Police confirmed reports of a prison break that occurred shortly after 3pm today (Aug 10), when an inmate, Antoine Anderson, escaped from the Co-Ed Facility at Ferry Reach in St George’s.

The search continues tonight for the high-profile inmate, who is a convicted murderer, who was jailed in 2009 for his role in the 2007 gun murder of Aquil Richardson.

Anderson was jailed an extra seven years imprisonment in 2012 on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on another inmate during a 2011 prison fracas.

A police spokesman said: “Mr Anderson id described as approximately six foot in height, light brown complexioned, stockily built, with a black thin goatee and receding black hair.

“When last seen he was wearing a grey coloured, short sleeved top and khaki coloured trousers.

“Anyone who may have seen escaped inmate Antoine Anderson or who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to call 211 or the main police number 295-0011.

“There is an extensive search underway for the escaped inmate at this time and members of the public may experience some inconvenience as a result,” he added.

“We ask for your understanding and co-operation during this search.”

Meanwhile a spokesman for the Ministry of National Security said: “The public is being made aware of the heightened presence of Corrections Officers and Police Officers in the area of Ferry Reach in St George’s.

“Officers are currently searching for a male inmate who escaped from the nearby Farm Facility this afternoon.

“We will continue to keep the public advised of developments and will advise when he is back in custody. A full investigation will be carried out into how he was able to escape from the facility and appropriate action taken in respect to the findings.”