ARRESTED: Langi Kal Kal prison escapee caught

UPDATE MONDAY 5.30pm: Langi Kal Kal prison escapee Barry Dettman, 51, has been arrested in Werribee by Victoria police.

The 51-year-old was arrested at about 5pm.

Police issued a statement thanking the public for their assistance in catching Dettman.

He escaped from the prison at Trawalla, near Beaufort, on Sunday morning, before being sighted in Werribee.

Dettman was serving time for offences including indecent acts in the presence of a child and wilful and obscene exposure.

UPDATE MONDAY 10.30am: A Langi Kal Kal prison escapee who has been on the run for 24 hours has been sighted near Werribee.

Fugitive Taskforce members confirmed Barry Dettman, 51, who escaped from the prison in Trawalla near Beaufort, was sighted in Werribee about 5pm on Sunday.

Dettman is serving time for offences including indecent acts in the presence of a child and wilful and obscene exposure.

He is known to have connections with the Bendigo and Werribee areas.

Members of the public are urged not to approach him.

Dettman is described as 178cm tall with a thin build, cropped grey hair and blue eyes.

He has numerous tattoos on his upper arms and forearms, including an eagle on his right upper arm.

He was last seen wearing green tracksuit pants and a flannelette shirt.

UPDATE MONDAY 7am: Barry Dettman is still on the run from Victoria Police.

Police say he has connections to the Bendigo and Werribee areas.

SUNDAY: Police are currently searching for a man who escaped from the Langi Kal Kal prison in Trawalla this morning. 

Barry Dettman, 51, was last detected walking east along the Western Highway, Trawalla about 10am.

Police have searched the immediate area but are yet to locate Dettman. 

Dettman is serving time for offences including indecent acts in the presence of a child and wilful and obscene exposure.

Dettman is described as 178cm tall with a thin build, cropped grey hair and blue eyes.

He has numerous tattoos on his upper arms and forearms including an eagle on his right upper arm.

He was last seen wearing green tracksuit pants and a flannelette shirt.

Members of the public are urged not to approach Dettman. 

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call 000 immediately. 

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