Police seek Queenstown man

21:53, Jan 21 2014
Adam Crawford
Police are seeking Queenstown man Adam Crawford.

Police are seeking public help to locate Queenstown man Adam Crawford, who escaped from an Invercargill mental health unit twice in the past two days.

The 21-year-old is described as being 184cm, solidly built European and was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and black Canterbury-branded black running pants, before he escaped from an Invercargill mental health facility last night.

His previous escape was on Monday, after he had been admitted as a patient, police said.

After the initial escape he was located by police in the early hours of yesterday morning and bailed back to the Invercargill mental health unit on strict conditions as he is facing charges.

Because of the state of Crawford's mental health and potential safety concerns for the public, police are keen to locate him as soon as possible. 

Police advise that members of the public should not approach him but call police on 111.

Crawford usually lives in Queenstown, and is thought to be back in the Queenstown area.