Police are prison authorities are now hunting for eight inmates who escaped from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison overnight Tuesday.
During routine checks at the prison this morning, prison officers discovered a hole at an undisclosed location in the prison.
Further checks revealed that the eight inmates were missing.
Police officers along with prison officers are now engaged in a nationwide manhunt for these inmates.
Police are also warning members of the public, especially those in east Trinidad, to be alert in the circumstances.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the nearest police station 555 or 800 TIPS or 482 GARY.
More on this story as information comes to hand.
The names of the escaped inmates are: