Manhunt: the Simmonds escape and arrest, 1959

Manhunt: the Simmonds escape and arrest, 1959

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When Kevin John Simmonds and prison cellmate Leslie Alan Newcombe escaped from Sydney’s Long Bay jail on October 9, 1959, the manhunt that followed was the biggest in Australian history. Their killing of a prison guard at Emu Plains Prison Farm – where the pair had gone to steal supplies – guaranteed the full resources […]

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