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Jail bungle saw Kempsey escapees get ‘two-hour head start’

One of two prisoners who escaped from Kempsey jail has crossed the state’s northern border.

Phillip Sampson and Kurt Reynolds have been on the run since escaping from the mid-north Coast Correctional Centre on Friday.

Queensland police have found 35-year-old Sampson after he allegedly broke into a Queensland home and attacked the 71-year-old resident with a hammer before stealing property and the man’s car.

He’s been charged to face a Brisbane court this morning.

But a whistleblower has contacted Ray Hadley, exclusively revealing how the inmates escaped the prison with such ease.

This comes after Ray revealed yesterday the inmates got a two-hour head start.

The emailer says Sampson and Reynolds didn’t even have to break into a car to flee, simply picking up some unsecured keys in one of the prison’s offices.

Reynolds is still on the run.

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