REVEALED: Person of interest in Tyrrell case has lengthy criminal history

A MAN who has been named as a person of interest in the disappearance of NSW toddler William Tyrrell has allegedly got an extremely lengthy criminal record.

Anthony ‘Tony’ Jones was jailed just last week for aggravated indecent assault of a minor.

He was sentenced to three years behind bars after pleading guilty.


The 59-year-olds white Toyota Camry wagon has been seized by police for forensic examination, just days after investigators said they were looking for a vehicle matching its description, seen parked out the front of Tyrrell’s grandmothers home on the day he disappeared.

Jones is a former neighbour of Bill Spedding, another person of interest in the case.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Jones has a criminal record of more than 90 offences, including assault, drugs and robbery charges.

Young William suddenly vanished while playing outside his grandmother’s home at Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast on September 12 last year.