Tarrengower escapee located

Police have located prison escapee Nga Thi Dang, who escaped from Tarrengower Prison in Nuggetty on Monday.

The 36-year-old was confirmed missing about 11.15am on September 10.

She was recognised by an off-duty police member on Tuesday afternoon in Byron Street, Footscray where she was arrested without incident.

Dang has been charged with escape and was scheduled to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court late Tuesday.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.