Premier congratulates NSW Police16th August 2011
Ministerial media release
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today congratulated the NSW Police on their outstanding work in arresting a suspect in the Madeleine Pulver case.
"The NSW Police Force, led by Commissioner Andrew Scipione and Assistant Commissioner Dave Hudson, has again demonstrated its professionalism and dedication following the arrest of a suspect in the United States," Mr O'Farrell said.
"On behalf of the NSW Government, I want to thank the Commissioner and the members of Strike Force Haddon for their hard work and outstanding investigative skills which have today resulted in the arrest of a suspect," he said.
"I'd also like to pay particular tribute to those Police and Emergency Services for the courage they displayed in responding to the initial calls for assistance.
"The early breakthrough in this case is a terrific result for the NSW Police and will no doubt be a relief for the Pulver family who have conducted themselves with dignity throughout this ordeal.
"Today's arrest also delivers a message to any criminals or would-be criminals – the NSW Police will go half way around the world to get you if necessary.
"You can run but you can't hide.
"I also want to place on record my Government's thanks to the FBI in the United States who were very co-operative partners with the NSW Police in this arrest," Mr O'Farrell said.
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