A search is continuing for a teenage prisoner who escaped police custody at Hutt Valley District Court this afternoon.
Cameron Reid, 17, of Lower Hutt was appearing on dishonesty charges and had been remanded in custody when he escaped the Laings Rd building at 1.30pm.
A district-wide alert has been issued and police have been door-knocking houses and associates with links to Reid.
He is described as a male European, about 1.5m tall and of thin build.
Reid is not considered to be dangerous but police urge anyone with information of his whereabouts to contact them immediately.