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Alleged kidnapper fronts court

By Meg Kennedy A Darley man who allegedly imprisoned, assaulted and repeatedly raped a woman he met online fronted the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court last week. Robert...
Bacchus Marsh Magistrates' Court Photo - Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Court safer to attend

By Jessica Howard Security at Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court has been tightened, with handheld scanning wands, roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people.  The security...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

NOT GUILTY OF MURDER

By Jessica Howard  A Victoria Supreme Court jury has found Maddingley Mechanic Christopher Trotter not guilty of murder. Mr Trotter has been on trial since June...

Two sides to every story

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) What was described as an “extremely serious matter” by police prosecution in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court on May...

Accused ‘sick of doing jail’

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) An angry confrontation between neighbours turned into a police chase early this year with a man appearing in Bacchus...

One bad apple spoils the bunch

By Jessica Howard An opportunistic roadside vendor has been fined for the second time in two years for using public land to illegally sell fruit...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

Mother of murdered Bacchus Marsh man speaks in court

By Jessica Howard The mother of Paul Hogan found out about her son’s brutal murder while watching the 11:30am news, a court has heard.  A...

Accused killer to testify

By Jessica Howard One of the men accused of murdering Springbank war veteran Ken Handford could receive a reduced sentence after agreeing to testify in...

P-plater caught driving V8 and trafficking drugs

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) “All actions have consequences”, a young Bacchus Marsh man was told by the magistrate in the Bacchus Marsh court,...
The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club's Cash a Can trailer, which was stolen over the second weekend of December Photo - Bacchus Marsh Lions Club

Thieves target charity

The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club is reeling after thieves stole their Cash a Can trailer over the weekend. Heartless thieves broke into the Moorabool...