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Kunghur man extradited after hospital hearing

A KUNGHUR man will be extradited to Queensland following a successful appeal by police during a bedside hearing at Tweed Hospital today.

Peter James Hasrouny was taken into custody by detectives from the NSW Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Tweed Byron LAC after a search warrant was executed at his home about 9.30am yesterday.

The search warrant was issued as part of ongoing police investigations into the murder of disabled pensioner Douglas Warren Benge, 46, at a nearby property in November 2010.

During the search, police inquiries revealed Hasrouny was wanted by Queensland Police on unrelated matters.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with the warrants.

The 49-year-old was due to face Tweed Heads Local Court today to be extradited to Queensland on the warrants.

The court however was told Hasrouny had been hospitalised and was suffering from hyperglycaemic blood pressure which could “diminish catastrophically” if he was transferred in the back of a paddy wagon to Queensland.

The extradition was granted and the man is expected to be transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital.

He will later front Southport Magistrate’s Court or undergo another bedside hearing.

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