Man surrenders himself to police after failing to return to custody

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Members from Operation TORIC have arrested a 42-year-old man after he failed to return to custody when granted a conditional release to attend a funeral.  

Last month (25 November 2022) the man was granted a day release to attend the funeral of a family member on the condition that he return to custody that evening. 

When the man failed to appear at the ACT Supreme Court, a warrant was issued for his arrest.  

Yesterday, officers from Operation TORIC were able to trace the man to a residence in Pearce where police engaged him. 

Following negotiations with ACT Policing, the man surrendered himself to officers on the scene. 

This is the second time the man has been granted conditional release by the ACT Magistrates Court and failed to return to custody, resulting in a police response.  

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