Escapee from correctional facility arrested at Glen Innes

A man has been arrested after allegedly escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility at Glen Innes.

The 27-year-old man was reported missing from the facility on the Gwydir Highway, near Glen Innes, about 8.50am on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

About 3.45pm (Wednesday 29 May 2019), officers from New England Police District located the man in dense bushland 70km east of Glen Innes on the Gwydir Highway.

He was arrested and taken to Glen Innes Police Station where he was charged with inmate escape from lawful custody.

He was refused bail to appear at Armidale Local Court today (Thursday 30 May 2019).

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

/Public Release. View in full here.