Tag Archives: Kew

MELBOURNE TAXI DRIVER FOUND SHOT DEAD IN HIS CAB

March 1 1916 – A mysterious and diabolical crime was perpetrated at Heidelberg yesterday morning. William Haines, a chauffeur, employed by the Globe Motor and Taxi Company Limited, Queen’s Bridge street, South Melbourne, was found huddled up dead on the … 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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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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A CAR FULL OF CLUES – Thursday July 18 2013

– A car that could hold crucial clues to a 10-year underworld murder was weeks away from being crushed. Gangland detectives seized a Hyundai Excel in rural Victoria on Tuesday morning, which they say was seen being driven away from … Continue reading

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SPIDERMAN’S WIDE WEB – Tuesday June 11 2013

– A man accused of being the notorious “Spiderman” burglar is suspected of a two-state $1.5 million crime wave in some of Australia’s poshest suburbs. Barry John Williams, who was living a quiet life in a seaside suburb on the … Continue reading

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MEET BERNIE THE ATTORNEY – Saturday June 1 2013

– Bernie “the Attorney” Balmer jokes about running away from the gunshots the day a hitman killed Raymond Patrick Bennett in the old City Court in 1979, when young Balmer was a clerk of courts. “I could have won the … Continue reading

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MYSTERIES OF MAD RICHARD’S MURDER – Saturday May 11 2013

– When Thomas Jefferson said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” he was talking out of his three-pointed hat. What is actually self-evident is that men are not created equal. Compare and contrast … Continue reading

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BETRAYAL: CORRUPT COPPERS MOONLIGHT AS BIKIE SPIES – Tuesday May 7 2013

– It was the call Chief Commissioner Ken Lay dreaded taking. Assistant Commissioner Emmett Dunne (Professional Standards Command) was on the line to tell him they had a major problem – a catastrophic one. Confidential police documents had been found … Continue reading

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DRUG RING ARRESTS – Thursday April 11 2013

– A middle-aged woman living in an affluent Melbourne suburb is alleged to be the mastermind of an international drug ring police say tried to smuggle in drugs worth more than $200 million. The Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police … Continue reading

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