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Escaped convict hands himself in 29 years after prison break as Covid left him homeless

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Daily Star's biggest headlines straight to your inbox!A convict who escaped prison 30 years ago has handed himself into police after the coronavirus pandemic left him homeless, police have revealed.

Darko Desic, 64, had been left homeless and destitute after the effects of Covid-19 last year saw his regular work as a labourer dry up.He had served just over a year of a three-and-a-half-year sentence for cultivation of cannabis at the Grafton Correctional Centre in New South Wales, Australia, in 1992 when he broke out with a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters.Reports from the Australian Daily Telegraph suggest that he fled the institution after fearing that he would be deported back to the former Yugoslavia upon serving his time.

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