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Court appearance for alleged escapee
Court appearance for alleged escapee

A serial prison escapee has appeared in court after his latest attempt at freedom came unstuck during an alleged police pursuit.

Brett Shannon Klimczak did not have any legal representation when he appeared in Midland Magistrate’s Court this morning.

The 31-year-old was charged by police with escaping lawful custody, stealing a motor vehicle, driving recklessly, inherently dangerous reckless driving, driver failed to stop when called upon to do so (circumstance of aggravation) and no authority to drive.

Surrounded by four guards, Klimczak told the court he would like to get legal advice and the matter was remanded for a month.

He is understood to have received several stitches after allegedly climbing over razor wire to escape the medium security Acacia Prison.

Wearing a black polo, the 31-year-old’s right hand was bandaged during proceedings.

He will next appear via video link on August 29.

The West Australian

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