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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.

Eloped or just panning for gold? Frankston mystery deepens

Megan Levy A young couple who vanished from Frankston last week may have gone on a camping trip to the Ballarat area to pan for gold, police say.

Tributes for gentleman chef who drowned off Frankston pier

Police lights are visible on top of a patrol car.

Vince Chadwick, Megan Levy and Paul Millar A young man who drowned in Port Phillip Bay early this morning had been drinking alcohol before he jumped into the rough water, despite not being able to swim.

Man charged over Mornington mall assault

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Megan Levy A man has been arrested at a house in Melbourne's south-east this morning following a brutal bashing in a Mornington mall last month that left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

Driver comes forward over body on road

Megan Levy Police have interviewed a driver over the death of a father of two on a Mornington Peninsula road yesterday morning.

Power fault sparks peak-hour train delays

Metro train.

Megan Levy Rail commuters in Melbourne’s south-east have been warned to expect delays of up to half an hour during this morning’s peak after the earlier suspension of three busy rail lines.

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Driver beaten in brutal road rage attack

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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.

Signal fault triggers train delays on key line

Megan Levy Train commuters are facing major delays on the Frankston line this morning due to a signalling fault.

Trains halted on key line - for second day running

Metro is relying on the Baillieu government to purchase 40 new trains.

Megan Levy An arson attack on the Frankston line during yesterday’s afternoon peak has thrown the travel plans of thousands of commuters into chaos for a second day running.

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Car ploughs into funeral home as another crashes into house

The car crashed into this home in Altona after a police chase.

Megan Levy Police had begun to pursue a stolen vehicle just moments before it launched off an embankment and into the front of a funeral home in Melbourne’s south-east this morning.

Horror body find outside hospital

Police at the scene of a suspicious death in Frankston this morning.

Megan Levy and Nino Bucci Homicide squad detectives are investigating the discovery of a body outside Frankston Hospital this morning.

Charges over road-site vandal attack

The trial collapsed after the judge ruled the original investigation was deficient.

Megan Levy A man who allegedly broke into a Mornington Peninsula construction site and took an excavator on a joyride yesterday morning has been charged by police.

Tack attack deflates bay cyclists

Megan Levy Thumb tacks were deliberately thrown across the road during yesterday's Around the Bay, puncturing the tyres of up to 12 cyclists who have blasted the stunt as dangerous and 'revolting'.

Motorist survives freeway crash, dies while crossing to safety

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Megan Levy A motorist has survived crashing his car on a Melbourne freeway only to be knocked down and killed trying to cross the lanes to safety.

Indecent assault on girl, 12, in street

Benjamin Preiss and Megan Levy Police are looking for a man who indecently assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Melbourne's outer north before she escaped his grasp.

Car on tracks causes train delays

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Megan Levy Major delays and cancellations affected rail services into Melbourne during this morning's peak hour after a car became stuck across rail tracks in the city's south-east.

Teddy trouble lands man in court

Constable T Bear, Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.

Megan Levy A Frankston man has been arrested and charged with stealing a teddy bear from a police station in Melbourne's south-east last night.

Bakery robber may be Melbourne's dumbest criminal

Megan Levy A bumbling would-be robber who broke into a Frankston bakery only to discover himself trapped in a locked store room may well be Melbourne's dumbest criminal.

Car discovered crashed out in bed

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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.

Meant to fail: who is Ben Polis?

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Megan Levy "Ben Polis is the kid who was always meant to fail."

Evacuation of site an 'overreaction'

Jason Dowling and Megan Levy Victoria's Building Commissioner says the forced evacuation of a block of flats in Frankston was 'extraordinarily unusual' and an 'overreaction'.