Police hunt two escapees

POLICE are hunting two men who escaped from Kempsey's correctional centre.

The minimum security inmates, 25-year-old Glen Russell and 23-year-old Christopher Piper, allegedly scaled the perimeter fence at 2am yesterday.

They were last seen running off towards Aldavilla Road. Police were alerted to their escape about 3.15am.

Police carried out patrols of the local area in a bid to locate the men, with a more extensive search now under way.

Russell, originally from the Port Macquarie area, is described as white European appearance, 193cm tall, 75kg with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos of three women on his right upper bicep, a castle and dragon on his right lower leg, and flames on his left upper bicep.

Piper, who is from the Kempsey district, is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 177cm tall, 92kg with a medium build, brown hair and green eyes.

He has a tattoo of a tiger on his right bicep and a dragon tattooed on his upper back.

The men had been serving sentences for break-and-enter offences. Anyone who sees the pair is urged not to approach them but to contact police on 000 immediately.



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