Politicians concerned by courthouse security

MOUNT Gambier political candidates were startled when they heard a man had allegedly escaped from custody at the city’s courthouse on Wednesday afternoon.

Nathan Barry Lutton, 41, appeared in court yesterday morning after he escaped custody at the Mount Gambier Courthouse and was arrested 1.5km away on Alexander Street.

Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell said the alleged incident definitely raised concerns about the security at the courthouse.

“If it had been a serious offender, you would be wondering what policies and procedures were in place that enabled this to occur,” Mr Bell said.

In light of the events, Mr Bell hoped the offender

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