Rainfall hampers hunt for Naden

POLICE hunting Malcolm Naden have had to alter their tactics because heavy rain has complicated the search in rugged bush north of the Barrington Tops.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that specialist officers have ‘‘targeted particular locations’’ in recent weeks after receiving information that Naden was ‘‘active in a particular area’’.

Other media reported on the weekend that Naden had eluded police near Curricabark, north of the Barrington Tops, on Wednesday. One report said heavy rain prevented police from reaching the area quickly.

The spokeswoman confirmed that the heavy falls had increased the difficulty of the search and said ‘‘police are altering their tactics to adjust to the conditions’’.

Naden has been on the run for more than six years and is suspected of being involved in the disappearance and suspected murder of his cousin Lateesha Nolan and the murder of Kristy Scholes.

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