Murder fears as river searched

Police are looking at the possibility that a missing southern suburb man who was last heard from in Peppermint Grove last Friday has been murdered. “We are looking at all lines of enquiry,” a police spokesperson said on Thursday morning, as water police seized a yellow dinghy from near Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Peppermint Grove. Part of the investigation was focused on finding a woman named Kiki who had left a message on the man’s phone.

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A chance bike ride over a former tip on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has led to a seven-tonne World War II navy gun shield being refurbished for Leighton Battery. The shield was one of two that sat at the Mt Eliza tip after it was turned into a park more than 30 years ago. Originally from the HMAS Adelaide (1), the shields were dumped at the tip 73 years ago after a refit of the ship in 1943.

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