Escaped New South Wales prisoner nabbed on Christmas Eve

It will not be a merry Christmas for an escaped prisoner who fled a prison van in New South Wales in November.

John Robert Bamblett man who escaped from custody in November will spend Christmas behind bars after being recaptured.

The 35-year-old man had been on the run since escaping from a transport van on the Newell Highway, north of West Wyalong, on November 5.

The escapee tried to flee from police when he was spotted on a Dubbo street on Thursday, but he was caught soon after and charged.

Minimum-security prisoner was last seen in his prison greens running into bushland near the Newell Highway, six kilometres north of West Wyalong, on Thursday afternoon, police say.

He is due to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Christmas day.

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