Police warn public not to approach fugitive from Glen Innes Correctional Centre


Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a prisoner who has escaped from Glen nnes Correctional Centre.

Police from New England Local Area Command have been told 44-year-old man was last seen at the correctional centre shortly before 1pm on Sunday 20 August 2017, but was missing at 3.30pm.

About 10.30am on Monday, the man was located by a member of the public about 30kms from the correctional centre.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.


The police have appealed to the public to be on the look out for an escaped prisoner.  They warn anyone who sees him to tell them and not to approach the man.

Forty-four year-old Clayton James Sewell was last seen at the Glen Innes Correctional Centre shortly before one o’clock on Sunday afternoon.  He was reported missing just over two hours later after a search of the centre failed to find him.

It is not known what he was being held for.

But police said they were “warning members of the public NOT to approach the man but instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.”

The missing man is white and and was described by the police as “about 180cm tall with a medium build, short brown hair and hazel eyes. At the time he was wearing prison greens comprising a dark green tracksuit and bomber-style jacket lined with orange”.

Temperatures in the area dropped to well below freezing overnight.

The 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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ .

They added: “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.”