Prisoner on the run after escaping through visitor’s entrance of Limerick Prison
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Prisoner on the run after escaping through visitor’s entrance of Limerick Prison

A MAN who is serving a prison sentence for a myriad of charges has escaped Garda custody and is on the run.

The Limerick Leader reported today that the unnamed prisoner, who is in his 20’s, managed to escape captivity while he was being transported back to prison after attending a court hearing.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed in order to protect the identity of his victim, was facing charges including the false imprisonment of a woman.

It appears that the man was being transported back to Limerick Prison after a court appearance when he took off—and despite being handcuffed and surrounded by Gardaí, managed to run out the visitors entrance to the prison and disappear.

The fugitive has now been on the run for two weeks and has so far evaded capture.

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It is understood that the man was previously known to Gardaí and has a number of previous convictions.

His case was due to be reviewed on Tuesday, 3rd September, but a Garda officer told Judge Marian O’Leary that the defendant was not present due to being “unlawfully at large”.

Under Irish Law, anyone found to be harbouring a fugitive could face up to ten years in prison.