Two escape from youth detention centre

2560 escapee Arnold Walker OK2560 escapee Tony Gibson OK

Two youths have escaped from the Youth Detention Centre in Alice Springs overnight.


It is believed Arnold Walker, 17 (left) and Tony Gibson, 13 (right) escaped around 11pm. Both are of Aboriginal appearance.


Gibson is of slight build and has short dark hair. Walker is of slim build and has curly black hair.


Both were last seen wearing grey long sleeved jumpers, dark blue shorts and blue Velcro runners.


Police hold concerns for their welfare and urge them to hand themselves into police.


Anyone who knows of their current whereabouts is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.


– Police media release.


UPDATE 11.50am


Territory Families says it is believed the young people escaped through the ceiling, and no youth justice officers were injured during the escape.


UPDATE 4.30pm


Police have arrested Walker at a house in the northern part of town this afternoon.


Gibson remains at large and is now believed to be wearing a black hooded jumper and black coloured pants.


Police hold concerns for his welfare and urge him to hand himself into police.


UPDATE 3.30pm, July 18, 2018.


Police have arrested the second youth who escaped from the Youth Detention Centre on Sunday night.




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  1. James T Smerk
    Posted July 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Just a thought, maybe someone should go to Bunnings and buy a motion detector to alert someone straight away when people skip out.Might save the Government getting egg on its face every second week.

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