Christoper James Beck
Christoper James Beck

Widespread search fails to locate escaped prisoner

UPDATE: A widespread search, doorknocks and an appeal on social media have failed to locate a man who escaped from police custody while receiving medical treatment at a south-west Queensland hospital.

Christopher James Beck was in police custody in relation to a number of drug offences when he escaped from the Roma Hospital  yesterday.

He had been transported from the Roma Watchhouse.

A police spokesman said homes across Roma had been doorknocked during an extensive search, but police had failed to locate Beck.

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"The details are also pretty widespread on social media, so we're hoping that helps (in locating Beck)," he said.

The 27-year-old is described as Caucasian, 185cm tall with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes. 

He was last seen wearing shorts, a brown prison shirt with an orange singlet underneath (as pictured). 

He may be travelling with a woman in a white 2002 Nissan Elgrand wagon with Queensland registration 582RZO. 

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

THURSDAY: Police are currently seeking public assistance to help locate a man who escaped from custody while receiving treatment at the Roma Hospital this morning.  

Christopher James Beck (pictured) was in police custody in relation to a number of drug offences.  

About 10am, Mr Beck was transported from the Roma Watchouse to hospital to receive medical treatment.  

The 27-year-old is described as Caucasian, 185cm tall with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.  

He was last seen wearing shorts, a brown prison shirt with an orange singlet underneath (as pictured).  

He may be travelling with a woman in a white 2002 Nissan Elgrand wagon with Queensland registration 582RZO.  

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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