Melbourne siege shotgun supplier in court today

A man will face court in Melbourne for allegedly supplying the shotgun used in the fatal apartment siege in Brighton.

A 25-year-old Gladstone Park man was arrested on Monday and charged with dealing a firearm without a licence and other offences.

A 47-year-old Westmeadows man appeared in court on Tuesday after being charged with being an unlicensed gun dealer and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.


Ascot Vale man Kane Dalrymple, 30, was also charged with being an unlicensed gun dealer.

The court heard Dalrymple allegedly made use of “coded” text messages to ply his trade, including code words such as “bicycle” and “two-seater”.

Police allege all three men are involved in the supply of the weapons used by gunman Yacqub Khayre, who shot dead a hotel clerk during the siege in Brighton on June 5.

Khayre killed 36-year-old Nick Hao and took a woman escort hostage before opening fire at police, injuring three Special Operations Group officers.

The gunman died in a hail of police bullets.

Police later revealed Khayre had two shotguns at the siege, including the sawn- off shotgun used to fire at officers.