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Glass smashed at Rebels clubhouse

LOCAL Rebels president Viv Jocumsen has moved to assure the Hervey Bay community his clubhouse was not "shot up" overnight on Sunday.

Four smashed windows at the bikie club's Urangan premises sparked rumours yesterday that shots had been fired at the building.

But Mr Jocumsen and police were quick to quash those reports.

"There are no gunshots," Mr Jocumsen said.

"There is no bikie war.

"Someone's walked past with a hammer or jemmy bar.

"It could just be thugs or something.

"All it is is someone deciding to have a go at our clubhouse because it is so close to Booral Rd."

It is understood members of the Rebels discovered the damage in the early hours and scenes of crime police attended later that morning.

"If there were gunshots we'd have damage to our walls and paintings behind the windows," Mr Jocumsen said.

He went on to say that those types of rumours gave bikies a bad name.

"We don't know who's done it but there's no one out to get us.

"There is no bikie war here.

"There's no other bikies in Hervey Bay. The Rebels are the only bike club, the only one per centers (a term for outlaw motorcyclists), in Hervey Bay.

"And we run a clean clubhouse. There's no crap going on here."

Detective acting Senior Sergeant Dave Guild confirmed that firearms were not used in the attack.

"Four windows have been smashed with an unknown object," he said.

"Any noise heard was just the glass exploding.

"Firearms are not involved.

"Members of the club are assisting with inquiries and police are asking for assistance from members of the public.

"If anyone has any information they should contact police or Crime Stoppers."


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