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Shock revelation about one of the teens charged with the murder of Melbourne doctor Ashley Gordon after alleged home invasion at Doncaster


One of the teens accused of viciously murdering a young doctor was out on bail at the time of the incident. 

The 16-year-old was facing serious criminal charges when he and another teen were accused of breaking into the home of Dr Ashley Gordon and murdering him, reported the Herald-Sun

Dr Gordon, 33, was found with a fatal stab wound in his car less than a kilometre from his home in Doncaster, in Melbourne’s northeast, late on January 13. 

Two boys, both aged 16, were arrested and interviewed by homicide detectives on Wednesday.

The pair from Dandenong and Travancore were both charged with murder, aggravated burglary and theft, and will appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Dr Gordon, 33, was found with a fatal stab wound in his car less than a kilometre from his home in Doncaster, in Melbourne's northeast, late on January 13.

Dr Gordon, 33, was found with a fatal stab wound in his car less than a kilometre from his home in Doncaster, in Melbourne’s northeast, late on January 13.

Two boys, both aged 16, were arrested and interviewed by homicide detectives on Wednesday and it can now be revealed that one of them was on bail at the time

Two boys, both aged 16, were arrested and interviewed by homicide detectives on Wednesday and it can now be revealed that one of them was on bail at the time 

Dr Gordon’s sister, Natalie, on Thursday, opened up about the tragedy and the toll it’s taking on her mother and father.  

‘That’s the hardest part for me,’ she told 7News.

‘We all held him on the biggest pedestal, and it’s gone. It’s just gone.’

Dr Gordon’s family thanked detectives for their tireless work in the arrest of the two teenagers, but Natalie said the government was not doing enough to combat youth crime.

‘More needs to be done to try and fix it. The system is broken and the government needs to change that,’ Ms Gordon told the Herald Sun.

‘We just have so much of this on the streets these days and the world we’re growing up in is disgusting. I’m scared for my children because I want them to grow up and experience a safe community.‘  

Box Hill MP Nicole Werner also told the publication that she had spoken to the surviving victim allegedly attacked by the teen on bail at the time of Mr Gordon’s death, but they did not want to be identified for fear of retribution.

Dr Gordon's family thanked detectives for their tireless work but added that the government was not doing enough to combat youth crime (pictured Dr Gordon with his girlfriend)

Dr Gordon’s family thanked detectives for their tireless work but added that the government was not doing enough to combat youth crime (pictured Dr Gordon with his girlfriend)

The teen’s bail revelation comes as Premier Jacinta Allan faces calls to abandon a planned overhaul of the youth justice system.

The plan includes a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14 which would relax youth bail laws. 

Shadow attorney-general Michael O’Brien called on the Ms Allen’s government to reconsider the changes which he says ‘makes no sense’.  

‘The government also needs to reassure Victorians that it will not weaken youth bail laws and it must reduce court backlogs, which are the worst in Australia,’ he said.

Police also acknowledged Dr Gordon’s death had sparked fear in the community. 

‘This type of incident can create fear and uncertainty,’ Serious Crime Division Superintendent Janet Stevenson said on Thursday.

‘We want our community to feel safe in their homes and to that end, Victoria Police will do continue to do everything in our power to make this a reality.’

Dr Gordon was fatally stabbed after giving chase to a group of intruders who broke into his Sargent Street home.

How the tragedy unfolded 

5am Saturday: A group of intruders break into the Sargent St home in Doncaster where Dr Ash Gordon lived with his girlfriend Dakota Nagel and long-time friend Tristan Standing.

Dr Gordon took off in his car and followed the intruders to nearby Eildon Street where he got out his car and confronted them.

An altercation ensued where Dr Gordon was allegedly stabbed.

5.30am: Police arrived at the scene in Eildon Street, where Dr Gordon died from his stab wounds.

Monday: Dr Gordon’s family spent the day at his home collecting his belongings before issuing a plea to his attackers to hand themselves in.

Tuesday: Police raid a home close to Dr Gordon’s that was the site of a raucous party on Friday night.

Thursday morning: Police announce a breakthrough with the arrest of two teens a day earlier.

The boys, both aged 16, were each charged with murder, aggravated burglary and theft to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 



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