Search for escapee at Rockhampton

Police are seeking public assistance to locate 26-year-old Lui Tiaaleaiga who escaped from police custody in Rockhampton last night.

Investigations are continuing into the current whereabouts of Lui Tiaaleaiga (pictured) who escaped at around 7pm while undergoing treatment at Rockhampton Base Hospital. He was under police guard at the time.

An immediate investigation was commenced with police conducting searches and carrying out inquiries.

These inquiries remain ongoing.

The 26-year-old was in custody due to allegations of drug and weapon possession.

Anyone who has any information in relation to his current whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Anyone who sights Lui Taaleaiga is asked to immediately call Triple Zero (000) and not to approach him.

He is described as Pacific Islander,188cms tall with a solid build, long dark curly brown hair and brown eyes. His left foot was bandaged and he was wearing black shirt and shorts (current clothing pictured). He is also heavily tattooed.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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