Escaped prisoner still on the run – after mocking cops in Instagram video


Police continue to search for a prisoner who managed to escape while in hospital nine days ago. Cody Lowndes of Tameside was scheduled to appear in court on Saturday July 11, but said he was not feeling well and was taken to Tameside General Hospital under surveillance.

But he managed to escape to the hospital, triggering a manhunt.

The police have been looking for him since.

Officers were seen scouring Reddish Vale Country Park when it initially disappeared.

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The hunt has since been extended to the Tameside area, and officers have also been spotted searching the Hyde Hall Farm hiking area in Denton.

The 21-year-old is still on the run.

Cody Lowndes, 21, escaped during hospital visit

Last week Lowndes appeared in an Instagram clip and spurred agents were looking for him.

In the clip, a man can be heard saying, ” [Beginning of sentence cut off] … Companion of freedom? ”

Lowndes, appearing to chew, replies, “F *** the police. “

The man then said, “Oh my God, what happened to them? ”

Lowndes, picking up a pair of handcuffs, replies, “I ripped them off. ”

The man then asks: “Do you have a message for this copper?” ”

Lowndes répond: ‘F ***’ em ‘.

We then hear him say: “Come and get me a third time.”

Lowndes is wanted for two counts of burglary; three theft reports from a motor vehicle; shoplifting; and a breach of public order.

He is also wanted for possession of a bladed article; criminal damage; as well as the escape from detention during a visit to the hospital.

Police arrested a 19-year-old woman suspected of helping an offender.

She has since been released on investigation as the manhunt continues.

Anyone with information on Lowndes’ fate is urged to immediately call the police on 0161 856 5889 or 101, citing incident number 963 from Jult 12. Reports can also be made via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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