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Hells Angels bikie charged after allegedly torching police paddy wagon - Newtown

Saturday, 21 April 2012 05:36:56 PM

An alleged member of an outlaw bikie gang has been arrested and charged after a police paddy wagon was torched outside a tattoo parlour in Sydney’s inner-west.


The fully-marked police vehicle was parked outside the business on King Street, Newtown, just before 3am yesterday (Friday 20 April 2012), when it was set alight.


Police and Fire and Rescue NSW personnel responded to the incident.


The fire was quickly extinguished but not before the vehicle sustained significant damage.


The paddy wagon was unattended at the time of the incident and no one was injured.


An investigation into the incident was launched by Strike Force Kinnarra, set up by detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad to examine recent tit-for-tat violence across Sydney involving warring outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs).


Just before 10am today (Saturday 21 April 2012), a 47-year-old man attended Newtown Police Station with his legal representative.


He was taken into custody and subsequently charged with maliciously damaging property by fire; threatening to damage another person’s property; and intimidate police officer (four counts).


The man, who is allegedly a member of the Hells Angels OMCG, has been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Sunday 22 April 2012).


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