NORTH COAST TEEN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ESCAPING CUSTODY

A teenage boy has been charged after allegedly escaping custody at a Grafton hospital yesterday morning.

Police say they later found the 15-year-old in the boot of a car at West Ballina shortly after 2pm.

He appeared before a children’s court today, while a 22-year-old female driver is also facing charges.

The boy was due to return to a juvenile correctional centre after receiving treatment.

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