ON THIS DAY – October 29, 1927



Charge of Attempted Murder.

Walter Lew Shing (19), fruiterer, and Leslie Coe (19), labourer, were charged at the City Court to-day with having, on October 29, at North Melbourne, attempted to murder Richard Dunstan.   Senior-Detective Bruce said that it was alleged that accused are members of the ‘Wanderers’ Push,’ and that on Saturday Coe stole a motor car and went with Shing to North Melbourne. An altercation over some girls took place with some members of another ‘push’ known as the ‘Hawk Eyes’. In the course of the altercation Dunstan was shot in the stomach. Dunstan was now in the Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition. Shing and Coe were each remanded to November 7. Bail in each case was fixed at £30 and a surety of £500.