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Sydney: Escaped prisoner surrenders to the police after almost 30 years

2021-09-15T03:01:52.303Z

A man escaped from a Sydney prison in 1992 using a saw and a bolt cutter. Since then there has been no trace of him. Now, surprisingly, he has reported himself to the authorities.



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In Australia, an escaped prisoner surrendered to the police after almost 30 years.

The now 64-year-old broke out of a prison in Grafton in northeast New South Wales in 1992 with the help of a saw and a bolt cutter, the police said on Wednesday.

All attempts to find the fugitive failed at the time.

Last Sunday he made a surprise appearance to the authorities in Dee Why in the north of Sydney.

It is still unclear what prompted the man to surrender after almost three decades.

The then 35-year-old was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment in two cases for growing a prohibited plant.

After a year or so, he towed out of prison.

Since then he is said to have lived in a suburb of Sydney, according to local media reports.

He is now accused of escaping from legal custody.

On Tuesday, a court refused to allow the man to be released on bail.

He is due to appear again in court on September 28th.

aar / dpa

Source: spiegel

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