Two wanted Australian fugitives arrested following launch of Crime Stoppers campaign

Two wanted Australian fugitives have been arrested a day after Crime Stoppers launched Operation Roam – Fugitive Hunt.

Luke Broadhead was arrested by detectives around midday at Trinity Beach in Cairns.

The 35-year-old recently failed to comply with his parole order and a warrant was issued for his arrest and return to prison.


Police said he was located as a result of information received by Crime Stoppers and is currently assisting with enquiries.

A second national Operation Roam target, Daryl Wellington, 29, was arrested this morning in Victoria.

The arrests come just one day after police released a list of 19 fugitives on the run in Australia, appealing for help from the public to try and track them down.

You can view a full list of the outstanding fugitives here.