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AustraliaBritish national arrested after NSW north coast hit-run

02:35  03 september  2019
02:35  03 september  2019 Source:

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British national arrested after NSW north coast hit-run © 9News A British man has been arrested allegedly trying to flee Australia after a fatal hit-run in northern NSW yesterday.

The 52-year-old was caught at Brisbane Airport's departure gates early this morning with a one-way ticket to London.

Police allege the British national, who lives on the Gold Coast, was involved in a crash in Tumbulgum yesterday that killed a motorcyclist.

British national arrested after NSW north coast hit-run © AAP Image/Dave Hunt Passengers are seen in the departures area of the Brisbane International airport, The car allegedly fled the scene and police are yet to recover it.

It is described as a blue Hyundai hatchback with Queensland plates 170ZCP.

Police are expected to charge the man with manslaughter and NSW Police are currently seeking an extradition order to have him moved back into NSW.

Tumbulgum is about 800 kilometres from Sydney on the Queensland border.

Govt officials demand release of three Australians detained in Iran.
British government officials are demanding the release of three Australians who have been detained in Iran, two of whom have dual British citizenship. A British-Australian academic is believed to have been detained for several months, and in a separate case, a British-Australian blogger and her Australian partner were reportedly arrested while travelling across the country. DFAT updated its travel advice to Iran, warning travellers could be “arbitrarily detained or arrested”.

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