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Man in custody escapes Perth hospital

By AAP Newswire

A man is on the run after escaping a Perth hospital, where he was being held in custody.

Laurie John Junior Dodd, 44, fled the Royal Perth Hospital about 12.40pm on Saturday, police said.

He is described as 187cm tall, with a medium build, fair skin, black hair and a mullet haircut.

Dodd may have bandaged facial and arm injuries, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and either green or black boxer shorts.

He was spotted in Perth's CBD and anyone who sees him should not approach but contact police on 131 444.