Police Captured Last Missing Prisoner After Group Prison Break in WA

Mimi Nguyen Ly
By Mimi Nguyen Ly
July 25, 2018Australia
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Police Captured Last Missing Prisoner After Group Prison Break in WA
Police continue to search for a missing prisoner after ten prison inmates escaped following a "disturbance" Greenough Regional Prison in Western Australia. Bradley Silvester (pictured), 35, has yet to be located. (L: WA Police/Twitter. R: Screenshot via Google Maps)

Police have captured the last missing prisoner, Bradley Silvester, following a mass breakout of ten inmates at Greenough Regional Prison in Western Australia, about 350km north of Perth, on July 24.

Bradley Silvester, 35, was arrested on the morning of July 26, in the suburb of Glenfield.

Nine of the ten escapees have been found as of 1 p.m. local time on July 25, less than 24 hours after their bolt for freedom, according to local news reports.

Bradley Silvester, 35, has yet to be located. The group of ten inmates pushed a ladder against a fence and were able to climb out to escape, shortly after a fight between inmates and guards, news.com.au reported.

Geraldton police posted on Twitter and Facebook on July 24, urging locals to lock their windows and doors.

“I’m not going to beat around the bush—this was a riot. And it was appalling, it was shocking,” West Australian Premier Mark McGowan said, The Australian reported.

This article was originally published as “Police Seeking Prisoner After Group Prison Break in Western Australia” prior to an update.

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