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Prison escapee recaptured, charged


WA Police Force Rapid Apprehension Squad detectives have charged a man in relation to an incident on Sunday, in which it is alleged he escaped from lawful custody in Mount Barker. 

Police say the man escaped lawful custody from Pardelup Prison Farm.

“WA Police Force was notified and an operation commenced to locate the man,” WA Police said in a statement.

“Around 5:30pm yesterday, Monday 23 October 2023, the accused was arrested in Kendenup, near Mount Barker.”

The 42-year-old man has been charged with one count of escaping from lawful custody.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Albany Magistrates Court today.

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