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Prisoner escapes from courthousePrisoner escapes from courthouse
Tuesday, 7th June 2005

A search is under way for a prisoner who has absconded from a courtroom in County Antrim.

David Albert Taggart, 24, who faces an attempted murder charge, escaped from Lisburn court at about 1335 BST. Two security guards were injured.



The escapee has been described by police as a "high risk prisoner" who should not be approached by the public.



He is 5'9" of medium build with blue eyes, fair hair and ginger stubble. He was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.



He broke out of the courthouse on Tuesday. He had just been remanded in custody on charges of attempted murder and making a threat to kill.



The prisoner was in the custody of the private security firm, Maybin Security Services, when he escaped. Exactly what happened is still unclear.



In 2003, he broke out of Downpatrick courthouse with two other prisoners and hijacked a car.



Anyone with information about this latest incident is urged to contact the police at Lisburn.



Source: BBC



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