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Illawarra escapee captured over 600km away


A prison inmate has been arrested more than 600km from where he was performing volunteer duties in the Illawarra this week.

Police issued a state-wide appeal for assistance after the 35-year-old Sunjay Dayal was reported missing about midday on Wednesday. 

Officers from Coffs / Clarence Police boarded a train at Coffs Harbour and arrested the man, and a 39-year-old woman, about 12.20am today. 

The man and woman face charges, both have been refused bail to appeal in Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

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