Escapee captured at Murchison

POLICE have captured a prison escapee at Murchison.

Matthew James Boland escaped from Dhurringile Prison on January 5.

He was arrested after being seen in Murchison around 8.30am on Friday.

Boland was sighted walking along the side of a road by an off-duty prison officer who recognised him and contacted police.

Mr Boland is being interviewed by police.

A Victoria Police spokesman thanked the media and public for their help in locating Boland.

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