Prisoner escapes from Altnagelvin


Police have confirmed they are currently searching for a male prisoner who escaped from their custody while at Altnagelvin Hospital earlier.

PSNI Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: “I can confirm that a male person who was under police custody has made off from officers whilst at a hospital in the Foyle area.

“Police are currently working to locate him.”

The Western Trust said they did not comment on individual cases due to patient confidentiality.