A man who escaped from the Auckland District Court yesterday is still on the run.

Uta Marsh is alleged to have made off from the courthouse about 4pm, fleeing from an interview room where he met with his lawyer.

He has still not been caught, Inspector Ian Brooker of the police northern communications centre confirmed this morning.

Marsh, from the Panmure/Glen Innes area of the city, was described as Maori, about 1.84m tall, and was wearing a grey jumper with pink writing on the back and dark shorts.

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"He doesn't have any money and is likely to use the bus/rail network," a police statement said yesterday.

He was likely to return to the Panmure/Glen Innes area, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.