Aussie fugitive taunts police as Bali authorities close in

Shaun Davidson seems unconcerned by reports police are closing in on him on the border of Indonesia and East Timor. Picture: Facebook
Shaun Davidson seems unconcerned by reports police are closing in on him on the border of Indonesia and East Timor. Picture: Facebook

POLICE are reportedly closing in on Kerobokan jail breaker Shaun Davidson but if the Australian fugitive is worried he isn't letting it show, sending a joyful, albeit cryptic, message to

Davidson, or somebody with intimate knowledge of him operating his numerous Facebook accounts, has taunted authorities repeatedly during more than 10 weeks on the run.

"It doesn't bother me what Ppl believe or not when I post something true no-one believes it when the police say things not true Ppl believe it it's very entertaining that I can post my locations for real and everyone believes it's not real including police haha," he said in a private message this morning.

Davidson had been asked to respond to claims by Bali police that his associates, and not he, were controlling his Facebook pages, which have featured him "checking in" from countries as far afield as the United Arab Emirates, Holland and as of this morning, Barbados.

"Afternoon training session" he posted alongside a map of First Fitness Gym in Oistins, Barbados at 3.30am (AEST), followed by "Dinner time I'm starving" with a map of Cafe Luna Barbados at around 10am (AEST).

The 33-year-old has been the subject of an international manhunt after he and three fellow inmates tunnelled out of the notorious Bali prison in a dramatic escape on June 19.

As NewsCorp's Bali correspondent Cindy Wockner reported last week, Davidson could have been a free man today had he not staged his brazen escape.

He was serving a one-year sentence after being convicted of using fake documents, including another man's passport.

Two of Davidson's fellow escapees were captured in a five-star hotel in Timor-Leste - not far from where the current search is under way - after just a few days on the run and have been denied sentence remissions for next year.

However the Australian and Malaysian national Lee Kok King have so far managed to elude arrest.

Topics:  bali crime kerobokan police

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