‘Postcard Bandit’ to begin fight against extradition

UPDATE: ‘Postcard Bandit’ Brenden Abbott will remain in custody for at least another fortnight.

Abbott’s legal team has been given two weeks to form their argument to have the 53-year-old’s extradition application dismissed.

The notorious bank robber was released from Wacol Prison in Brisbane on Tuesday.  He was granted parole after serving 18 years.


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Abbott was re arrested and told he would be extradited back to Western Australia where he could face another 16 years behind bars over a 1989 jailbreak.

He is being represented by Gold Coast-based Lawyer Brendan Nyst.

The matter has been set down for April 29.

EARLIER: ‘Postcard Bandit’ Brenden Abbott will begin his fight to stay in Queensland on Friday.

A review hearing will be held in the Queensland Supreme Court.

The notorious bank robber was released from Wacol Prison in Brisbane on Tuesday.  He was granted parole after serving 18 years.

Abbott was re arrested and told he would be extradited back to Western Australia where he could face another 16 years behind bars over a 1989 jailbreak.

He’ll be represented by Gold Coast-based Lawyer Brendan Nyst.

If the Supreme Court judge rules in his favour, Abbott wants to move to Cairns to live with his sister.