Northern Ireland

Prisoner's bid for freedom at Laganside is short-lived

laganside court complex
Image caption The prisoner was being escorted towards the back door of the courts when he tried to escape

A prisoner has made a short-lived bid for freedom at the Laganside Court complex in Belfast.

He was being escorted by two police officers towards the back door of the courts when he noticed the gate had been opened to allow a car to enter the car park.

An eyewitness said he made a break for it, running towards the Victoria Centre with the male officer in "hot pursuit".

He was re-captured within minutes and escorted back to court.