Warrnambool man Chris Austin escapes from custody

​A POLICE manhunt for Warrnambool man Christopher Austin ​continues after he escaped from a residential treatment facility on Tuesday​ night.

​Austin, 22,​ left the Fairfield facility about 11.30pm.

He is serving a five-​year residential placement order for sexual assault ​committed in Warrnambool ​at the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service.

Austin is about 166cm tall with a medium build and has short dark hair with a rat’s tail. 

The Aboriginal man also has two lines cut into his right eyebrow and dollar signs tattooed on his right leg and right middle finger.

Investigators received information that a man fitting his description was seen at 6am Wednesday ​in Kew East.

He was pushing a mountain bike along Main Yarra Trail near Willow Grove, wearing shorts and a jumper.

Anyone who sights Austin is urged not to approach him.

Police asked people with information to phone triple-0.