Man captured having a shower after fleeing court

June 25, 2024 7:30 am in by
The Royal Hotel in Muswellbrook where the escapee was recaptured. Image: Darren Cutrupi

A man, who escaped from Muswellbrook Local Court was found by police having a shower in a nearby hotel.

47-year-old Matthew Campbell from Scone was arrested early yesterday morning over a series of break-in’s on local businesses in the town over the last several weeks.

He fled the court shortly after being refused bail by Magistrate Kevin Hockey.

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Chief Inspector Guy Gianna told the Hunter Valley Newsroom, he was cornered inside the Royal Hotel after the area was swamped with police.