Portland prisoner escapes while being treated at hospital
The police in Portland have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who escaped custody while at a hospital this morning.
On the run is Mark McNeil, otherwise called 'Bunny', who is from Vain Road in Port Antonio in the parish.
The police report that about 4:00 a.m., McNeil, who was in custody for house-breaking and larceny, escaped while he was being treated at the Port Antonio Hospital.
A manhunt was subsequently launched.
The police are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mark McNeil to contact the Port Antonio Criminal Investigations Branch at 876-993-3183, Police 119 emergency, Crime Stop at 311 or the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, the police are reminding members of the public that it is a criminal offence to harbour fugitives.
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