Boy escapes from Darwin's Don Dale half an hour after arriving at detention centre

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Police unable to find juvenile detainee who was injured after he exited through an emergency door and climbed through four coils of razor wire

A juvenile detainee escaped from Darwin’s Don Dale detention centre on Wednesday night by exiting through an emergency door and climbing over the fence, injuring himself on razor wire.

A vehicle patrol was dispatched “within minutes”, and police were on the scene within seven minutes of being alerted but the child was not found.

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