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Escaped prisoner still on the run in northern NSW

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Selim Sensoy, 44, is still on the run more than 24 hours after slipping away from the minimum security prison in northern NSW.

An inmate remains on the run more the 24 hours after escaping a minimum security prison in the NSW Northern Tablelands.

Police are hunting for Selim Sensoy, 44, who was reported missing from Glen Innes Correctional Centre about midday on Saturday.

Police say Sensoy is from Prospect, in western Sydney, and has connections in the Mid North Coast and southeast Queensland.

Officers initially believed he had stolen a red Suburu WRX from a Glenn Innes home on Saturday.

The same car was spotted by police 210km away in Moree on Sunday morning but when they started chasing it, the car sped off in a dangerous matter and they had to abandon the pursuit.

With the help of police helicopters and the dog unit they found the car on the banks of the Gwydir and arrested two men, aged 44 and 50.

The older man was charged with three outstanding warrants and the younger man was charged with multiple traffic offences. Both are due in Moree Local Court on Monday.

Sensoy remains on the run and is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, between 175-185cm tall, with a medium build, brown eyes and grey hair.

He was last seen wearing prison greens; however, it's not known whether he has since changed clothes.

Police have warned the public not to approach Sensoy but instead call triple-zero immediately if they see him.

– Reported with AAP

Source: 9News

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