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Man escapes from correctional facility in Cessnock


Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an inmate who escaped from a minimum security correctional facility at Cessnock.

Vaughan Grimston, age 30, was reported missing from the facility on Lindsay Street, Cessnock, about 11.15am on Wednesday.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 170-180cm tall, with a medium build, brown hair and green eyes.

Grimston has connections to the Central Coast and the Sydney metropolitan areas and it is believed he may be travelling in a 2018 silver Hyundai Tucson with NSW-registration YGN-24A.

Police are warning members of the public not to approach the man, but to instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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