Boy missing after youth justice facility escape

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Te Maioha o Parekarangi (Youth Justice Residence)
Te Maioha o Parekarangi (Youth Justice Residence)

A 15-year-old boy remains missing after he fled a youth justice residence near Rotorua.

There is concern for the safety of the boy who escaped Te Maioha o Parekarangi youth justice residence along with two others on Sunday night.

Two were caught yesterday but the third youth remains on the run.

Child, Youth and Family general manager, youth justice support/residences, Chris Polaschek said the agency was concerned about the missing boy.

He said Child Youth and Family was conducting an investigation into the events that led up to the absconding.

The two who were caught yesterday were taken into police custody.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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