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Craig Thompson Arrested

Craig Thomson arrested by police

  • Patrick Lion
  • News Limited Network
  • January 31, 20131:23PM

BREAKING: Suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson has been arrested by NSW Police..

Mr Thomson's electorate office has confirmed detectives visited his Dobell electorate office on the NSW central coast today but he was no longer there.

His lawyer Chris McArdle has reportedly confirmed his client was arrested.

News Ltd reported earlier today that police were expected to lay charges against Mr Thomson.

Addressing the National Press Club Tony Abbott did not directly comment on the arrest, but said the Thomson saga brought Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s judgement into question.

“The Thomson matter isn’t just about what Craig Thomson may or may not have done,’’ Mr Abbott said.

“It is always about the judgement of the prime minister.

“The judgement of a prime minister who was running a protection racket for Craig Thomson.”

More to come.