AN 18-YEAR-OLD Ashley Detention Centre detainee escaped staff custody today.
The teen, who cannot be named, was visiting the Launceston General Hospital for treatment of a medical condition when he made an escape.
Police said he was being escorted back to the vehicle at which point he fled on foot through the car park about 11am.
He was last seen heading west on Cleveland St towards Wellington St.
He was handcuffed, wearing navy blue shorts and a blue t-shirt.
He was also in possession of a blue and black flannelette shirt that was covering his handcuffs.
He is described as being 180cm tall, slim build and brown hair.
Police ask members of the public not to approach him, although he isn’t considered dangerous.
Those with information should contact police on 131 444 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.