Latest: Search in Dungiven for teenager who escaped from police custody

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Police are conducting searches in the Dungiven area for a male youth who has escaped from police custody.

The 15 year old who is wearing a grey tracksuit and black shoes escaped from a parked police car in the Glenshane Road area at around 4.25pm.

Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said: “The youth is not believed to pose a risk to the public and I would appeal to anyone with any information as to his whereabouts to contact police in Limavady on 101.”