John Silvester is a Walkley-award winning crime writer and columnist. A co-author of the best-selling books that formed the basis of the hit Australian TV series Underbelly, Silvester is also a regular guest on 3AW with his "Sly of the Underworld" segment.
John Silvester Internal audit finds more than 50 cases where sexual offenders remained free after breaches.
John Silvester It started after a senior police officer asked: 'How many more Bayleys are there?'.
John Silvester Jill Meagher should have woken up that Saturday morning with a slight hangover and pleasant memories of a night on the town with her workmates.
John Silvester Two of drug dealer Tony Mokbel's staunchest allies, his mother, Lora and syndicate lieutenant, Byron Pantazis, have died within a day of each other.
John Silvester The man rifling through the rubbish bin at the bottom of the long driveway didn't look like a vagrant and wasn't at all startled when challenged over his suspicious behaviour.
John Silvester The man charged with raping and murdering Jill Meagher in a Brunswick lane is expected to change his plea to guilty in the Supreme Court on Friday.
John Silvester It was an office Christmas party like many others. Too much grog led a middle manager to try to prove he was still one of the boys, and so he led the charge to one of Melbourne's well-known strip...
John Silvester and Dan Oakes A minor dispute over a runaway dog has resulted in the arrest of the Hells Angels serjeant at arms, the alleged assault of a grandmother and a major drug bust.
John Silvester Ken Lay is not the sort who likes to make a big noise. When he became chief commissioner in 2011 his aim was to go about his business as quietly as possible, avoiding the controversy that has dogged...
John Silvester Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has launched an unprecedented blitz on rats in the ranks as outlaw motorcycle gangs cultivate close links with police, potentially compromising high-level investigations.
John Silvester The man who escaped from Pentridge Prison with Ronald Ryan - the last man hanged in Australia - has been arrested over a sophisticated clandestine drug lab discovered in a small Wimmera town.
John Silvester and Andrew Rule Peter John Walker was born just after the Blitz, near London, the middle child of a troubled and violent soldier, Robert Arthur Walker, of the Queen's Guards.
John Silvester Police are investigating if a suspicious fire at a Bendigo motorcycle gang's clubhouse is the first strike in a feared bikie war.
Nino Bucci, Dan Oakes and John Silvester Guns for hire are flooding into Victoria as a bloody feud between bikie gangs threatens to erupt.
John Silvester Police say attempts to end a siege in Glenroy peacefully were sabotaged by friends of Antonio Loguancio - the gunman found dead at the end of the 44-hour stand-off.
John Silvester Bandidos heavy Toby Mitchell knew it was coming. It was only the time and the place that took him by surprise.
John Silvester No politician ever won an election by being soft on crime.
John Silvester She didn't see it coming that Melbourne Cup Day. The vicious right hook that smashed into her face as she sat at a crowded table in the friendly bayside bar.
John Silvester It was a long climb to the attic of the peaceful country church but well worth the effort. Inside they found a Vickers machinegun, mortars, 15 loaded firearms and a cannon.
John Silvester It is the chance of a lifetime - to explore the super secret security network inside the MCG on the biggest day of the Test calendar - Boxing Day.