By Vikki Petraitis
In 1986, a bomb went off outdoor the most police headquarters in Russell highway Melbourne.
The Russell road Bombing appears to be like on the outcomes of this stunning act of violence from the perspective of a complete urban, the police strength that used to be particular, and specifically one 19-year-old victim.
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Arthur Adams immediately alerted the Taskforce and met with Bernie Rankin and Daryl Clarke. ' Could this be a coincidence? 01pm and three hours later, another Commodore with the same drill markings is involved in a bank robbery in Donvale at the exact time when all available police resources were tied up in the city. The three Stolen Motor Vehicle Squad detectives were able to provide another connection. Three weeks before the bombing a stolen red Daimler car was pursued by traffic police along the Calder Highway in East Keilor.
The pressure was on, not only to find the bombers, but also on a practical level, to re-open the surrounding city streets to traffic. The search for evidence would start again at first light the following day, Good Friday. That evening, television news reported that terrorism had hit Melbourne as 'bomb after bomb' exploded in Russell Street. Journalists also reported that police were checking lists of people who were to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court that day. After being told that Carl had been injured in the blast, Bev Donadio asked if it was serious.
Whether he needed protection or not, Donadio enjoyed their visits. Unlike the adults around him who saw the severity of his injuries and put on the kid gloves, his young peers ribbed him and joked around. One of the sources of great mirth for his visitors was the fact that a police woman had removed her shirt to tourniquet his leg at the scene. ' Donadio laughed along with them. The Bomb Car While Donadio slowly recovered, the wheels of the investigation continued to turn. The bombed Holden Commodore had been fitted with a V8 engine which still had its original engine number.