Police are continuing the hunt for a dangerous escaped
prisoner who escaped custody just hours after being arrested
in relation to a violent kidnapping.
Brett Makiri, 23, was arrested in West Auckland yesterday
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, Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus said.
"At this stage we are very focused on Mr Makiri's recapture.
"However there will be an investigation into the
circumstances of his escape," Ms Malthus said.
Anyone who sees Makiri should call 111 immediately.
He was considered dangerous, police said.