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A prison escapee spent overnight on the run in NSW’s Central West but was arrested in bushland after being chased on foot by tipped-off police.

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A prisoner who escaped from a correctional facility in NSW’s Central West spent the night on the run before being caught.

Police say the 33-year-old man was last seen running into bushland surrounding the Kirkconnell complex about 2pm on Friday.

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They received information that led them to Great Western Highway, Meadow Flat, about 7.30am on Saturday and arrested the man in bushland after a brief foot chase.

He was taken to Lithgow Police Station and charged with escaping lawful custody.

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The man appeared a short time later in Dubbo Local Court, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Lithgow Local Court on Thursday.

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