Thompson was giving evidence at the
trial of Bandidos bikie gang member
Peter Mauric, who is charged with
rioting over the 2013 brawl which
sparked the state’s tough anti-bikie
He told of seeing
bikies spilling out of the Aura
Tapas and Lounge Bar “and then all
of a sudden it was on”.
were right in the middle and I
observed two of them get punched in
the head,” Const. Thompson told
Southport Magistrates Court.
“(The bikies) were
moving towards us in a
confrontational, violent manner.
They were calling us names — dogs,
brawl happened near Hogs
Breath Cafe, Broadbeach
pushed past a couple and drew my
said he used his Taser on one bikie
who “immediately dropped to the
“I saw Tasers
being drawn and also heard the
distinctive noise of Tasers going
off,” he said.
“I was yelling,
telling them (bikies) to stay on the
said he told one bikie to “put your
f***ing hands behind your back”.
“Excuse my French
(but) I called him a motherf***er,”
he told the court.
Geoffrey Foster has accused police
of inflaming the situation with
their “extremely violent” reaction.
A GOLD Coast cop
has told of being confronted by a
large group of “screaming and
shouting” bikies with restaurant
chairs raised as if they were about
to throw them.
Timoti was giving evidence at the
trial of a Bandido outlaw motorcycle
gang member charged over the
infamous 2013 Broadbeach bikie
“They were very
disorderly, very aggressive,
screaming and shouting at police,”
Const. Timoti told Southport
saying) ‘let’s go one on one ...
without that uniform on, you’d be
“They were very
propped up, chests out, arms out,
very staunch body language.”
Const. Tanti said several bikies picked up chairs from
the Hog’s Breath Cafe and
raised them as if “they were
going to attempt to throw
them at police”.
presented my Taser towards
them and advised them to
‘move back, move back’,” he
Tuesday, Constable Beau
Tanton told the court how he
exchanged punches with a
Bandido bikie in what he
described as “a very
He said he
used his taser to break up a
fight between one bikie and
gang rival Jason Trouchet,
who was allegedly being
hunted by the Bandidos.
gang member, 45-year-old
tow-truck driver Peter
Mauric, has pleaded not
guilty to rioting over his
role in the brawl.
and subsequent siege of
Southport Police Station,
where Bandidos allegedly
demanded the release of gang
members, led to the state’s
tough anti-bikie laws.