Escapee heads for the coast
BUDDY Kelly is on the loose on the North Coast and police are pulling out all stops to find him.
The 24-year-old was reported missing during a muster of inmates at the Glen Innes Correctional Centre on Monday at 6.30pm.
Kelly was transferred from the Tamworth Correctional Centre to the Glen Innes facility 10 days before his escape.
He had been serving a term for a series of break and enter offences and was due for release in February, 2010.
Police from the New England Local Area Command have checked Kelly's known associates in the area in a bid to find him.
He's described as Aboriginal in appearance, 180cm to 185cm tall, of solid build, between 80 to 85 kilograms, with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information about Kelly's whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.