NSW prison escapee Cullen still on the run after months

A CONVICTED Toormina criminal remains on the run almost two months after escaping from a NSW prison.

Ashley Cullen, 21, was one of three north coast inmates to break out.

The trio had almost 12 hours to make a get away before they were reported missing.

While the two others, Grafton's Reegan Freeburn and Zac Cree from Banora Point have since been arrested, Cullen has not been found.

Before his escape, Cullen was serving a four-year, nine month sentence for his part in a terrifying South Grafton home invasion where a woman was raped and a man tied up.

Wearing helmets and armed with a knife, baseball bat and gun, Cullen and his two friends Andrew Stewart and Travis Braam, ripped off a screen door and stormed into a Bent St home.

Inside, a 51-year-old man's arms were bound and his finger dislocated while his female friend was told the man's safety could be guaranteed in exchange for sexual favours.

The woman performed oral sex on Stewart and was raped by Braam before all three fled with cash and a crossbow.
Cullen has a history of being on the run from police.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and his details released to the media when he failed to turn up to court for sentencing last year.

Anyone who sees him should call 000.


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