Police hunt continues for convicted killer who escaped Auckland hospital yesterday

Police are still on the hunt for a convicted killer who escaped from police custody while at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital early yesterday morning.

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Katrina Epiha stabbed a woman to death at a party in 2017. Source: 1 NEWS

Katrina Epiha, 22, was last year sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing a woman to death at a party in Christchurch in 2017.

Epiha was last seen running towards Gray Avenue, in Māngere, at 12.30am yesterday, after escaping from Middlemore Hospital.

Police say Epiha is dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 111 immediately, while people with information are asked to contact Counties Manukau police on 09 261 1321.