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Three wards escape from Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre

Published:Monday | December 6, 2021 | 11:26 AM
The corrections department says it has notified the police and an investigation has been launched into locating the missing wards and the circumstances surrounding their escape. - File photo.

The Department of Correctional Services is reporting that three wards of the state earlier today absconded from the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre.

The department says they were discovered missing by a correctional officer during a regular check at the isolation section of the institution.

It was revealed that the ventilation area made of concrete was destroyed.

The department says it has notified the police and an investigation has been launched into locating the missing wards and the circumstances surrounding their escape.

Eighty wards are housed at the facility.

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