Can a fugitive remain on the run forever?

  Cymro. 13:27 15 Jan 2019

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In the unlikely case that you needed to get away from the police and stay hidden forever could you do so and if so how would you set about it.

  john bunyan 14:10 15 Jan 2019

3 from Alcatraz are thought to gave escaped in 1962 so 57 years is fair going.

Escape from Alcatraz

  wee eddie 14:21 15 Jan 2019

Difficult in countries that have a well developed Social Security System. All will go well until one becomes ill or has an accident, then one is stuffed

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:41 15 Jan 2019

Hows Lord Lucan doing?

  Brumas 17:41 15 Jan 2019

Fruit Bat /\0/\, you must have read my mind..

  Forum Editor 17:46 15 Jan 2019

"Hows Lord Lucan doing?"

Assuming that he's still alive he would be in his 85th year, so I don't imagine he would be leading the playboy life any more.

of course, he may have succumbed to an illness, and died a while ago.

The trick to being a successful fugitive lies in going somewhere where people are not likely to make connections, and going there fast after the event that triggered your flight.

Keep a low profile and merge in - become inconspicuous. Dress conservatively, and get a cash-in-hand job. If your real name is Fred, learn not to react when someone calls out 'Fred!'. Avoid having your photo taken if you can do so without arousing suspicion and do not commit motoring offences, or try to open a bank account.

Hope that you don't have to be admitted to hospital, and don't take any commercial flights. Don't drink too much and confide in someone, and don't enter into any serious relationships.

Above all, remember that you will be a fugitive for the rest of your life so avoid the temptation to relax as time goes by.

Not much fun, the fugitive business.

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