Convict escapes Lusignan Prison


Two days after he was convicted and admitted to the prison, Police have launched a search for 24-year-old John Lambert who escaped the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara early Sunday.

Director of Prisons (ag) Superintendent Kevin Pilgrim confirmed to News Room that Lambert, who is a former rank of the Guyana Defence Force, scaled the southeastern prison fence of Holding Bay #3 between 3:30hrs and 04:00hrs

According to Superintendent Pilgrim, Lambert was spotted by the rank manning the Observation Post who issued a verbal warning for the prisoner to halt but was forced to discharge several rounds in his direction which prove to be futile.

The sounds of gunshots signalled an emergency and a further alarm was raised by the ranks on duty.

“Further, this would have prompted the early response of the Prison Service Taskforce and the standby Police ranks at Lusignan who were immediately deployed to effect the emergency response systems,” the Prison Director (ag) said in a statement Sunday.

Lambert of Lot 158 North Haslington ECD, was convicted for four years on a charge of Possession of Narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

He was only admitted to the prison on Friday, April 5, 2019, following his conviction at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.


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