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Hunt for escaped Norway prisoner continues. A 23-year-old sex offender who ran away from Vestfold County’s Bastøy Island Prison remains on the run. The convicted individual, who is currently serving a sentence for offences including narcotics and rape, escaped from Norway’s largest low-security facility. Using an open window, he then paddled away on a stolen surfboard using a spade.

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Hunt for escaped Norway prisoner continues

Published on Friday, 7th August, 2015 at 14:17 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

A 23-year-old sex offender who ran away from Vestfold County’s Bastøy Island Prison remains on the run.

Bastøy island and prison
The facility is Norway's largest low-security one.Bastøy island and prison
Photo: Astrid Westvang/Flickr


The convicted individual, who is currently serving a sentence for offences including narcotics and rape, escaped from Norway’s largest low-security facility.

Using an open window, he then paddled away on a stolen surfboard using a spade.

He was last seen on Tuesday evening, and was discovered missing on Wednesday.

The items have been found, and it is believed he made it over to the mainland.

Police say the man is not considered to be dangerous, NRK reported.

“We are still searching for the individual,” Åshild Jahre, acting head of Horten Police’s Crime Division tells The Foreigner.

Eastern Norway’s Bastøy Island prison is located in Oslofjorden in the municipality of Horten some 75 kilometres (about 46 miles) south of Norwegian capital.

The only way of getting to and from there is by ferry. The quay is located in Horten, approximately 5 kilometres (roughly 3 miles) away.

Bastøy Prison, with its some with about 80 buildings, roads, beach zones, cultural landscape, football field, agricultural land and forest, is organized as a small island community.

The facility’s philosophy, so-termed human-ecological thinking, is concerned “with relationships between people and their social and artificially created environments, and focuses on how human beings function together and are influenced by each other and nature,” it is stated.

Most inmates are allowed to roam around the island freely by day. They are allowed to bring and possess some small personal effects including private clothes, a DVD/MP3 player, and TV (up to 32 inches).

Inmate counts are performed about four times a day at specific times.

The missing convict was scheduled to be considered for parole in about six months’ time, though no firm decision had been made about this.

“He will be put back in jail when he is recaptured, though this won’t be at Bastøy,” prison director Tom Ebehardt informed NRK.

(Additional sources: Bastøy Prison)




Published on Friday, 7th August, 2015 at 14:17 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: prison, escape.





  
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