Australian man surrenders three decades after jailbreak

A 64-year-old man who escaped from an Australian jail within the Nineties has surrendered after nearly 30 years on the run, police stated.

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

"Between 7pm Friday 31 July and 7am Saturday 1 August 1992, a 35-year-old man escaped from a correctional centre on Hoof Street at Grafton," an announcement stated.

"At the time, efforts to locate the man were unsuccessful."

The Sydney Morning Herald, which stated the man had been jailed on two counts of "cultivating a prohibited plant", reported he spent his time on the run dwelling on Sydney's northern seashores.

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

The metropolis's Daily Telegraph reported he had been homeless.

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

based mostly on web site supplies www.rte.ie

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