News

Conman may have been hiding around Northern Rivers for years

UPDATE 8.25am: NOTORIOUS conman Peter Foster may have spent years hiding out in and around the Northern Rivers, Channel Nine claims.

In a report on the NineMSN website, Channel Nine's A Current Affair, which has done frequent reports on Foster, claims they tracked him down to Ewingsdale and alerted the police.

However, the program also says Foster had been thought to be on the Gold Coast as recently as last year and at a homestead at Kyogle before that - all the while pretending he was hiding out in Fiji.

A Current Affair has released footage of the brief pursuit and arrest of Foster at Ewingsdale yesterday as part of a promotion for tonight's show.

The show claims police at one point during the pursuit believed Foster may have been carrying a gun.

ORIGINAL REPORT: RUNAWAY conman Peter Foster has been nabbed near Byron Bay almost a year after he failed to appear at the Federal Court in Brisbane.

It is believed he was hiding out in Ewingsdale and was arrested by police at around 3.30pm this afternoon.

He was taken to Byron Bay hospital after reportedly taking ill as police officers swooped on the place he was staying.

It is not known how long Foster has been living in Byron Bay as he went to elaborate lengths to lead police to believe he was staying in Fiji.

The 52 year old has been on the run after the Federal Court in Brisbane found him guilty of contempt of court for his role in a weight loss program SensaSlim that saw investors lose millions of dollars.

Topics:  arrested, conman, editors picks




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Animal rescue centre could run out of money in three months

Animal Rights and Rescue admin officer Suzanne Lavis with young Nicko who has a broken leg and was left at the vest and never reclaimed. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Animal Rights & Rescue is getting desperate for donations

YOUR LETTER: Woolies just don’t get it

Woolies are hiding farmer’s milk out the back of their stores, according to our letter writer.

Woolies not helping the dairy farmer cause

Gem of a story: American soldiers rorted over sapphires

A Bombay Sapphire gin bottle, like the ones used to fool American soldiers into believing they were sold real sapphires.

Gin bottles used to sell sapphires to soldiers

Latest deals and offers

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home