Police appeal to find man who escaped from custody following assault arrest

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He is described as being around 5ft 8ins in height, of medium build with dark hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit and handcuffed at the front

Police are working to find a 29-year-old man who escaped from police custody following an assault arrest.

Christopher Kearns absconded from police custody around 12.30pm on Tuesday, July 25, while being dealt with for a medical issue. He had been arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm following a report of an assault in South Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday morning..Sergeant Brown said: “Christopher Kearns was arrested earlier today on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent following the report of an assault in South Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

“He is described as approximately 5 feet 8 in height, of medium build, with dark hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit and handcuffed to the front. “We are advising the public to not approach the man but to call 999 immediately if seen.“Police would also appeal directly to him directly to hand himself in.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous."


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