Update: Search for prisoners, Townsville to Brisbane

Police have located three men who escaped from Townsville Correctional Farm at Stuart last night.

At around 8.10pm, the three men were taken into police custody in Gympie.

The three men were reported missing from the Townsville Correctional Farm overnight.

At 12.40am this morning, the trio caught a taxi from Fairfield Waters to Vincent.

Investigations suggests that they stole a vehicle from Heatley, which evaded police at around 8.40am on the Bruce Highway at Koumala.

They was last seen at 2.50pm on the Bruce Highway in the Gin Gin area.

There is no further information available at this stage.  Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.

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