break out

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A convicted murderer Tony Dwaine Morgan, dangerous sex offender, Stewart James Dawson, and a drug dealer, Howard Lindsay, escaped prisons in three separate break outs across Queensland, ABC reports.
Luke Mitcheson then had a fantastic solo effort pushed on to the pipe by the Nottingham goalminder, who was coming under good pressure from fast break outs.