Shane Todd failed to return to the Prison Farm after work release. *Photo courtesy of the Bermuda Police Service
Shane Todd failed to return to the Prison Farm after work release. *Photo courtesy of the Bermuda Police Service

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 5:30PM UPDATE: An escaped convict is being hunted by police and prison officers.

Shane Todd, 36, is understood to have left the Prison Farm at Ferry Reach on Friday on work release with a charity — but failed to return at the designated time.

Now Todd, who is understood to be serving time for drug-related offences, is the subject of a manhunt.

The missing man is not thought to pose a danger to the public.

Commissioner of Prisons Edward Lamb told the Bermuda Sun yesterday: “I can confirm that an inmate failed to return to the Prison Farm while on work release.

“We are currently working with police and his family to locate him and return him to our custody.

“I hasten to add that he is deemed to be low risk to the public, hence his being eligible for our work release programme in the first instance.”

Lt Col. Lamb added: “I am confident that he will soon be returned to custody.”

Police this afternoon described Todd as:

  • brown skinned
  • approximately 5ft 8ins tall
  • weighing around 150lbs.

They said he was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, blue pants and white high-top sneakers.

Anyone who sees Todd or has information about his location is asked to call the main police number at 295-0011.

Acting Chief Inspector Andy Morgan said in a press statement: "The Bermuda Police Service would like to remind the public that harbouring a fugitive is an offence punishable under the law."