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A major manhunt is underway for three prisoners who escaped the Townsville Correctional Centre’s prison farm in North Queensland on Monday night.
The male inmates vanished from the low-security jail between 6.30pm and 7.30pm but Queensland Corrective Services do not know which direction they are headed.
Police have have set up road blocks in the surrounding areas between the Bruce Highway and Southwood Rd and have warned members of the public ‘do not approach’.
Two of the three are serving time for violent crimes.
Les Noel Noble is currently serving four years behind bars for Armed robbery.
While Preston Donald Zane Quakawoot was locked up for assaulting a police office and was sentenced to nine months.
The third in the trio Layne Rex Newman, was jailed for break-ins without violence or threats and is serving a year and three months.
Anyone with any information on the men’s whereabouts is urged to keep their distance and call police immediately.
More to come.