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Beechworth Prison Escape

Beechworth Prison Escape

Police Searching for Prisoner

Police are searching for a man who escaped from Beechworth Correctional Centre yesterday.

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Simon Poole escaped the centre sometime between 12.30pm and 4.15pm on 1 June, but it's not yet known how he managed it.

The 47-year-old was serving a term of imprisonment for drug, firearm and deception related offences.

Poole is approximately 170cm tall, of solid build, with short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing green tracksuit pants and a white T-shirt, but may have changed since his escape.

He was previously known to frequent the Wonthaggi, Ferntree Gully and Narre Warren South areas.

Poole is not believed be violent, but members of the public should not approach him. If he's seen, contact triple-zero immediately.

Anyone with other information that might be able to assist police should contact the Wodonga Criminal Investigation Unit on 02 6049 2700..

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