Prisoner sneaked out as constable snacked
December 25, 2003
A prisoner who escaped from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Tuesday has still not been found.
The 23-year-old Linden man, said to be a known criminal, was being treated at the GPHC for a bullet wound on Tuesday after he had been shot in the ribs by a city constable outside the main entrance to Stabroek Market.
Security officials at the hospital said the man had managed to escape through the front gates at GPHC's Emergency Unit on New Market Street. One staff member said that a policeman who had accompanied the prisoner there was outside the unit eating food when the incident occurred.
Originally a source at the constabulary had stated that the man had escaped after the doctor treating him had asked the constable guarding him to go get some tablets.
Public Relations Officer for the police David Ramnarine stated yesterday that the fugitive had still not been found.
The City Constabulary had no information to give out on the matter stating that it was under investigation.