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‘Bomber’ arrested: Jimmy Bartel and Brian Cook react


Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has been arrested by police following an investigation into alleged drug trafficking in Port Melbourne.

It comes after his house was raided on Friday.

Thompson has been released without charge pending further enquiries.

A housemate of the AFL great has been charged with drug trafficking.

Thomas Windsor, 28, who has alleged links to outlaw bikies, has been charged, along with a Lara man, 31, and a Mill Park woman, 22, as part of a major police investigation.

Geelong chief executive Brian Cook worked alongside Thompson for almost a decade told Gerard Healy and Jimmy Bartel on 3AW Sportsday that he was shocked by the news.

“I’m worried about ‘Bomber’ and his health,” he said.

“I just hope that things do work out somehow in the end,” he said.

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3AW Football’s Jimmy Bartel, co-hosting 3AW Sportsday, said he has tried to reach out to his former coach and is shocked at the situation.

“If anything in the last couple of times we’ve caught up as a big group, he seems pretty positive and focused — renewed energy and focus in his life,”

“He seemed fine; the regular Bomber Thompson, the coach that we had.”

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