A repeat offender who has been on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison for some time mysteriously escaped from the penal facility.
According to police reports, prison officials were only made aware of the disappearance of Sastri Lopez at approximately 5 am yesterday.
Lopez who is jointly charged with another man in connection with a series of larceny and break-in is said to have suffered burns at the hands of a fellow inmate last weekend.
After being treated at the hospital he returned to 1735, and was placed in a cell with about 10 other inmates.
With the 27 year-old Willikies man missing, situation is said to be tense behind the red gates at Coronation road.
Police are continuing their investigation into the prison escape.
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