Police and prison officers are searching for an inmate of the Golden Grove Maximum Security Prison who escaped custody this morning while being held in a holding bay at the Arima Magistrate's Court.
He has been identified as Teddy Singh, who is charged with murder.
Initial reports indicate that the prisoner made his escape around 10.30 am when he was taken to court.
He is of brown complexion, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, slim-built and of East Indian descent with a ponytail hairstyle.
Anyone who may spot the inmate is asked not to engage him but to contact the police immediately