'It was the most amazing thing I've seen in my life': Prison officer who saw armed robber escape from Australia's biggest jail in helicopter hijacked by his Russian girlfriend says it was the 'most exciting' day of her career


A prison officer who witnessed John Killick escape by helicopter from a western Sydney jail has described it as the 'most exciting day of my career'. Senior Correctional Officer Sindy Lesko also revealed she saw Killick's girlfriend Lucy Dudko the day before the pair pulled off the most dramatic escape in Australian penal history. SCO Lesko was on duty in the maximum security Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre at Silverwater when Killick, then 57, made his break on March 25, 1999. 'It was the most exciting day of my career,' SCO Lesko said

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