25 Jan 2017

Inmates on run from Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre in Victoria

11:06 pm on 25 January 2017

Young criminals have escaped a youth justice centre in Australia, with seven inmates still on the run after stealing several vehicles north of Melbourne.

Police said about 30 inmates were involved in a disturbance at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre this afternoon.

Fifteen youths escaped, of which eight were recaptured.

Police said the escapees were thought to have stolen cars - one in a highway carjacking.

Those on the run were believed to be travelling in three cars.

Five inmates climbed on the roof of the complex during the disturbance.