Convicted murderer, rapist on the run

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.

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