POLICE are currently searching for Stuart Holmes, the ninth Dhurringile Prison escapee to leave the premises over the past 14 months.
Holmes has been reported as fleeing the minimum security prison grounds around 3:30pm yesterday afternoon.
Police were notified and a search of the immediate area was conducted but Holmes is yet to be found.
The 35-year-old is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance and around 178cm tall with a solid build, brown eyes and short, cropped, greying hair and was last seen wearing prison greens.
Investigators believe he may have left the prison in a car.
If anybody has any information on the whereabouts of Holmes, call 000.