15 Aug 2022

BREAKING: Portlaoise prisoner at large after hospital escape

Portlaoise prisoner at large after hospital escape

A Portlaoise prisoner remains at large after he escaped from prison officers custody on Saturday, January 20.

The Irish Prison Service has confirmed to the Leinster Express that the prisoner is at large after he escaped the custody of prison officers in the vicinity of Portlaoise hosiptal's A&E.

A search was carried out immediately and gardai are continuing the search.

The prisoner is understood to be a Darren McInerney who is serving a two year sentence for assault causing harm, convicted last June. 

It is understood he managed to slip out of his handcuffs while having a cigarette. 

Any member of the public who sees this man or knows of his whereabouts are advised to notify gardai immediately.

More news: Car stolen in Laois town.

Gardai arrest two men and seize car in Laois.

WIN: Six Nations Rugby 55" HD SMART TV with Leinster Express & Telfords Euronics.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.