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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.
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