Rape accused flees from Lusignan Prison

-`escaped in full view of police'

Rape accused Dellon Blake, 35, has escaped from Holding Bay 2 at the Lusignan Prison.

This was disclosed this morning by Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels.

Samuels said that after a verification exercise was conducted, it was revealed that Blake was missing.

His address at time of admission was given as Kamuni Creek, West Bank Demerara. He is on a charge of rape and was admitted to prison on July 24, 2017. He has a teardrop tattoo on the left side of his face. He cuts cabbage for a living, police say.

Since the fire that demolished the Camp Street prison on July 9th, the temporary holding facility at Lusignan has seen a mass breakout and other problems.

The police this morning issued the following statement:

An investigation has been launched into the escape of remanded prisoner Dellon Blake, male mix race, age 35 from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, earlier this morning.

Blake was on remand for Rape and from indications at the Prison he used his bedsheet and wooden pallets to help himself over the fence on the north western side in full view of Police Ranks performing duties in the guard hut tower, overlooking the new holding facility at the Prison, which area is well illuminated.

A Detective Superintendent of Police has been deputed to conduct this investigation.


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