Tag Archives: Carl Williams

The Guy Who Chases Crooks: Inside The Victoria Police Purana Taskforce

March 11, 2016 It was 20 years ago when a young homicide detective learned a bitter lesson about gangsters, murders and the consequences of cutting corners. Which is you can never go off half-cocked at a cocky crook, particularly one … Continue reading

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Over 25 years in homicide, Ron Iddles, has arguably achieved more results than any other homicide cop in the country. 

March 23rd, 2014 Between five and six each weekday morning, Steven Bradley caught the bus to a Brisbane veterinary surgery to groom people’s pets and mop the floors. But on Wednesday, March 12, Victoria’s best-known homicide cop, Ron Iddles, knocked … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

December 13, 2003 – The kilometre-square block in the middle of South Yarra is one of the busiest in Melbourne. Traffic regularly slows to a crawl. No one would have noticed the late-model sedan that cruised the choked streets for … Continue reading

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FORMER DETECTIVE UNWILLING TO PRESENT EVIDENCE AT MURDER INQUEST

Thursday September 19 2013 – A former drug squad detective once accused of killing police informer Terence Hodson says he is not interested in giving evidence at an inquest. Paul Dale spent seven months in jail after being charged with … Continue reading

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UNSOLVED MURDER MAY PROVIDE FINAL TWIST

September 7 2013 – Newsflash: Crooks tell lies. Hold the front page. Breaking news: Corrupt coppers say they are innocent victims of giant conspiracies. Roll the presses. But not everyone accused of a crime is guilty and sometimes the innocent … Continue reading

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FORMER DETECTIVE CHALLENGES POLICE TO RE-INVESTIGATE GANGLAND MURDERS

Monday August 26 2013 – A Calabrian-mafia boss is among several people former detective Paul Dale has identified as suspects in the execution of Terence and Christine Hodson. Mr Dale has challenged Victoria Police to re-investigate the unsolved murders, despite … Continue reading

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MOKBEL BLAMED FOR MURDER

Saturday August 24 2013 – An ex-cop suspected of organising the murders of police informer Terry Hodson and wife Christine has blamed drug boss Tony Mokbel in a new book. Former drug squad detective Paul Dale says in Disgraced: The … Continue reading

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POLICE INFORMER’S SON TELLS COURT DETECTIVE THREATENED TO SHOOT AND KILL HIS FATHER

Friday July 25 2014 – A coronial inquest has been told that a former Victoria Police Drug Squad officer had told a now murdered police informer, that should he ever betray him, he would shoot him. Andrew Hodson told the … Continue reading

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HODSON DAUGHTERS’ INQUEST CHANCE

Saturday August 17 2013 – The daughters of Melbourne gangland execution victims Terence and Christine Hodson will now get their chance in open court to tell the state coroner why an inquest should be held into their parents’ media. After … Continue reading

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HODSON INQUEST HOPE, CORONER TO HEAR CHILDREN – Saturday August 17 2013

– The family of murdered police informer Terence Hodson and wife Christine have been given hope of an inquest on the unsolved execution-style slayings. The State Coroner, Judge Ian Gray, has written to the Hodsons’ daughters, Mandy and Nicola, telling … Continue reading

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