28 Jul 2018

Police find missing remand prisoner

7:46 pm on 28 July 2018

An escaped remand prisoner has been found after he fled from Hutt Hospital on Monday.

Donald Keepa

Donald Keepa Photo: NZ Police

Donald Keepa, 38, was attending an appointment at the hospital when he made a run for it, despite being escorted by two Corrections officers.

Police said Keepa was found at a house in Featherston last night.

He is now back behind bars at Rimutaka Prison and will be charged with escaping custody.

An investigation by Corrections is under way.