Police hunting Sean Gardiner, Laine Smith over outstanding warrants for domestic violence offences

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
NSW Police released images of Laine Smith (L) and Sean Gardiner (R) as they hunt for the men over domestic violence offences.
NSW Police released images of Laine Smith (L) and Sean Gardiner (R) as they hunt for the men over domestic violence offences. Credit: NSW Police / Facebook

NSW Police have launched a manhunt for two men over outstanding warrants for domestic violence-related offences.

In two appeals on Friday, sent in quick succession, NSW Police called for the public to help find the men — one from the state’s Central West, and the other from Sydney’s Inner West.

Dubbo man Laine Smith is wanted on an outstanding warrant over breach of apprehended domestic violence order and malicious damage (DV).

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Officers attached to Orana-Mid Western Police District are conducting inquiries into the whereabouts of the 24-year-old.

Police believe Mr Smith was at a park on Wheelers Lane, Dubbo, about 8pm on Wednesday, June 5. He is known to frequent the Dubbo area.

NSW Police want Laine Smith, 24, on an outstanding warrant over breach of apprehended domestic violence order and malicious damage (DV).
NSW Police want Laine Smith, 24, on an outstanding warrant over breach of apprehended domestic violence order and malicious damage (DV). Credit: NSW Police / Facebook

He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 170cm – 175cm tall, medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Meanwhile, police in Sydney’s Inner West issued an alert for the public to help locate 37-year-old Sean Gardiner.

He is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic violence and break-and-enter-related offences.

Officers attached to the Leichhardt Police Area Command have been conducting inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police say Mr Gardiner is known to frequent the Sydney CBD, Balmain, Surry Hills and Waterloo areas.

The 37-year-old Sean is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 190cm to 195cm tall, with a medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

NSW Police have issued a warrant for Sean Gardiner, 37, for domestic violence and break and enter related offences.
NSW Police have issued a warrant for Sean Gardiner, 37, for domestic violence and break and enter related offences. Credit: NSW Police / Facebook

Police have warned members of the public with information about the whereabouts of either man to call Triple Zero (000) immediately. Police warned the public not to approach them.

They can also contact Crime Stoppers (on 1800 333 000)

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