Manhunt after inmate Daniel Briffa breaks out of Langi Kal Kal Correctional Centre
- Escapee is solidly built, 170cm tall with curly brown hair
- Manhunt underway in Ballarat and surrounding areas
A manhunt is underway in country Victoria for an escaped inmate, identifiable for his curly brown hair and tattooed legs, who staged a mystery jail break last night.
Daniel Briffa, 50, escaped Langi Kal Kal Correctional Centre at Trawalla, 40 kilometres west of Ballarat, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Sunday night.
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia on Monday afternoon that extensive searches are underway in Ballarat and surrounding areas.
According local sources, a police helicopter and officers on foot ‘swarmed’ Victoria Park near the Ballarat Pony Club on Monday afternoon.
Police confirmed the activity is related to the search for Briffa but that he is still at large.
Daniel Briffa (pictured) escaped Langi Kal Kal Correctional Centre at Trawalla, 40 kilometres west of Ballarat, ‘by unknown means’ between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Sunday
They described him as solidly built, approximately 170cm tall with short brown curly hair, a full beard and moustache. He also has tattoos on his lower legs.
Members of the public have been warned not to approach Briffa, although he is snot believed to be dangerous.
He was last seen wearing a ‘forest green’ tracksuit but may have changed clothes since his escape.
Police said Briffa ‘escaped the centre by unknown means’ on Sunday evening.
He is known to have frequented the Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit areas in the past.
Briffa was serving time for drug, theft and traffic offences.