Mum dobs in her daughters, 19 and 22, after they showed up at her house having allegedly jumped a fence and fled hotel quarantine
- Mother turned daughters in after they allegedly breached hotel quarantine
- 19 and 22-year-old allegedly escaped the Alice Springs Quarantine Facility
- They allegedly abseiled from a window, jumped a fence and fled in getaway car
- Mother, boyfriend and two daughters are now in quarantine after alleged breach
A mother turned her young daughters into police after they allegedly abseiled from their room, jumped a fence, and fled hotel quarantine in a getaway car.
The sisters, aged 19 and 22, allegedly escaped from the Alice Springs Quarantine Facility yesterday and drove to their mum’s house.
Northern Territory Police said after the woman dobbed her children in, one daughter returned to quarantine while the other initially refused to go back.
A mother turned her young daughters into police after they allegedly abseiled from their room, jumped a fence, and fled hotel quarantine in a getaway car. Pictured: ADF in Darwin
‘I can say they were up on the first floor. They managed to abseil down and work through that, and then up and over a fence to head off,’ Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker said on Monday.
‘That’s something that’s very deeply concerning, again noting this is not a prison.
‘This is a place where people should know they’re going there to protect the greater health of all the people who live in the Northern Territory.’
Commissioner Chalker called the decision ‘completely and utterly immature’.
‘(It’s) incredibly disappointing with the seriousness of what’s going on and what people in Victoria are dealing with – to have people treat that environment with such contempt,’ he said.
One of the daughters was also in contact with her boyfriend and all four were put into supervised quarantine.
The sisters, aged 19 and 22, allegedly escaped from the Alice Springs Quarantine Facility (pictured) yesterday and drove to their mum’s house
The four people, including the mother, had to pay for the two-week isolation themselves.
‘It is understood the women had not attended any other locations, nor had they come into contact with others,’ police said.
Commander Sachin Sharma called the breach ‘incredible.’
‘It’s incredible that after all this time, with deaths and lockdowns, people are still not taking this pandemic seriously,’ he said.
‘The reason we have no community transmission in the Territory and that we are safe is because we have been diligent in ensuring anyone potentially at risk is quarantined.
‘Incidents like to this place the wider NT community in danger and will not be tolerated.’
The pair were fined for the breach, paying $5,056 each.
Northern Territory Police said after the woman dobbed her children in, one daughter returned to quarantine (facility pictured) while the other initially refused to go back