Australia’s most wanted man captured

Malcolm Naden was wanted in relation to a number of offences including rape and murder.

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2012, 09:46 AM IST

Sydney: An Australian fugitive who eluded officials for seven years by hiding out in dense forests has been captured and charged with murder.

New South Wales state police say Malcolm Naden was Australia`s most wanted man. They arrested him on Thursday at a remote property about 260 kilometres (160 miles) north of Sydney.

Naden was charged with murder in connection with the strangling death of his cousin. He was also charged with attacking a teenage girl and shooting a police officer.
Naden has been on the run since his cousin was found strangled in the home Naden shared with his grandparents in 2005. Police believe he spent the past seven years hiding out in a remote, heavily forested part of New South Wales.

Bureau Report