Sydney: Prison escapee on the run for more than two months found in kitchen cupboard

4 Oct – A prisoner who escaped a minimum security jail in New South Wales more than two months ago has been arrested after being found hiding in a kitchen cupboard.

Myles Fergus Wilson, 58, was reported missing on July 24 after a check of inmates at St Heliers Correctional Centre in Muswellbrook, north-west of Newcastle.

After a search turned up no sign of Wilson, he was reported as an escapee to local police and extensive investigations commenced, police said.

On Sunday night, officers found the man hiding in the kitchen cupboard of a home at Alfords Point, in south Sydney.

He was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he was charged with escaping lawful custody.

He was denied bail and will appear in the Parramatta Bail Court today.

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