A convicted murderer and rapist is on the run in the Northern Territory.
Edward James Horrell has sparked a massive police hunt after escaping from a prison work camp in Nhulunbuy.
The 62-year-old, who has a number of convictions for violent offences including rape, manslaughter and murder, has been on the run since last night.
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Horrell is described as being 170cm tall, medium build and was wearing a blue and yellow hi-vis button up shirt and dark blue shorts.
If sighted, members of the public are urged not to approach him and to contact police immediately.