, and an ambulance was called.

While the 27-year-old was being assessed, he ran out of the courthouse.

Police said they would review their handling of the incident.