An Austrian convict who broke out of prison and went to live in Tenerife has handed himself in ALAMYPerhaps it was sunburn that did it. Or maybe it was the English football chants that echo through the Playa de las Americas on summer evenings. Whatever it was that made him snap, an Austrian convict who broke out of prison and went to ground in the Canary Islands has handed himself in more than a decade later. “According to the fugitive, Tenerife is not as nice as it was,” police said. In 2008 he had broken out of a jail in Schwarzau am Steinfeld, 30 miles south of Vienna, during his six-month sentence.
Source: The Times April 23, 2019 23:03 UTC