AN 18-year-old schoolgirl who spent more than ten hours with a "bomb" strapped to her body is safe and back with her family after a dramatic rescue.
Bomb disposal experts, working with the British military, delicately freed a terrified Madeleine Pulver from the sophisticated and complex device fitted around her neck. Police revealed this morning that they had found no explosives on the device.
A manhunt is underway for the balaclava-clad intruder who attacked Madeleine in her Sydney home and, it is believed, left a ransom note for her wealthy parents.
Madeleine's father, William, is said to be one of the richest men in Australia. The family had recently moved back to Australia from New York.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch ave an insight into how Madeleine coped with the terror ordeal as the teenager left hospital this morning with her parents.