Aussie surrenders almost 30 years after jailbreak

A 64-year-old man who escaped from an Australian jail in the 1990s has surrendered after almost 30 years on the run, police said Wednesday.

New South Wales police said the man allegedly used a hacksaw and bolt cutters to free himself from a prison north of Sydney in 1992.

“Between 7 p.m. Friday 31 July and 7 a.m. Saturday 1 August 1992, a 35-year-old man escaped from a correctional centre on Hoof Street at Grafton,” a statement said.

“At the time, efforts to locate the man were unsuccessful.”

The Sydney Morning Herald, which said the man had been jailed on two counts of “cultivating a prohibited plant,” reported he spent his time on the run living on Sydney’s northern beaches.

On Sunday, the man walked into a Sydney police station to hand himself in.

The city’s Daily Telegraph reported he had been homeless.

The man has been charged with escaping from lawful custody and is now back behind bars after being refused bail. 

Topics: Australia , New South Wales , Sydney Morning Herald
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementGMA-Congress Trivia 1