Police are appealing to the public to help locate a prisoner, who this morning escaped from Cessnock correctional facility.

Jake Nunn was reported missing from the minimum security facility at around 11 o’clock.

It’s believed he may be headed for Kurri Kurri or the Central Coast

The 18-year-old is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing green coloured shorts, and either a green t-shirt or sloppy joe and joggers.

Anyone who sees Mr Nunn should not approach him, and contact Triple Zero (000)