Qld court orders Abbott extradition to WA

By Alexandra Patrikios
AAP
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'Postcard Bandit' back in police custody

Brenden Abbott is back in a Queensland watchhouse shortly after being released from prison.

A Queensland magistrate has ordered "Postcard Bandit" Brenden Abbott to be extradited to Western Australia to allow authorities to pursue him over a 1989 jailbreak.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Terry Gardiner ordered the 53-year-old be extradited despite his lawyer arguing it would be an abuse of process to allow the interstate bodies to pursue Abbott over matters he had unsuccessfully sought to resolve before being granted parole in Queensland.

The ruling came after Abbott was whisked to the Brisbane Watch House on Tuesday morning shortly after being released on parole from the Brisbane Correctional Centre at Wacol.