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CHRIS DAWSON ARRESTED OVER MURDER OF LYNETTE DAWSON

6PM THURSDAY

Chris Dawson is tonight back in Sydney, and behind bars, now formally charged with the murder of his wife Lynette.

The 70-year-old crossed his arms in court today, as police alleged he killed her on the very night she went missing, 36 years ago.

MIDDAY

Chris Dawson has been formally charged with the 1982 murder of his former wife Lynette Dawson.

He was refused bail at Surry Hills Police Station and will appear at Central Local Court later today, Thursday December 6.

THURSDAY 6/12

Chris Dawson is inside the Sydney Police Centre after being extradited from Queensland, to face historic murder charges relating to the death of his wife Lynette. It’s understood he will apply for bail.

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Police have released vision of the moment, the 70 year old went peacefully with Queensland detectives at 8am – as he was taken away to be questioned over Lyn’s murder.

New South Wales homicide police were there for Dawson’s arrest at a suburban home in Biggera Waters.

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Chris Dawson applied for bail, but it was formally refused. He could face Paramatta Court as early as tomorrow.

GREG AND MERILYN SIMMS

Lynette Dawson’s brother, Lake Macquarie man Greg Simms has shared he and his wife were over come with emotion at hearing the news of Chris Dawson’s arrest.

MIDDAY

Chris Dawson is now before the court where New South Wales Police will apply for his extradition.

EARLIER

Chris Dawson has been arrested in his home state of Queensland – it’s expected he will be charged over the suspected murder of his wife Lyn 37 years ago in Sydney.

Just after 8am this morning, the 70-year-old was arrested and taken to Southport police station where he will face court and be extradited to New South Wales.

“Today is an important step forward in getting justice for Lynnet,” NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller.

More to come throughout the day.

 

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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