Escaped Bimberi detainee arrested by police

Facing court

ACT Policing has re-captured a 17-year-old Bimberi Youth Detention Centre detainee who escaped from custody early this morning (26 August, 2019).

About 2.00am, the 17-year-old escaped lawful custody at The Canberra Hospital where he was receiving medical treatment.

An extensive police search of the immediate area was conducted, as well as patrols being dispatched to various locations in an attempt to locate the detainee.  

Numerous police resources from across the ACT were utilised during the search, including the AFP Canine Team.

Investigations led police to locate the escapee on Parkes Way, Acton about 5.10am. He was arrested, and will face the ACT Children’s Court today charged with Escape from Arrest or Custody.

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