Prisoner abscond from Townsville Correctional Centre

Police and Queensland Corrective Services officers are searching for prisoners HUNTER, VAUGHN MICHAEL JAMES and GALIGAN, FABIEN BRIAN who absconded from Townsville Correctional Centre (Low Custody Male Farm) on 29 October 2023

HUNTER, VAUGHN MICHAEL JAMES is currently serving 10 months for Serious assault not resulting in injury (remainder) and GALIGAN, FABIEN BRIAN is currently serving 2 years 6 months for Wounding.

If you have seen these men, you should not approach them and contact police immediately by calling Triple Zero (000).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24 hours per day at or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24 hours per day or by calling 1800 333 000.


Physical description:

  • Height (cm) – 179
  • Weight (kg) – 61
  • Build – Light
  • Complexion – Dark
  • Eyes (colour) – Brown
  • Hair (colour) – Black

Body markings:

  • Back – LHS 8CM horizontal scar and RHS 5CM vertical scar
  • Chest – RHS 2cm scar
  • Head – tattoo on right check and name on side of neck
  • Head – scar top of right eye and right knee
  • Left arm – Left forearm tattoo of a skull and others with multiple letters
  • Left hand – 3 tattoo on top of left hand
  • Left leg – leg sleeve tattoo with multiple letters and a demon face
  • Left leg – shin 3cm scar
  • Right hand – 9 tattoo on top of right hand
  • Right leg – knee 5cm scar shin 3cm circular scar


Physical description:

  • Height (cm) – 165
  • Weight (kg) – 55
  • Build – Light
  • Complexion – Dark
  • Eyes (colour) – Black
  • Hair (colour) – Black

Body markings:

  • Chest – LHS chest tattoo of a name
  • Head – 03 tattoo on face
  • Left arm – name tattoos on top of forearm and outer shoulder
  • Right arm – two name tattoos
  • Right leg – RFW tattoo on outside of ankle

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