Escapee found and charged – Glen Innes Correctional Centre, NSW

An escapee has been located in the Northern Territory after escaping from a minimum security correctional centre in the New England region of New South Wales earlier this month, NSW Police say.

During the night of Monday 15 May 2017, the 33-year-old man escaped from the Glen Innes Correctional Centre on the Gwydir Highway at Glen Innes.

On Monday (22 May 2017), the man presented himself at Alice Springs Police Station.

On Tuesday (23 May 2017), detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit travelled to Alice Springs and applied for, and were granted, the extradition of the man back to New South Wales.

yesterday, the man was extradited back to New South Wales and taken to Surry Hills Police Station.

He has been charged with inmate escape from lawful custody and steal motor vehicle and will appear before Central Local Court today.

/Public Release.