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Auckland court escapee arrested

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/07/2016

A teen who escaped an Auckland courtroom dock has been arrested after almost a week on the run.

Brandon Pora, 18, slipped out of a dock and past security at Auckland District Court on June 30.

Guards chased him but lost him when he got onto the street, and a police search was unable to find him.

Police say he was located at a Takanini address on Tuesday,

He will appear in Auckland District Court on Wednesday on existing charges including three charges of aggravated robbery, along with charges of common assault, threatening behaviour and assault with intent to rob.

A charge of escaping custody has been added.

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