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Ex-AFL coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson is rushed away by a waiting car after appearing at court

Former footy coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson has appeared in court before being rushed away by a waiting car.

Thompson, 54, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday before quickly departing.

Police raided the Melbourne home of the former AFL coach in January and allegedly found various drugs, including 839.7g of MDMA.

Former footy coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson (right) has appeared in court before being rushed away by a waiting car

Thompson was interviewed by police and had been considered a ‘person of interest’ before his arrest

Police raided the Melbourne home of the former AFL coach in January and allegedly found various drugs, including 839.7g of MDMA

Police raided the Melbourne home of the former AFL coach in January and allegedly found various drugs, including 839.7g of MDMA

His case was listed for 10am but the former Essendon captain surprised waiting media members when he arrived at court at midday and darted up the stairs.

Thompson, wearing a dark suit and tie, and his lawyer then adjourned the case administratively at a court desk, meaning he didn’t appear before a magistrate.

Barely 15 minutes after he arrived, the 54-year-old dashed outside to a waiting car and hopped in, again surprising photographers who scrambled to take their shots. 

Thompson was forced to surrender his passport and pay a $20,000 surety to secure his bail

Thompson was forced to surrender his passport and pay a $20,000 surety to secure his bail

He faces multiple charges including two counts of trafficking ecstasy and methylamphetamine, also known as ‘ice’.

Thompson will also face ecstasy and LSD possession charges – and possessing a prescription drug without prescription. 

Thompson was forced to surrender his passport and pay a $20,000 surety to secure his bail.

The 54-year-old will be required to live at a fixed address, report to police three times a week, and not leave Victoria while on bail.   

Thompson was interviewed by police and had been considered a ‘person of interest’ before his arrest.

Police claim they found his DNA on packaging which contained more than 33 grams of ice, 4.2 grams of amphetamines and an LSD tablet. 

Thompson has denied involvement with criminal activity. He is expected to return to court on June 28. 

Thompson was interviewed by police and had been considered a 'person of interest' before his arrest

Thompson was interviewed by police and had been considered a ‘person of interest’ before his arrest

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