A MAN wanted by NSW and Queensland police has been captured after a massive cross-border manhunt.
New England police led the large-scale police operation to find Bruce Dyball in the Mungindi and Dirranbandi areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The operation involved the police helicopter, undercover officers, specialist OSG – or operational support group officers – as well as the dog squad, rural crime investigators and local police.
Dyball was being hunted by police after a warrant was issued for his arrest in Queensland. He was wanted for revocation of parole.
It’s believed there were numerous sightings of Dyball in the Dirranbandi area and near Cubbie Station on Tuesday. About midday on Wednesday, he was arrested in Dirranbandi.
Police said he was taken to the local hospital as a pre-caution and a police spokesperson said he was expected to be taken to a nearby police station for questioning.
Police said during the arrest, a detective senior constable was injured. He was taken to Dirranbandi hospital for a minor hand injury.
On Wednesday afternoon, police continued to search for 27-year-old Luke Jones, who was believed to have been travelling with Dyball. There is no suggestion Jones knew Dyball was wanted by the police.
Jones is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes.
Dyball remained in the custody of Queensland police on Wednesday afternoon and had not been charged.
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man wanted on an interstate warrant and a man believed to be travelling with him.
Bruce Dyball, aged 29, is wanted by virtue of an outstanding Queensland warrant for revocation of parole.
He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, 180cm tall, with a fair complexion, slim build and brown hair.
Officers attached to New England Police District believe Bruce Dyball may be travelling with Luke Jones, aged 27.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes.
It is believed the two men are in the vicinity of the New South Wales and Queensland Border.
Anyone who sees these two men are urged not to approach them, and contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.
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