A man arrested earlier today in relation to a violent
kidnapping has escaped police custody just hours later.
Brett Makiri, 23, was arrested in West Auckland this morning
over the assault and kidnapping of a 29-year-old woman on
Auckland central police said Makiri was last seen wearing a
dark t-shirt, knee length shorts and white shoes. He did not
have any other belongings on him, and it is possible that he
will ask for money or attempt to hitch hike a ride to his
He escaped from the Auckland central police station in Cook
St, police said.
"At this stage we are very focused on Mr Makiri's recapture,"
Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus said.
"However there will be an investigation into the
circumstances of his escape."
Anyone who sees Makiri should call 11 immediately.
He is considered dangerous, police said.