Inmate escapes north Queensland prison

Graham Robert Masso fled Townsville Correctional Centre on Thursday afternoon.
Graham Robert Masso fled Townsville Correctional Centre on Thursday afternoon.

An inmate serving four years for a break-in is on the run after escaping from a north Queensland prison.

Police are searching for Graham Robert Masso, 38, who fled Townsville Correctional Centre about 2pm on Thursday.

"He is serving four years, 26 days for entering a dwelling with intent without violence or threats," a Queensland Corrective Services spokesman said.

Masso is 171cm tall, with a medium build and dark complexion, and has distinctive tattoos on his body, including the words "love and hate" on his left arm and "mum" on his right arm.

Australian Associated Press