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By Vikki Petraitis

In 1986, a bomb went off open air the most police headquarters in Russell highway Melbourne.

The Russell highway Bombing seems on the results of this surprising act of violence from the viewpoint of a complete urban, the police strength that was once specified, and particularly one 19-year-old victim.

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Casts were made of the drilled holes to be compared - should the investigators locate it - with the drill responsible. Both the vehicle identification number (VIN) plate and the identification plate had been removed from the radiator support panel leaving behind only one rivet and a piece of alloy from each plate. It appeared that one rivet from each plate had been removed, and then both plates had been torn away leaving the other rivet behind. In addition, the bomb car was examined for fingerprints in a way that had never been done before.

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. No, she was told, probably just a broken leg. She immediately rang the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was told that her son was having tests. The nurse promised to ring back as soon as she heard anything. When she called back, she told Bev that the injuries to her son were more serious than a broken leg and that the family had better get to the hospital as soon as possible.

When Caulfield approached him and took the receiver from his hand, the Chief Commissioner was on the other end of the line. They had caught their anonymous caller. The man, was an industrial chemist called Vladimir Rhychta. It didn't take police long to see that he didn't have any real information. They charged him with hindering a police investigation. It was frustrating for the detectives - they couldn't have ignored his calls, but many hours had been lost chasing Rhychta that could have been more productively used hunting the real bombers.

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