3 Jun 2011

Hunt for man who fled Northland court

6:07 pm on 3 June 2011

Police in Northland are hunting for a man who escaped from the Whangarei District Court.

Aaron Stephen Forden, 29, was appearing on violence and dishonesty charges and fled from a secure interview room on Friday.

Police say after his lawyer left the room, he forced a bar from the grille and escaped.

Aaron Forden is described as European, with short red hair and a goatee beard.

He was last seen wearing a black long sleeved jacket and T-shirt, with black jeans and shoes.

Police say he has ties to Northland and Auckland and should not be approached.