Escapee may head to Gold Coast

A MAN who escaped from Grafton Correctional Facility on Thursday may be headed to the Gold Coast area, according to NSW Police.

Luke Baillee and a second inmate escaped from the Grafton facility on Hoof Street and were seen running into bushland between the Clarence River and the Pacific Highway.

Police were notified about the escape and began searching the Grafton area with Corrective Services officers from the facility.

The second man was arrested about 3pm Thursday after attempting to hide in bushland near Alipou Creek.

He was taken to Grafton Police Station and charged with escape from lawful custody.

The search to locate 29-year-old Baillee continues.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 187 centimetres tall with a thin build, brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing prison uniform.

Police believe Baillee may be heading towards the Gold Coast.

Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him, but to call police on triple-0 immediately.



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