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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Red-light cameras faulty, VicRoads admits

Megan Levy Seven more red-light cameras across Victoria have been exposed as faulty in an audit that was sparked when a Melbourne motorist challenged his fine in court.

Crime gang's big cash haul in tyre-slash rampage

A suspect in the Clayton tyre-slash gang.

Nino Bucci and Megan Levy An organised crime gang is preying on bank customers across Victoria and New South Wales, in some cases slashing victims' car tyres before robbing them of thousands of dollars they have just...

Women charged in under-age sex worker sting

Police

Megan Levy Two women have been charged with employing a child at a brothel in Melbourne's south-east.

Driver beaten in brutal road rage attack

Police tape

Megan Levy A motorist was dragged from his car and brutally beaten during a violent road rage incident in Melbourne's south-east, police say.

Woman shot dead in Mulgrave

Onlookers comforted at each other in Bertrand Avenue in Mulgrave where a woman was shot dead.

Megan Levy A man has been arrested after a woman was shot dead in Melbourne’s south-east this afternoon.

Truckie battles flames to rescue train-crash survivors

Crash

Megan Levy Melbourne and country commuters are caught in cascading rail chaos this morning, with major incidents causing long delays on some of state's busiest Metro and regional lines.

Cruelty suspected over dog parts in letterbox

Megan Levy Police are investigating a case of suspected animal cruelty after a dog's testicles and scrotum were discovered inside the letterbox of a home in Melbourne's south-east.

Crash triggers rail delays

Metro Train

Megan Levy Train commuters in Melbourne's south-east have been warned to expect major delays this morning after a train smashed into a car at a level crossing.

Oil factory inferno sends fireballs over suburb

MFB

Megan Levy, Mex Cooper Residents warned to stay indoors as firefighters struggle to control massive blaze.

Theft bid leads to stabbing, bashing

Megan Levy A man was stabbed in the neck during a violent fight at a boarding house in Melbourne's south-east last night.

Woman dies as car crashes into bedroom

Woman dies in retirement home crash.

Megan Levy and Mex Cooper Police have charged a 63-year-old man who allegedly crashed into the unit of a 92-year-old woman killed at a retirement village in Melbourne's east this morning.

Man stabbed in bus-stop attack

Megan Levy A 20-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed at a bus stop in Melbourne's south-east last night.

Third brawl as street violence escalates

Police

Megan Levy Police investigate latest round of violence involving members of Melbourne's Sudanese community.

Police appeal to fugitive driver after innocent dad dies in drag crash

Horror Dandenong 'drag race' crash

Megan Levy, Thomas Hunter Police and paramedics have expressed their shock at the senseless death of a father-of-one who was killed when his car was hit by a vehicle allegedly involved in a high-speed drag race in Melbourne’s...

Twins who suffered critical burns 'playing with matches'

Cops

Reid Sexton, Megan Levy Horrified neighbours tried desperately to pour water over four-year-old twin boys who suffered life-threatening burns when fire engulfed the garage of their family home in Hampton Park in Melbourne's...

Car discovered crashed out in bed

Car into house

Megan Levy Early to bed isn’t always the best health advice - or so it proved for a Melbourne man who found a crashed car atop his mattress in the wee hours of this morning.

Jogger killed by train was wearing earphones

train

Megan Levy A jogger who was struck by a train and killed in Melbourne's south-east last night was wearing earphones at the time and may not have heard the train approaching from behind, police believe.

Jogger killed by train missed as an 'angel'

Megan Levy and Catherine Chisholm A jogger who was struck and killed by a train in Melbourne's south-east last night has been named as Christopher Clough, a father of two young children.

Out cold: police called to another violent footy match

Coroner Kim Parkinson yesterday ruled there was no evidence to support a theory that Hugh Wilson was hit by a police car, or that police had covered up his death.

Megan Levy A young footballer was punched in the head and knocked unconscious during an under-16s match in the Dandenong Ranges, the second outbreak of on-field violence to hospitalise young players at the...

Rain forces rail commuters to wade onto platforms

Blackburn train station under water.

Megan Levy Rail passengers resorted to taking their clothes off to wade through a flooded underpass and dashing across train tracks when heavy rain cut access at a busy railway station in Melbourne's east this...