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Bikie who 'thumbed his nose' at police thrown back behind bars


Georgina Mitchell

Breached strict bail conditions: Saia Finau Militoni.

Breached strict bail conditions: Saia Finau Militoni.

A man with links to the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang, who was on bail despite a past filled with allegations of serious offences, will remain behind bars until next week after he was picked up by a police anti-gang strike force.

Saia Finau Militoni, who was arrested in 2012 in association with the Coffs Harbour chapter of the Lone Wolf Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, was again taken into custody by Strike Force Raptor on Friday afternoon after he was found in a car at Wetherill Park.

The 44-year-old, from Dee Why, was on a strict conditional bail banning him from the suburb after he allegedly attacked someone there by stomping on them. Mr Militoni faces a charge of affray over the attack, with police prosecutors informing the court he does not face a more serious charge because the victim has not shed any light on the incident.

Mr Millitoni was one of 14 men arrested in the 2012 Lone Wolf raid that police say dismantled the Coffs Harbour chapter. He was charged with participating in a criminal group, and allegedly playing a role in a 2011 home invasion that left a man with critical head injuries after he was bashed by a group of people on Father's Day.

Despite his alleged associations, Mr Militoni was granted bail over the newest allegation against him. But, when he was released, he continued to "thumb his nose" at the law by going to a gang clubhouse in Wetherill Park on Friday, the court heard.

Police Prosecutor Matthew Eurell said there were no bail conditions that could protect the community if Mr Militoni was released, after the court heard Mr Militoni was willing to deposit $5000, abide by a nightly curfew and stay away from Wetherill Park if he was granted bail.

Magistrate George Zdenkowski said no condition could mitigate the unacceptable risk of further offending if Mr Militoni was released.

"He has thumbed his nose at the strict conditional bail, allegedly, by going within the precinct of the motorcycle clubhouse," Mr Zdenkowski said.

Mr Militoni will next appear at Manly Local Court on January 23.