Maryborough Correctional Centre.
Maryborough Correctional Centre. Valerie Horton

Police investigating escape attempt by M'boro prisoner

AN ESCAPE attempt by a prisoner at Maryborough Jail is being investigated by police.

A Queensland Correctives Services spokesman said a prisoner ran from officers while being transferred from an ambulance port at the Hervey Bay Hospital about 5am on Saturday.

Officers chased the man and caught him a short distance away in a carpark.

The prisoner was initially transported to hospital for further medical tests in relation to back and neck pain.

The incident was referred to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit.



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