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Three prisoners escape from Beechworth prison

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Three prisoners have escaped from the minimum security prison at Beechworth.

It’s not yet clear how the three men – Billy Sperling, 25, Thomas Smith, 27, and Geoffrey Pennell, 34 – got away.

They’re understood to have escaped on Tuesday night.

Senior Sergeant Gary Barton told Tom Elliott it is believed the inmates escaped through a window.

“It’s a minimum security facility, so, it has to be expected, I guess,” Mr Barton said.

Click PLAY to Mr Barton’s full report

Beechworth Correction Centre is home to inmates who are deemed low-risk and about to finish their prison sentences.

Anybody with information is urged to contact police immediately.

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