Prison escapee arrested while watching sports game

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A man who escaped from a prison van has been arrested while he watched a sports game.

David Lothien, 21, of Hastings, escaped from a prison van in Dannevirke, near Palmerston North, last week.

Police said officers found him at the Park Island Sports Ground watching a game on Saturday.

He tried to run away but was chased and arrested.

Lothien is due to appear in the Napier District Court today charged with escaping custody.

- APNZ

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