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Erin Pearson

Erin covers crime for The Age. Most recently she was a police reporter at the Geelong Advertiser.

'Bomber' Thompson makes a quick getaway after brief trip to court

'Bomber' Thompson makes a quick getaway after brief trip to court

As fast as Mark "Bomber" Thompson appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon, he was gone again.

  • by Tammy Mills & Erin Pearson

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How a call from his mum brought down drug dealer Machine Gun Charlie

How a call from his mum brought down drug dealer Machine Gun Charlie

Police were listening in when a big-time heroin dealer's elderly mother phoned to say the 'Telstra man' was coming. It proved to be his undoing.

  • by Erin Pearson
'Poor culture' rife in justice department, investigation finds
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'Poor culture' rife in justice department, investigation finds

A "clearly inappropriate" culture at the justice department was uncovered during an investigation into a cyber attack on the road safety camera system.

  • by Simone Fox Koob, Melissa Cunningham & Erin Pearson
Child porn cop's jailing drives call for tough stance on authority figures

Child porn cop's jailing drives call for tough stance on authority figures

Victorians who commit the acts they’re paid to prevent should be subjected to harsher sentencing laws, the head of the state’s victims of crime body says.

  • by Erin Pearson
Tram enthusiasts able to obtain retired fleet

Tram enthusiasts able to obtain retired fleet

More than 100 ageing trams currently gathering dust at the Newport rail yards are to be offered to enthusiasts for repurposing - for free.

  • by Erin Pearson
Developers who flattened Corkman Hotel escape justice until next year

Developers who flattened Corkman Hotel escape justice until next year

It took a weekend to raze the Corkman Hotel, but developers responsible won't face justice until more than two years after demolition that shocked Melbourne.

  • by Erin Pearson
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'In the blink of an eye': Eight lives lost in tragic weekend on roads
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'In the blink of an eye': Eight lives lost in tragic weekend on roads

Eight people are dead and another is fighting for life after four crashes marked a tragic end to National Road Safety Week.

  • by Nicole Precel, Goya Dmytryshchak, Greg Gliddon & Erin Pearson
Teen who bashed surgeon during Australian Open was on a youth supervision order

Teen who bashed surgeon during Australian Open was on a youth supervision order

Children's court magistrate says she warned teen he was at risk of killing someone just months before assault on Americans leaving the Australian Tennis Open

  • by Erin Pearson
Police release image of man sought for questioning over station bomb hoax

Police release image of man sought for questioning over station bomb hoax

A scooter rider captured on camera at North Melbourne train station prior to a peak hour bomb scare is wanted by police.

  • by Erin Pearson
Dane Swan: Naked video is 'a gross breach of my privacy'
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Dane Swan: Naked video is 'a gross breach of my privacy'

A video showing former star AFL player Dane Swan in a naked romp with a woman has been circulated online and is under police investigation.

  • by Erin Pearson & Daniel Cherny
Bomb, Tatts and Bang Bang: Police allege money was exchanged between Thompson and drug accused

Bomb, Tatts and Bang Bang: Police allege money was exchanged between Thompson and drug accused

One of the men charged alongside former AFL great Mark 'Bomber' Thompson has the words  'Bang Bang' tattooed across his knuckles.

  • by Erin Pearson