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Prisoner escapes from custody while receiving treatment at St James's Hospital in Dublin

The incident happened at around 10am this morning.

90389341_90389341 Entrance to St James's Hospital in Dublin Eamonn Farrell / Eamonn Farrell / /

A CONVICTED PRISONER is currently at large after fleeing custody in Dublin this morning.

It’s understood the man managed to elude prison officers at around 10am while receiving treatment at St James’s Hospital.

The matter is being investigated by the Irish Prison Service.

A spokesperson told “The Irish Prison Service can confirm that a prisoner has escaped from lawful custody while on escort to St James Hospital this morning.

An Garda Síochána were notified immediately and provided with all the relevant information in relation to the prisoner. The Irish Prison Service is currently investigating the circumstances of the escape.

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