Police have located and arrested a prisoner who escaped while undertaking community work near Castlemaine last week.
Kangaroo Flat man Matthew Drew had been at Muckleford Railway Station as part of a working group from the restricted-minimum security Middleton Prison when he fled just after 9.30am on 20 October.
It is alleged he took off in a ute that had been parked nearby.
Central Goldfields Crime Investigation Unit, with assistance from Fugitive Taskforce members and local police, located Drew about 11.50am today at a residential premises on Hoare Street, Swan Hill.
He was arrested without incident and is currently in custody.
Investigators would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in locating him.
Police are yet to recover the white 2008 Holden Rodeo Ute, which has an aluminium tray with an orange crane on the back and registration YES460.
The vehicle is believed to be in the Swan Hill or Torrumbarry areas
Anyone who sights the vehicle or has information on its whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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