"I believe from reading the warrant that he was invited to travel to Victoria
to surrender himself prior to Christmas," Det Supt Dyson told reporters outside
Wyong Police Station.
"He didn't do that, or refused, and the end result was the issue of that
But Mr Thomson's lawyer, Chris McArdle, said the police version of events was
The request for his client to travel to Victoria was to attend an interview,
not surrender to police, he said.
"If we had been given that invitation we would have done so and we wouldn't
have needed this reality TV show that's going on," he said.
In the words of another famous participant in another famous political sex scandal: 'Well, he would, wouldn't he.'
Enjoy the perp walk here. Thomson's lawyer says he was strip-searched by two men wearing rubber gloves. I am dying to say something about Tim Mathieson here, but won't.
However, Thomson has been bailed on condition that he doesn't attempt to contact anyone from whom he had sexual services. A curious condition, unless one considers this unfortunate and apparently forgotten episode, which has never been satisfactorily explained.