Former home of underworld figure Des ‘Tuppence’ Moran demolished
Picture: 3AW police reporter Pat Mitchell
The former home of Melbourne underworld figure Des ‘Tuppence’ Moran has been demolished two years after it was gutted in a suspicious house fire.
The Rumour File heard this morning the Ascot Vale home, where notorious gangland figures Des and Lewis Moran grew up, had finally been knocked down.
The Langs Road home was gutted and nearly destroyed in the 2016 fire.
It had been purchased by developers in 2012 but was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Plans for a five-storey apartment block stalled due to heritage overlays.
Lewis Moran, who was murdered at the Brunswick Club in 2004, left the half-share of the property to his brother who died after he was gunned down outside an Ascot Vale cafe.
The plan to build 5 units was held up due to a heritage overlay but that was no longer a concern after it was gutted in a suspicious fire in 2016. It received approval mid last year. pic.twitter.com/Z23Q1KnqPe— Pat Mitchell (@patty_mitchell) February 6, 2018