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Driver accused of hitting policeman with car denies seeing him, court told

Adam Cooper A woman accused of hitting a policeman with her car after allegedly shoplifting denies she saw the detective in front of her, a court has been told.

Witnesses set to relive fatal collision between Andrea Lehane and 'monkey' bike driven by Caleb Jakobsson

Caleb Jakobsson outside the County Court on Thursday.

Adam Cooper Magistrate fears cross-examinations could add to the trauma experienced by Andrea Lehane's family.

Mussie Debresay faces murder trial over two-year-old who court heard he'd 'stomped' on

Mussie Debresay, is facing a murder trial over the death of two-year-old Tonnja Huynhin 2005.

Adam Cooper 10 years after toddler's death, man has been committed to stand trial, accused of stomping on his ex-partner's daughter.

99-year-old Melbourne man to stand trial for arson

Adam Cooper Despite admitting - through interpreter - that he 'didn't know the law', nonagenarian says he will not plead guilty over fire at relatives' property which caused $150,000 of damage .

Alleged fraudster threatened witness, court told, but spared having bail revoked

Adam Cooper A man on bail awaiting trial over an alleged $76 million fraud scheme threatened a prosecution witness outside a court room, a judge has been told.

Acquitted babysitter to give evidence at inquest into death of baby Chloe Murphy

Adam Cooper The babysitter acquitted of killing 10-month-old Chloe Murphy will give evidence at an inquest that aims to find out how the baby girl died.

Cleaning company Clinica Internationale and boss fined $1 million over visa rorts

Clinica Internationale managing director Radovan Laski, photographed in 2013.

Adam Cooper A Melbourne cleaning company and its managing director have been fined more than $1 million by a federal judge for fleecing thousands of dollars from foreign workers and failing to deliver jobs that...

Ferrari-driving kickboxer to stand trial over woman's death in road crash

Kickboxer Suleiman Abdulrahim leaving the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday.

Adam Cooper A kickboxer at the wheel of a Ferrari that was involved in a fatal crash in a Melbourne street has been committed to stand trial over the death of an elderly woman.

Prosecutors drop case against Jamie Williams who was accused of trying to fight Islamic State

Jamie Williams outside the County Court after a hearing last year.

Adam Cooper Federal prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Melbourne man who was accused of trying to fight in the Middle East against Islamic State.

Ferrari seen to lose control before fatal crash, court told

Adam Cooper A Ferrari that collided with several cars in a fatal crash in a Melbourne street was seen losing control while overtaking a car at speed moments earlier, a court has heard.

100-year-old Norm Bravo wins court battle over fines - but his fight's not over yet

 Norm Bravo, 100, said the man who bought his car broke every road rule and never registered the car.

Adam Cooper 100-year-old man will no longer have to pay $1000 in road-related fines after a court dismissed a case against him.

Teens to plead over fatal crash and give evidence against alleged driver

Adam Cooper Two teens who were in an allegedly stolen car involved in a fatal crash are to plead guilty to charges and give evidence against a third youth, who police say was driving.

Teen charged over Cooper Ratten fatal crash set to fight criminal charges

Cooper Ratten. Verification: Image has been sighted and confirmed by a friend of his (via Patrick Hatch). Pic was taken from his Facebook page

Adam Cooper Teenager alleged to have been driving car that crashed and killed former Carlton coach Brett Ratten's son is set to fight criminal charges.

Jail for man who set policeman's pants on fire during Noble Park stand-off

Imran El Ayoubi threw tiles during the siege.

Adam Cooper A man who ran across the rooftops of several neighbouring homes during a two-day stand-off with police has been jailed for 18 months.

Accused asked Nene King for money, but not seen at ATMs, jury told

Nene King gave Colin Hahne her ATM card, according to Larry Sutcliffe.

Adam Cooper The man accused of fleecing Nene King of more than $40,000 asked the former magazine queen for "many thousands of dollars" but was not seen by his partner making unauthorised cash withdrawals from...

Mum Phong Hoai Thuy Nguyen gets two years' jail for selling poached abalone

Poached abalone can be bought for about $55/kg in Victoria, whereas the commercial price is about $130/kg.

Adam Cooper Fisheries Victoria say jailing woman who sold stolen seafood from a shopping trolley will send strong message to 'organised crime' in the industry.

One-time fugitive Andrew Brian Males bashed woman who stayed in his bungalow, court told

Andrew Brian Males

Adam Cooper Violent offender, who was once mistakenly released from custody, later repeatedly bashed a woman he had provided shelter to for several weeks, a court has heard.

'So many innocent girls paid the price': former teacher, 81, jailed for sexual assault

Adam Cooper An 81-year-old former teacher and principal who sexually assaulted young girls at a Melbourne school four decades ago has been jailed for a second time inside two years.

Roberta Williams gets access to Carl's prison computer

Adam Cooper and Nino Bucci Court grants gangland killer's former wife access to his prison computer, despite an initial objection by authorities.

Metro train driver Russell Dickson has no criminal case to answer over passenger's death

Adam Cooper Magistrate strikes out charges over the death of a passenger who tried to board a moving train.