Manhunt underway for Unanderra prison escapee Shaun Primmer

Shaun Primmer. Picture: NSW Police
Shaun Primmer. Picture: NSW Police

Police are searching for a 23-year-old man after he escaped from Unanderra jail overnight.

Shaun Primmer was last at the minimum-security correctional centre about 11pm on Thursday, but was noticed missing about 1.15am on Friday.

A search of the centre and surrounding grounds failed to locate the man.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of thin build, about 200cm tall with short blonde hair.

Shaun was last seen wearing standard correctional centre issued clothing.

Member of the public are urged not to approach Shaun but instead contact Triple Zero.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000