Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

David Christopher Smith loses appeal against jail term for trashing flat of de facto's daughter

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Judge Jennifer Coate in one of the County Court Rooms today. She's been appointed as Victoria's new Coroner.
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Dan Oakes A man who trashed his de facto partner's daughter's flat – including smearing faeces and blood on the walls and door – and sent her a death threat by text message has had his appeal...

Sweeping changes to tighten state's parole system

An undated handout photo received on September 24, 2012, shows Jill Meagher who works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Australian homicide detectives took over an investigation into the disappearance of a young Irish woman in Melbourne on after her handbag was found in a nearby street.  Meagher was last seen at about 1:30am on September 23 morning when she left friends at a bar to walk the short distance home in Brunswick, the inner-city Melbourne suburb in which she lived.

Dan Oakes, Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham The state government will introduce a radically tougher parole system in response to a series of high-profile murders committed by violent offenders on parole, following a thorough review of the...

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Penalties given to Crown bouncers appealed

Dan Oakes The Director of Public Prosecutions is appealing the penalties handed down to two Crown bouncers who were found guilty of attacking a couple enjoying a night out at the casino.

Adrian Franze jailed for 17 years over drug importation

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Dan Oakes A Melbourne property developer and bar owner who attempted to possess 14 kilograms of cocaine and 133 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $14 million has been sentenced to 17 years in...

Police search creek bed in Bung investigation

Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon

Dan Oakes Police are searching a creek bed in Boronia as part of the investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon.

Man convicted of same rape twice

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Dan Oakes Retrial was ordered after member of a judge's staff allegedly interfered with a jury.

Outlaw bikie gang's neighbours refused insurance

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Nick Toscano, Dan Oakes and Nino Bucci The owners of factories surrounding an outlaw motorcycle gang's Dandenong clubhouse are being refused insurance cover after the property was fire-bombed and shot up in separate incidents.

Bikie's son-in-law charged over false prescription

Dan Oakes The son-in-law of senior Hells Angels Peter "Skitzo" Hewat has been charged with perverting the course of justice after allegedly convincing a suburban doctor to write a false prescription for...

'Vampire' murder hunt ends in Perth factory

Shane Chartres-Abbott

John Silvester and Dan Oakes Police have arrested a man over the killing of ‘vampire’ prostitute Shane Chartres-Abbott, after he spent six years on the run.

Police arrest 'brothel syndicate' members in raids across city

Brothel raids in Melbourne.

Dan Oakes Members of a syndicate alleged to be illegally managing more than 100 sex workers at brothels across Melbourne have been arrested in raids by federal and Victorian police.

Woman kicked in the face, punched over car dispute

Dan Oakes A man who savagely attacked his girlfriend's mother because of a dispute over a car has had his appeal against a seven-year prison sentence rejected by Victoria's highest court.

Sex predators stage late-night escape

Corella Place escapees. David Gregory Byrnes, left and Sean Andrew Carmody-Cole.

Nino Bucci and Dan Oakes Two of the state's worst sex fiends have escaped from a corrections facility in Ararat.

Bayley should have been in jail

A handcuffed Adrian Ernest Bayley arrives at court on Tuesday morning.

Dan Oakes Adrian Ernest Bayley was able to rape and murder Jill Meagher despite having breached his parole period imposed for a series of horrific rapes committed 12 years earlier.

Tramps motorcycle club 'puppets' of Hells Angels: police

Tramps motorcycle gathering.

Dan Oakes A small bikie club in Victoria's north-east whose members were stripped of their firearm licences is a ''puppet'' of the Hells Angels and operates only with the notorious international club's...

Daughter killed, mother sacked

Jenny Doyle

Dan Oakes Jenny Doyle was sitting at her dying daughter's bedside when she found out she'd lost her job.

Local child porn case leads to US rescue

Craig Stanley and Rebecca Michels

Dan Oakes It was a story that gripped Victorians for weeks: a young couple left a note for family and friends saying they were heading to central Victoria to pan for gold, loaded their gear into a rental car...

Cash-strapped Coroner's Court in funding plea

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Pic shows a group laying a wreath  of flowers at the coroners court for the hearing of the Kew cottages case.

Dan Oakes The Victorian Coroners Court is being starved of funding by the state government and has had to slash services, including counselling for bereaved relatives, as a result.

Police nab bikies in dramatic arrest

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Dan Oakes Police arrest Bandidos sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell in a dramatic interception on a South Melbourne street on Wednesday afternoon.

It all comes out in the wash on Facebook

November 4, 2012, Northcote.

Dan Oakes Caught on camera in the dead of night, with an item of washing draped over his head, the man managed to look both menacing and ridiculous.

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Back from Rome, priest on child-sex charges

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Dan Oakes A Catholic priest has been charged with child-sex offences stretching back almost 40 years after police negotiated the man's return from Rome with the Catholic Church.