Search continues for prisoner who absconded from Townsville

Townsville police are continuing their investigations into the current whereabouts of Matthew Campbell who absconded yesterday from the Townsville Correctional Centre.

An immediate investigation was commenced with police conducting searches and carrying out enquiries overnight.

These investigations remain on-going.

The 29-year-old was serving a term of imprisonment in relation to unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Anyone who has any information in relation to his current whereabouts is urged to contact police.

Anyone who sights Matthew Campbell is asked to immediately call triple zero (000) and not to approach.

He is described as Caucasian,167cms tall with a proportionate build, short blonde hair and blue eyes. He has several tattoos some of which are:

Head: “blaze” on right side of neck, “one life one chance” on left side of neck

Chin: 3cm scar on chin

Left arm: clown on outer forearm

Right arm: forearm “never retreat never surrender”

Right leg: cross on inner ankle

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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