Abscondee was 'on special leave'

Re-arrested within hours

Abscondee was 'on special leave'

A 16 year old boy who allegedly absconded from the custody of the Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre has been re-arrested, police catching up with the teen at Cartwrights Hill within hours of him going missing.

The boy was reportedly working outside the centre on special leave and failed to return on Tuesday afternoon, information from the community helped police to track the teen down at around 9pm

He’s been charged with escape custody and possession of a knife.