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Convicted double killer on the loose in Sydney

Police are urgently seeking a convicted double murderer who dismembered his victims, after he broke free from his electronic tracking device.

Damien Peters, 50, was last seen at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick on Sunday afternoon.

‘He was there for less than two hours,’ a spokesperson revealed.

Mr Peters was required to wear an ankle monitor, which police last night discovered had been ‘forcibly removed’ and discarded in Kensington.

He had been on parole since November 2016.

Mr Peters pleaded guilty to murdering and dismembering two of his male lovers, months apart in his Surry Hills apartment in 2011.

He was jailed for 21 years, with a non-parole period of 13 years, in 2002.

A police statement described Mr Peters as having a “caucasian appearance, about 175 to 185cm tall, with a muscular build and short brown hair”.

“He has a tattoo on his right upper arm of a snake wrapped around a panther and tribal style tattoos on his upper left upper arm.”

Police warned that Mr Peters should not be approached.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers:  1800 333 000.

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