Tag Archives: violent crime

RAPE ACCUSED WAS ‘POSSESSED BY ANCESTOR’ – Saturday June 29 2013

– A tourist from Holland has claimed she was subjected to six weeks of sexual and physical abuse, mental trauma and a death “ritual” in a Melbourne hotel by a man possessed by an ancestor. The woman, 22, has told … Continue reading

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SHOT TWICE BUT SILENT – Tuesday June 4 2013

– A member of a notorious Melbourne family has refused to help police trying to catch the gunman who out a bullet in his head. Ali Chaouk has been described as a marked man after being shot yesterday for the … Continue reading

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TEENAGE THUGS IN VIOLENT RAMPAGE – Monday June 3 2013

– A violent teenage gang is terrorising Melbourne, with a police specialist armed robbery taskforce admitting the thugs are responsible for 80% of its workload. The gang, called ‘Kill Your Rivals”, is the centre of hundreds of investigations after inflicting … Continue reading

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THREE JAILED AFTER VENGEANCE ATTACKS – Saturday May 25 2013

– A Melbourne judge has imposed long prison terms on three men for their “primitive and lawless” notions of vengeance and punishment inflicted on a kidnap victim. Judge Felicity Hampel told the men the world they and their victim had … Continue reading

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BULLETS RAIN ON PARADE – Tuesday May 14 2013

– Nineteen people were wounded in a Mother’s Day parade shooting in New Orleans, prompting the Mayor to call for an end to “relentless” violence on the streets of the south-eastern US city yesterday. The wounded – many grazed by … Continue reading

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A FALLEN STAR – Saturday May 4 2013

– There are those who would tell you Billy Nicholls should be in the twilight of a successful AFL career. A gifted junior footballer, he starred on debut, aged 15, against hardened men in a tough Geelong competition. Five years … Continue reading

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FALL FROM FOOTY FAME – Friday May 3 2013

– A former AFL player kept a handwritten journal detailing his venture into drugs and involvement in two Geelong shootings, a court has heard. Detective Senior Constable Adam Radley told a bail hearing yesterday that William (Billy) Nicholls’ journal was … Continue reading

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BOTTOM FEEDERS: A TALE OF TWO TONIES – Saturday April 27 2013

– Elite units often adopt animal mascots such as tigers, bulldogs or even Tassie devils to illustrate their fighting spirit. So it remains a mystery why the Purana Ganglands Taskforce concluded the most appropriate creature to represent it was a … Continue reading

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MUM FOUND DEAD IN FLAT

– A man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a woman in a Prahran flat overnight on Wednesday. Police rushed to the second-floor Essex Street unit in Prahran after tracing a call to Triple-Zero to the … Continue reading

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THE BLOODY HUNT FOR BOSTON BOMBERS – Sunday April 21 2013

– As their photographs spread rapidly across the internet, the Tsarnaev brothers decided to make their move. Not waiting for police to find them, they gathered guns and homemade explosives for what became a final, bloody rampage on a community … Continue reading

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