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Walker nabbed crossing into SA, wearing camouflage gear

Police say they found the man trying to conceal himself in the pine forest on the border.

Police say they found the man trying to conceal himself in the pine forest on the border. Photo: Getty

A man has been arrested after trying to cross into South Australia from Victoria on foot while dressed in camouflage clothing.

South Australian police said they received reports of a man walking through a forest area next to the Princes Highway near the border at Glenburnie on Thursday morning.

“Patrols attended the location and conducted a search, with the man being found a short time later after attempting to conceal himself by wearing camouflage clothing,” they said in a statement.

He was found about a kilometre inside the South Australian border.

The 36-year-old, who is of no fixed address, was charged with failing to comply with a direction. He was refused bail and was to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court via video link on Friday.

He returned a negative COVID test on Thursday.

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