Indonesian police: 4 foreign inmates escape from Bali prison

Motorcyclists ride their vehicles past the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

Motorcyclists ride their vehicles past the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

Four foreigners have escaped from Bali's Kerokoban Prison using a tunnel, say Indonesian officials.

Australian Shaun Edward Davidson and the tunnel through which it is believed the Kerobokan inmates escaped.

"It is still being investigated whether they had escaped through the waste ground tunnel behind the clinic".

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The 33-year-old, who was serving a one year jail term for immigration offences, fled the prison even though he was due to be released in under three months, police said.

The Australian media also reported Davidson had fled Australia in 2015 after he was faced with charges of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis, among other charges.

Shaun Edward Davidson waiting to be transferred to Kerobokan jail in Bali after being charged with possessing another person's identity and overstaying his visa in April a year ago.

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Bali authorities are launching increased checks at the airport, port and bus terminals to apprehend the prisoners.

Ngurah Rai airport immigration officer Mohamad Soleh told Fairfax Media in April previous year that a report was made of a foreigner staying in Kuta who was suspected of overstaying his visa.

He was with Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, who was sentenced to seven years prison for money laundering in 2016, Indian Sayed Mohammed Said and Malaysian Tee Kok King, who were both serving jail terms over Indonesia's tough laws on drugs.

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The four were placed in Kerobokan prison's Block B and Sayed was said to be the last to be seen at around 6.30am. One of our very own was part of a 4-person group that escaped a Bali prison today.

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