Escapee arrested at Forster

Two men, one of which was an escapee from a correctional facility, have been arrested during a police operation in Forster.

Following investigations into an escapee from a correctional facility in Cessnock earlier this month, police from Manning Great Lakes conducted an operation in the Forster on Sunday 8 March 2015.

During the operation, a man was seen to climb out of a window and run from a home on Cabarita Avenue. Police gave chase and the man was arrested.

The 22-year-old was taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with breach of bail.

Following his arrest police observed another man, run from a home on Cabarita Avenue. The man led police on a foot pursuit before he was arrested several hundred metres away in a swamp.

The 25-year-old man was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station and charged with escape lawful custody.

Both men have been refused bail to appear at Taree Local Court today (Monday 9 March 2015).

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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