Police charge 17-year-old with escaping from lawful custody

12:23 12 February 2014

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A 17-year-old has been charged with escaping from lawful custody.

He is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning, after being detained in police custody tonight.

A police helicopter had circled over Gorleston on Tuesday evening, February 11.

A number of units, including a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter based in Wattisham, were deployed to the James Paget University Hospital between 7pm and 8pm during a search.

Following a search, a youth was detained within half a mile of the hospital grounds.

Police said that further enquiries are currently under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

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