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One of two Kempsey jail escapees has crossed the state’s border

Macquarie National News

One of two prisoners who escaped from Kempsey jail has crossed the state’s northern border.

Phillip Sampson and Kurt Reynolds have been on the run since escaping from the mid-north Coast Correctional Centre on Friday.

Queensland police have found 35-year-old Sampson after he allegedly broke into a Queensland home and attacked the 71-year-old resident with a hammer before stealing property and the man’s car.

He’s been charged to face a Brisbane court this morning.

Reynolds is yet to be located.

Corrective Services is investigating the circumstances surrounding their escape at Kempsey.

Macquarie National News
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