AN INMATE who escaped from a New England prison remains on the run after almost a week.
Specialist police are still searching for Selim Sensoy, five days after the jailbreak at Glen Innes Correctional Centre.
The 44-year-old disappeared without a trace on Saturday morning. Police confirmed he was last seen at 10am, but the alarm wasn't raised until midday by Corrective Services officials.
Police were then called in and a large-scale manhunt mounted for the prisoner.
The police helicopter, dog squad and other specialist police have been scouring parts of the New England, including out to Moree.
Police are trying to track whether the inmate - who has ties to Southern Queensland, the Mid North Coast and Sydney - has taken a vehicle to evade officers.
The search ramped up on Sunday when police suspected Sensoy was on the run in a stolen red Subaru WRX, taken from Glen Innes.
Police tasked all resources to track the stolen car before they homed in on it in Moree, where it was involved in a chase.
The Subaru was spotted in Edward Street just before 11am and officers initiated a pursuit when it failed to stop.
They quickly called it off because of the dangerous manner of driving, police said.
Using the dog unit and PolAir, officers tracked the stolen car to the banks of the Gwydir River where Jason Craigie and Michael Binge were captured, but Sensoy wasn't among them.
Police don't suspect Sensoy was connected to the stolen car, now.
New England police have warned the public not to approach Sensoy if he is sighted, but rather call Triple Zero immediately.
Sensoy is described as being of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance, is between 175 and 185cm tall, with a medium build, and brown eyes and grey hair.
He was last seen wearing prison greens.