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South East manhunt underway

July 18, 2023 5:57 am in by
NSW Police

A search operation is underway in the South East of NSW for an escaped prisoner.

Police officers attached to Monaro Police District are appealing for information to locate an inmate who escaped from a minimum-security correction facility in the Snowy Monaro region.

21-year-old, James White, was reported missing from Cooma Correctional Centre, where he was last seen around 4:40pm on Monday (July 17).

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James is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, light build,165cm-170cm tall, with black hair. He was last seen wearing a hi-vis orange jacket, light coloured shirt, and shorts.

A NSW Police spokesperson says he may be travelling to Guildford or Sydney.

Police advise against approaching James if you see him and urge the public to dial Triple Zero (000) immediately if he is spotted.

Image: NSW Police

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