By Laura Withers For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 23:28 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 23:28 GMT, 1 March 2019
Zoran Tadic (pictured), an accused war criminal, had been hiding in Sydney for 26 years
An alleged war criminal who hid in plain sight in Sydney for 26 years has fled to Serbia, it has been revealed.
Zoran Tadic, 59, was due to face charges in Croatia after allegedly fronting a paramilitary group responsible for the torture and mass killing of 43 villagers in Skabrnja in November 1991.
In January, Croatian police made charges against Tadic public and the Australian Federal Police (ADF) had been working with war crime investigators in Zadar.
But Croatian authorities had failed to sanction a formal arrest warrant to stop Tadic from leaving Australia because they believed he was too fat to go on the run, The Australian reported.
That theory has now been disproved as it is now thought that Tadic left Australia on February 9.
Tadic arrived in Australia seven months after the massacre in which victims had