Fugitive arrested in sandwich shop

BYRON Bay police have snared another Queensland fugitive less than a week after arresting an Esk man for murder.

A 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a 46-year-old man in Kedron, Brisbane, on January 18, was spotted in a sandwich shop in Jonson Street, Byron Bay by a local police officer about 1.30pm on Tuesday.

The officer immediately detained the man.

The suspect was taken to Byron Bay Police Station and questioned by detectives before being charged with attempted murder.

He appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday and was remanded to appear again today when Queensland detectives are expected to seek extradition.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Shane Diehm said it was another example of successful cross-border policing between Queensland and NSW, with police working together and sharing information.

A short time later a woman wanted in connection with the same offence presented herself at Tweed Heads Police Station where she was arrested. She was refused bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.



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