Man arrested after escaping from correctional facility - Bathurst
Tuesday, 01 June 2021 05:37:55 PM
Police have arrested an inmate who escaped from a correctional facility at Bathurst earlier today.
A 61-year-old man was reported missing from the facility on Mid-Western Highway, Bathurst, about 12pm today (Tuesday 1 June 2021).
Police have been told he was last seen shortly after 11am.
Officers from Chifley Police District made a search of the area and conducted inquiries to locate the man, who was last seen wearing prison greens.
Following a public appeal, the man was arrested outside the gates to the correctional facility about 4.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday 1 June 2021).
Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.
It is expected charges will be laid.