Police are urgently seeking a 25-year-old man who escaped custody at 10am on Saturday.

Shane Wikaira fled Corrections custody in Epsom and stole a silver Toyota Starlet hatchback from Gardner Rd, Greenlane shortly after.

Police posted to Facebook that Wikaira is from the Counties Manukau area but also has links to Thames, Hamilton and Rotorua.

Wikaira is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

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Anyone who knows where Wikaira is or has information that may help police locate him is urged to call Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong on (09) 302 6400.