Escapee believed to be in Ballina
POLICE are seeking assistance from the public to locate a man who escaped from police custody in Ballina earlier this month.
Nike Buchanan, 22, from Ballina, escaped from the custody area of Ballina Police Station at 6.20pm on Sunday November 8.
He has managed to evade police since then but is believed to be hiding out in the area.
At the time Buchanan had been arrested for a range of alleged offences.
Police have been following a number of lines of inquiry but as yet have been unable to locate the man.
They believe he remains in the Ballina area and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Buchanan is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, about 155cm to 160cm tall, with a thin build.
He was last seen wearing a black singlet top and boxer shorts.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Ballina police on 66818699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.