Gardai are seeking public assistance in locating a prisoner who escaped from custody after being brought to Mayo University Hospital for treatment on Saturday morning last.

The prisoner remains at large this morning, after the Irish Prison Service confirmed the incident happened at around 10am on Saturday morning last.

The man, who was on remand in Castlerea Prison on a burglary charge, escaped the hospital on foot.

He is 34 years of age and is described as being of an “athletic build” with brown hair.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts has been asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station on 094 90 22222 or any Garda station.



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