Tag Archives: Terence Hodson

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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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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“FOREVER HAUNTED”

Wednesday August 28 2013 – Victoria Police has rejected former detective Paul Dale’s plea to re-investigate the Hodson double murder without him as a suspect. The force yesterday said it had already conducted a thorough investigation into the 2004 deaths … 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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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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PUBLIC ARE FICKLE WHEN JUDGING VICTIMS’ WORTH – Saturday August 10 2013

– The editor of a major Australian daily newspaper would have been described as a benevolent dictator if he was in any way benevolent. In fact, he was a blowhard who loved the sound of his own voice almost as … Continue reading

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GATTO PAL FEARS FOR LIFE AFTER TAPE LEAK – Sunday July 28 2013

– A covert recording of a conversation between gangland figure Matt Tomas and detectives from Victoria Police’s Purana Taskforce about a sensitive murder investigation has been leaked to Melbourne’s underworld, including members of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Mr Tomas, who is … Continue reading

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