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A man who escaped from custody in Whakatane has been arrested this morning in New Plymouth.
Mana Tangitutu, aged 27, escaped from the court on 3 October after being handed a four month prison sentence for assault.
This morning Whakatane Police and New Plymouth Armed Offenders Squad coordinated a search warrant at a house in New Plymouth where Tangitutu was arrested without incident.
He will appear in New Plymouth District Court today charged with escaping custody.