Multiple police units including the dog squad were used in the search for ACMENA detainees who escaped custody on Sunday afternoon. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Multiple police units including the dog squad were used in the search for ACMENA detainees who escaped custody on Sunday afternoon. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Police catch two of the Acmena escapees

POLICE have arrested two of four detainees who escaped custody from the Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre.

Just after 8am today, police attended an address in Yamba, where they arrested one of the 18-year-olds.

A second 18-year-old was arrested in South Grafton after being spotted and pursued on foot by police.
A search is continuing for the other two escapees, and police are appealing for public assistance to locate them.

The 18-year-old is described as being of Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander appearance, between 150cm and 160cm tall, with a medium build and black hair.

The 15-year-old is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 150cm to 155cm tall, with a thin build and brown hair.

Anyone who sees the detainees is urged not to approach them but to contact Triple Zero '000' immediately.


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