Tag Archives: Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton

FOOTBALL: A BEAUTIFUL GAME OF MUSIC TO A MATCH-FIXER’S EARS

Tuesday September 17 2013 – Some in the crowd thought the international referee had lost his marbles – or at the very least the pea from his whistle. What else could explain why he refused to call time on the … Continue reading

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PLAYERS EARN BEER MONEY

Monday September 16 2013 – No one could work out why the second-tier soccer side filled with internationals could play so badly. And no one could work out why the professional footballers had agreed to play for beer money – … Continue reading

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POLICE EAGER TO SHARE PHONE TAPS

Monday August 19 2013 – The nation’s top crime fighter says laws that prevent police sharing telephone intercept information with sporting bodies should be relaxed to expose corruption. “While ultimately a matter for government…there is potential and opportunity to relax … Continue reading

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NINE YEARS LATER AN INVESTIGATION DROPS A BOMBSHELL – Wednesday June 19 2013

– Six years after he was first accused of rape, St Kilda goalsneak Stephen Milne must have thought the matter had been dealt with and that he could move on with his life. Then in June 2010, two former detectives … Continue reading

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SAINT’S CAREER ON BRINK AS POLICE LAY FOUR RAPE COUNTS – Wednesday June 19 2013

– Rape charges against St Kilda star Stephen Milne are based on stronger evidence than was available when police recommended he face court in 2004. Detectives from the specialist Sexual Crimes Squad have spent a year building a case against … Continue reading

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POLICE FIND WAY TO REVEAL DIRT – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Police have identified a way they believe allows them to tip off the racing industry about dodgy jockeys, trainers and owners without breaking the law. And the AFL yesterday made an appeal to police to also tell it of … Continue reading

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POLICE BRACED FOR BLOODY BIKIE WAR – Wednesday March 6 2013

– Guns for hire are flooding into Victoria as a bloody feud between bikie gangs threatens to erupt. Senior police say that while the attempted murder of Bandidos’ sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell on Friday has raised fears of a war with … Continue reading

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BIKIES GO TO WAR – Wednesday March 6 2013

– A full-scale war was looming between rival bikie gangs the Hells Angels and the Bandidos, police warned yesterday. “The threat is real,” Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana said. “The thing that concerns us is that it plays out in a … Continue reading

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NOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE – Thursday February 7 2013

– The players in both change rooms are calm just an hour before kick-off. After all they are confident they have been well coached on how to carry out their designated roles. The referee and linesmen have trained for this … Continue reading

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