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Cold case bounties increased to $1 million

Deborah Knight

A major overhaul of the rewards system will remove the $250,000 cap for information to help solve some of the state’s most horrific cold cases.

The cap has been lifted to $1 million, but the only current case with a reward that high is that of William Tyrrell who has been missing for three years.

Deborah Knight speaks to NSW Police Minister Troy Grant.

“To have a cap at $250,000 was a little perverse. This is making it more timely.

“It’s [for] the high-end type cases. The ones that really gnaw at the public consciousness and go to our fear of something horrific.

“The William Tyrrell case was one that triggered me to launched a review of the system.

“We’re getting to the stage, particularly with a case like William Tyrrell, where maybe something more substantial will crack the case and it just wasn’t available through the system that we had.”

Listen to the full interview below

Deborah Knight
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