TWO inmates are on the run after escaping from a prison on the outskirts of Glen Innes.
A large manhunt involving local police was under way on Friday afternoon after the two prisoners fled the minimum security correctional centre.
Robert Riley, aged 49, and Wayne Porter, aged 32, were reported missing from the prison on the Gwydir Highway, near Glen Innes, about 4.30pm on Friday.
Police said Riley is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in appearance, about 165cm tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Porter is described as being of Caucasian in appearance, about 177cm tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Police said the men are believed to be travelling on foot.
Police are warning members of the public not to approach the men, but to instead call Triple Zero immediately.
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