Naden under observation at Long Bay

Sun July 1, 2012 1:34pm

Accused murderer Malcolm Naden is under observation at an acute crisis management unit at Long Bay jail.

A CORRECTIVE services spokeswoman declined to confirm reports that the former bush fugitive was on suicide watch.

However she said concerns were raised about his behaviour while he was in solitary confinement at Goulburn's Supermax prison.

"He was sent to be assessed after they became concerned about his behaviour," she told AAP.

The 38-year-old has spent three weeks inside the Acute Crisis Management Unit at Malabar since being moved from Goulburn and is expected to stay there for several weeks.

The spokeswoman said security had not been relaxed for Naden, who is charged with the 2005 murder of Kristy Scholes and two counts of aggravated indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl.

He was also charged with the attempted murder of a police officer at Nowendoc on December 7, 2011, and is a suspect in the disappearance of his cousin, Lateesha Nolan, who went missing before Naden disappeared in 2005.

His case returns to court in August.





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