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Rania Spooner

Rania is a reporter at The Age.

Majak Daw's accuser claims he raped second girl

Timna Jacks, Rania Spooner Former AFL footballer Majak Daw has been accused of raping a second girl while he was in high school.

Witness tells court of moment she found Majak Daw 'restraining' girl

Former North Melbourne player Majak Daw outside the County Court on Monday.

Rania Spooner The friend of a woman who claims she was raped by former AFL footballer Majak Daw has described following the sound of screams to discover her then-15-year-old school friend semi-undressed and...

Man charged six months after death of 77-year-old cyclist Gordon Ibbs at Anakie

Gordon Ibbs, 77.

Rania Spooner A man has been arrested outside a courthouse over the fatal hit-run that claimed the life of a beloved 77-year-old cyclist on Mother's Day.

Police shooting linked to earlier gunfire attack on good Samaritan

You Tube footage of the arrest at Werribee Plaza on Thursday.

Rania Spooner and Nino Bucci Seven people have been arrested over the shooting of a marked police car in Melbourne's west, which police have revealed was linked to an earlier shooting targeting a good Samaritan.

Man arrested at Merinda Park Station over 'comments of concern'

Trains on the Cranbourne line were stopped for a while this morning.

Rania Spooner A man has been charged over a bomb hoax at a railway station in Melbourne's outer south-eastern suburbs.

Video shows dramatic images of arrest at Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre

Detectives check the scene where a patrol car came under fire in Hoppers Crossing.

Rania Spooner and Nino Bucci Video of the dramatic arrest of three people in a Werribee shopping centre car park over a shooting at police has been uploaded to You Tube.

Police fear for safety with criminals emboldened by change of pursuits policy

Detectives check the scene where a patrol car came under fire in Hoppers Crossing.

Nino Bucci and Rania Spooner Criminals may be emboldened to strike at police officers since the force scrapped police pursuits, with the union imploring command to explore solutions such as helicopters to monitor stolen cars and...

Police hunt suspected vegetable thief Jade Earl after officer hurt in alleged hit-and-run

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jade Earl, 31.

Rania Spooner Detective who approached woman in an Aldi car park to talk about missing groceries ends up in hospital after he was forced to 'take evasive action'.

Man took homemade gun to Centrelink office in Coburg

The man left the homemade gun in a bag on the counter.

Rania Spooner A man took a homemade gun to a Centrelink office in Melbourne's north, leaving staff to make a startling discovery.

PSO charged with drugs, dangerous driving

PSOs have become a common sight at Melbourne's railway stations.

Rania Spooner A protective services officer has been charged with drug and traffic offences, including possessing methamphetamine, following a car crash in June.

Police say stolen car was driven to police station with loaded guns, drugs

A man who turned up at Fawkner Police Station to discuss another matter is facing a lengthy list of charges after police realised the car he'd arrived in had been stolen. Then they looked inside..

Rania Spooner Man who allegedly tried to run over a police officer before speeding off has been arrested at a Melbourne police station after turning up in the same stolen car.

Heavily pregnant Box Hill teen Rebecca Hatzis missing for four days

Pregnant teenager Rebecca Hatzis has been missing since November 12.

Rania Spooner A heavily pregnant 17-year-old girl from Melbourne's eastern suburbs has been missing for four days after receiving a phone call from her boyfriend.

Man dies, woman fights for life after cars hit trees in separate accidents

The driver was airlifted to The Alfred hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Rania Spooner Weekend road accidents where cars struck roadside trees have left a man dead and a woman with life-threatening injuries.

'Suspicious' blaze at Dandenong drug court blankets area in smoke

Firefighters extinguish the fire.

Rania Spooner Firefighters suspect an arson attack could be behind a huge fire at the Dandenong drug court, which will continue to blanket surrounding areas with smoke for several hours.

Six fugitives scratched off most-wanted list in three months

Victoria Police. Pictured - Victoria Police logo. 130814RG37 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Rania Spooner They were wanted over serious crimes – rapes, drugs and violence – some of them for more than a decade, but for six of Australia's most wanted men these past few months have proven their...

Huge seizure of drug-like plant at Melbourne Airport

The suitcases  that contained the drug.

Rania Spooner A huge haul - 735 kilograms - of a dangerous controlled plant with amphetamine-like properties has been found hidden in the suitcases of 13 travellers arriving at Melbourne Airport.

Rowan Wild released on bail over alleged gang rape of schoolgirl in Geelong

Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Adam Cooper and Rania Spooner One of the four men from the same family charged over the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Geelong has been released on bail, while the immediate fate of one of his co-accused won't be...

Policeman targeted in East Link hit-and-run attack released from hospital

Caller: Police officer hit in EastLink tunnel

Nino Bucci, Rania Spooner and Liam Mannix The policeman targeted in a hit-and-run attack on the EastLink on Wednesday has been released from hospital.

Hong Kong prosecutors drop drug charge against elderly Melbourne man

Scales of Justice

Rania Spooner, Cameron Houston The drug trafficking case against an elderly Melbourne man awaiting his fate under Hong Kong's strict drug laws has been dropped amid claims he was tricked into smuggling methamphetamine.

Police act to stem alarming rise in illegal firearms and shootings

This controversy isn't really about guns, any more than Prohibition was about drink.

Nino Bucci and Rania Spooner A new police firearms investigation team will be tasked with stopping guns from getting in the hands of criminals, as Victoria Police grapple with a surge in shootings.