A 14-year-old boy under a care and protection order escaped from Eastern Court while being escorted by five police officers yesterday. The incident happened when the boy and another juvenile were being escorted by the officers to a police van at the court's car park, in Sai Wan Ho, at about 12.30pm. 'The boy began to run after pushing two of the officers onto the ground at the car park,' a police source said. The teenager outran the pursuing police officers and fled out of the car park towards the Tai On Building, the source said. The boy was not handcuffed when he fled, he said. More officers were called in to mount a search, including some from the police tactical unit, but they found no trace of the boy. The youngster had been placed under a care and protection order after his parents failed to give him the proper level of care, the source said. He had been reported missing a few days ago, and police officers found him on Tuesday night. The teenager was brought to the Juvenile Court yesterday and ordered to be sent to Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home, which is run by the Social Welfare Department, according to the source. Handcuffs are used as a matter of course on adult male offenders when Correctional Services Department staff bring them before the District Court and the Court of First Instance. When young people are brought before juvenile courts, they are escorted by police officers. The question of whether or not to handcuff them is decided on a case-by-case basis. Lawmaker Lau Kong-wah, who often comments on security issues, called it a rare, isolated incident. The relevant parties would take steps to strengthen security measures after this case, he said.