Prison Escapee Caught By Police In Cessnock

He was on the run for two weeks..

Prison Escapee Caught By Police In Cessnock

Police have caught up with a prisoner who escaped from Cessnock Jail nearly two weeks ago.

The 18-year-old man was arrested yesterday, when authorities found him hiding in bedroom wardrobe of a home in Scott Street, Cessnock.

Officers had earlier visited a home in Burnett Street following a tip off however the inmate fled on foot.

He's now facing a number of charges including escaping lawful custody and will be off to Maitland Court today.

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