Patient’s prescription used in manhunt

Police released Potter's prescription in an attempt to identify him

An Australian man wanted by police in Ravenshoe, Queensland, had his optical prescription released by the police in an attempt to arrest him.

Graham Potter was last seen in 2010 when he ordered and paid for a pair of spectacles that he never collected at an optical practice.

Last year, police in Australia said that an eye care practitioner could hold the key to locating Potter and released his prescription before asking optometrists to check it against their databases for a match.

A reward of A$100,000 was offered for information leading to the capture of Potter, who had been accused of drug trafficking and conspiracy to murder two people.

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