Hell's Angels bikie refused bail over alleged Newtown torching
April 22, 2012 - 1:07PM
A Hell's Angels bikie member accused of torching a police paddy wagon near his Newtown tattoo parlour will face court on Thursday after he was refused bail at Parramatta Bail Court this morning.
In documents tendered to the court, police allege Scott Orrock, 47, set a police car on fire outside Skin Deep Tattoo Studio ten minutes after he asked officers to park elsewhere in the early hours of Friday.
It is alleged Mr Orrock went into Newtown police station about 3am and threatened police officers, telling them to move the car "or I'll burn it to the ground".
The police documents state he was captured on security footage pouring accelerant on the car in front of Buzz Bar Cafe on Kings Street ten minutes later.
Police said initial examinations showed the front side passenger window had been smashed in and accelerant poured over the interior.
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Mr Orrock's solicitor Antoine Sandroussi said the police had no witnesses or evidence whatsoever to convict his client of the early morning torching.
Police said no one was injured when the unattended car was set alight.
Mr Orrock, of Earlwood, was charged with maliciously damaging property by fire, threatening to damage another person's property and four counts of intimidating police after he handed himself in to Newtown police station yesterday morning.
Magistrate Michael Morahan refused Mr Orrock's application for bail and said the nature of the alleged offence was too serious to allow him out of custody.
It has been reported that Mr Orrock's defection from the Nomads bikie gang to Hells Angels could be linked to a recent spate of tit-for-tat shootings and violence across Sydney in recent weeks.
Mr Orrock is due to appear via video link at Central Local Court on Thursday.