Man arrested after escaping police

DEVONPORT police arrested a man yesterday whom they allege had escaped police custody.

Officers, acting on a tip-off, stopped a vehicle in the car park of the Argosy Hotel at East Devonport about 6.30pm.

Police arrested a Somerset man, 30, whom they charged with offences including having escaped from police custody.

The man was detained and police expect him to face an out-of-hours court appearance later day.