Killer bomber beards the law

Herald Sun - - NEWS - AN­THONY DOWSLEY

JAILED Rus­sell St bomber Craig Minogue has con­tin­ued to taunt au­thor­i­ties, post­ing a clean-shaven photo of him­self and brag­ging about a pod­cast.

Minogue, who is serv­ing life for the 1986 bomb­ing that killed Con­sta­ble An­gela Tay­lor, 21, and for a jail­house mur­der, has raised his so­cial me­dia pro­file as he tries to win pa­role.

Po­lice chief Gra­ham Ash­ton has voiced dis­plea­sure about Minogue’s so­cial me­dia rants, but au­thor­i­ties say they are pow­er­less to stop them.

Po­lice As­so­ci­a­tion of Vic­to­ria sec­re­tary Wayne Gatt said there were im­pli­ca­tions to pris­on­ers hav­ing un­con­trolled com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

“You must ques­tion the level of se­cu­rity and the mon­i­tor­ing of pris­oner com­mu­ni­ca­tion cur­rently in place, if they can con­nect so eas­ily with the out­side world through such a pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia plat­form,’’ he said.

Minogue’s Twit­ter ac­count was set up by as­so­ci­ates out­side jail in May. They post mes­sages he de­liv­ers by phone.

Au­dio files have been pub­lished, in which Minogue boasts: “Now I have a voice’’.

Though Corrections Vic­to­ria is not al­lowed to say where he is jailed, he is able to re­veal such de­tails to his au­di­ence.

Clean-shaven Craig Minogue.

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