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Portland prisoner escapes while being treated at hospital

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 2:50 PM
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.

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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