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Charges against Flinders Street accused upgraded

3AW NEWS

Charges against the man allegedly behind the wheel of a car that mowed down pedestrians on Flinders Street have been upgraded.

It follows the death of an 83-year-old Northcote man on December 29.

A 32-year-old Heidelberg West man has now been charged with murder.

He faces a number of offences in relation to the incident in December 21, including 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life.

He has been remanded in custody to appear again at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court  in May.

Three people remain in hospital following the incident.

Victoria Police is aware that the incident has been extremely traumatic to many and urge anyone that witnessed the incident and who feels they may require assistance in coping, to contact the Victims of Crime Helpline on 1800 819 817.

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