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Brother, sister found dead in house after suspected murder-suicide

A 66-year-old man and his 71-year-old sister have been found dead inside a house in Melbourne’s north-west.

Their bodies were located in a house on Carrathool Street at Bulleen, around 13 kilometres north-west of the city’s CBD, just after midnight on Friday.

It is not clear how they died, though police have confirmed they are not searching for any suspects.

It’s understood police made the discovery after receiving a call from a concerned family member who had requested officers conduct a welfare check on the pair.

Investigators will prepare a report for the coroner.

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Truck driver attacked by road raging men armed with axe and chain

Police are hunting two men who allegedly attacked a truck driver with an axe and chain in a road rage incident in Melbourne’s north last month.

Police said the terrifying scenes played out along Edgars Road in Epping at around 6.40am on Friday 29 April.

Investigators say a light coloured Ford overtook a truck and, while in front of the heavy vehicle, allegedly repeatedly slammed on its brakes.

The two vehicles stopped at the intersection with Cooper Street where it’s alleged the driver of the Ford produced an axe. The truck driver drove off but was followed by the car, police said.

When the truck stopped at the next set of lights, the driver of the car allegedly got out and repeatedly struck the truck with the axe.

His passenger also exited the vehicle armed with a chain and both men attacked the driver of the truck.

Police said the driver, a 39-year-old man, managed to drive off, seriously injured, and the occupants of the Ford fled the scene.

The driver of the Ford has been described as male, 30-40 years old and unshaven and with brown spiky hair and acne scars. His passenger is believed to be younger and possibly bald.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Suns Coach says they’re getting back to basics this weekend

Suns Coach Rodney Eade has fronted the media at Metricon Stadium, ahead of Saturday’s home game against Melbourne, saying his players are getting back to basics.

The Gold Coast side is looking to turn things around, coming off a devastating 120 point loss to the Cats in Round Six last weekend.

Eade said the players have taken full responsibility for what happened last weekend.

He lamented the loss of eight or nine players last week, but talked up the return of Defender Adam Saad from a hip injury this week.

Debutant Darcy Macpherson has also been named.

He also confirmed that he would be expecting veterans including Gary Ablett to step up and lead the younger players.

He explained “that’s why they’re called leaders because they’ve got to be able to lead the group through their actions, they probably don’t have to play well but it’s just through their actions and what they can do to support players and help them through this”.

“We’ve got five or six older players and then we’ve got younger leaders as well as Dion [Prestia] and Tom [Lynch], but it’s the older players that have been through this before that need to support and help the younger players”.

He said they have lost touch with the basics in the past couple of weeks and need to focus on the things they can control.

Eade said “the basics we’ve built our game on have actually been lost in the last couple of weeks, two or three weeks.

“Our pressure the first three weeks was fantastic, the last three weeks has been poor” he continued.

Jarrod Harbrow becomes the first player to reach 100 games for the Suns this week, after joining the side from the Western Bulldogs in 2011.

Eade admitted he has a soft spot for the lad, coaching him in his debut against the Richmond Tigers in 2007.  He described Harbrow as a “very humble individual, very quiet “.

“Normally if there’s a milestone, I normally make a speech and talk to the group but he said he didn’t want any of that this week, he didn’t want any fanfare.

“He is one player that analyses himself very honestly, he doesn’t try like some players at times can point fingers and make excuses, he never does.

“He knows if he plays well, plays poorly what he needs to do, even though he’s quiet he’s a terrific leader around the place the players really listen to him coz he’s got great character, he’s got great strength of mind.

“It’s great for him to be the first one for the Suns to play one hundred games and I think being a Queenslander as well and the fact that he’s got a great deal of passion for the club as well and I think that comes through.

“He’s only 27 so you’d like to think he’s got another three or four years left in him as well to be able to take that to 150” Eade said.

The game gets underway at 5:10pm.

Boxer calls for rethink on ‘one punch deaths’

Boxer Danny Green has called for a rethink on how we talk about ‘one punch deaths’, as a man prepares to face court charged with the murder of a young footballer in Melbourne.

Andrew William Lee is accused of fatally punching 19-year-old Patrick Cronin outside the Windy Mile pub in Diamond Creek on Saturday night.

Patrick’s family made the difficult decision to turn off his life support machine on Monday.

Lee faced an out-of-sessions court hearing at the West Melbourne Police Station on Tuesday night.

Boxer Danny Green told Channel Seven we all need to replace terms like ‘king hit’ and ‘one punch death’ with ‘coward punch’.

He said “education is the key” and terms like “one punch for me glorifies it, the same way king hit does”.

“You know a guy’s down the pub, he’s telling his mates yeah mate I got off on good behaviour for a one punch incident, well that’s kind of glorifying it”.

“He’s not going to be so quick to tell his mates, yeah I’ve just been done with a cowards punch assault”.

Green added “to be called a coward as a bloke is the worst thing to be called, we need to change the vernacular to the cowards punch” because it really is a basic strong message.

Man left fighting for life following brutal pub brawl in Melbourne

Homicide detectives are investigating a brutal pub brawl in Melbourne which left a man with critical injuries on Saturday night.

Police say paramedics were called to a house in Happy Valley Rise in Diamond Creek after a man had returned home with life-threatening injuries following a night out with mates.

In a statement to media, Victoria Police said the man received the “significant” injuries in a brawl involving up to 30 patrons inside a pub earlier in the evening.

The man was rushed to hospital by ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.