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Breaking News English .com, Australia’s Most Wanted Captured (23rd March, 2012)

Australia's most wanted man has been captured and arrested by police in New South Wales. Malcolm Naden, 38, had been on the run for seven years after being the main suspect in the murder of his cousin in 2005. He is also accused of a number of other crimes. The former fugitive avoided being caught by hiding in dense forests and living off the land. Mr Naden was found by police after a tip-off hiding in an abandoned house about 260 kilometers north of Sydney. It ended a long search for him that intensified in December when police say he shot and wounded an officer. Fifty policemen were assigned to hunt him down. Police found a weapon at the property but no shots were fired during his arrest.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione called Naden a “master bushman” for his ability to survive in the wild. He said it had been so difficult to catch Naden because of his knowledge of the largely uninhabited terrain he lived in. Scipione said: “He has been in this area for a number of years. He knows it better than the back of his hand.” New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell praised the police for their non-stop efforts, saying: “This arrest shows that the…police force always gets their man.” Naden's lawyer Michael Jones said his client was in reasonable health but was very tired and slightly injured. “He's got serious bite marks on both legs inflicted by police dogs at the time of his arrest,” Jones said.

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Australia's most wanted man has been captured and arrested by police in New South Wales. Malcolm Naden, 38, had been on the run for seven years after being the main suspect in the murder of his cousin in 2005. He is also accused of a number of other crimes. The former fugitive avoided being caught by hiding in dense forests and living off the land. Mr Naden was found by police after a tip-off hiding in an abandoned house about 260 kilometers north of Sydney. It ended a long search for him that intensified in December when police say he shot and wounded an officer. Fifty policemen were assigned to hunt him down. Police found a weapon at the property but no shots were fired during his arrest.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione called Naden a “master bushman” for his ability to survive in the wild. He said it had been so difficult to catch Naden because of his knowledge of the largely uninhabited terrain he lived in. Scipione said: “He has been in this area for a number of years. He knows it better than the back of his hand.” New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell praised the police for their non-stop efforts, saying: “This arrest shows that the…police force always gets their man.” Naden's lawyer Michael Jones said his client was in reasonable health but was very tired and slightly injured. “He's got serious bite marks on both legs inflicted by police dogs at the time of his arrest,” Jones said.

Classroom handouts, online activities and a listening for this article are at http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1203/120323-most_wanted.html


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