and a female associate have been charged after a former Finks bikie
member was allegedly kidnapped, beaten, burnt, stabbed and sexually
assaulted in a Sydney hotel.
members of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang, were arrested during
dawn raids in neighbouring suburbs on Tuesday more than four months
after police were called to a blood-splattered room at the Vineyard
Hotel in the city's northwest.
called police on December 18 after they made the grisly discovery.
The subsequent investigation led detectives to arrest the men, aged
22, 24, 27 and 35.
allege in court the men kidnapped and detained another man,
demanding cash, and physically and sexually assaulted him over a
number of hours in the hotel room.
The four were
refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Wednesday.
woman, described by police as an associate of the gang, was also
arrested on Tuesday and charged.
granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Blacktown Local
Court on May 29.
Superintendent Deb Wallace says the victim's injuries included a
loss of hearing in one ear from being repeatedly beaten at times
with a "wooden instrument".
allegedly stabbed in the knee and had boiling water poured over his
upper body to remove his club tattoo.
he was with the alleged attackers for more than 12 hours.
Wallace said police had to work hard to gain the victim's confidence
so they could prosecute the "most serious offences".