Mackenzie Ravn, Tanya Westthorp
and Shaya Laughlin | September 28th, 2013
Police at the scene in Broadbeach where up to
20 Bandido bikies were allegedly involved in a violent brawl.
UPDATE: POLICE have pulled over a group of outlaw
motorcycle gang members and supporters on the Pacific Motorway this
Officers were notified of at least 12 people dressed in
Highway 61 colours and supporter gear travelling northbound on the
motorway at about 12.20pm.
Police pulled the group over near the Oxenford exit and
it is believed the dog squad is also on it's way to assist. (
FACT: 2 people pulled over...no charges)
It is unknown whether any offences have been committed by
It comes after New South Wales police warned that about
200 outlaw motorcycle gang members in full colours were on their way
over the border shortly before 12.
It is unknown which outlaw motorcycle gang these riders
belong to. (terminally stupid reporting ?)
More information as it becomes available.
EARLIER: EIGHTEEN Bandido bikies were arrested and seven
people were injured, including four police officers, during two
terrifying confrontations on the Gold Coast last night that has police
fearing more gang violence is to come.
Police crews from as far away as Brisbane and Logan were
called in to reinforce Gold Coast officers when it was feared a massive
bikie brawl was about to erupt in the middle of a bustling Broadbeach
Witnesses said about 20 Bandido bikies, wearing their
club colours, ``stormed into'' the Aura restaurant on Surf Parade at
Broadbeach, about 8.30pm.
They reportedly told a fellow bikie who was in the
popular boutique bar to go outside.
Witnesses said once out the front `bikies started
throwing punches at each other’.
Terrified diners scattered, many heading to the safety of
nearby streets to call Triple 0.
Witnesses say at least 10 police crews swooped on the
brawl quickly and used Tasers to break it up, before blocking off the
street – the main drag through Broadbeach’s entertainment precinct.
Six men were detained with four arrested during
the violent public brawl.
Senior Sergeant Arron Ottaway said a number of those
involved in the disturbance were wearing ``matching vests''.
He said Surf Parade was closed for public safety.
But the violence didn’t end there.
Another witness said the gang members' Harley Davidson
motorcycles were all parked behind nearby Federation Park.
``Most of them just thundered away, some of them in a
black SUV were yelling, `Bandido, Bandido, Bandido' as they drove out of
Broady,'' the witness said.
``It looked like one of their members left in the back of
a detective's car.''
Soon after the Broadbeach incident, up to 50 Bandido
bikies reportedly went to Southport Police Station on Scarborough
Street in an apparent show of force to support their arrested gang
At least eight police crews rushed, using lights and
sirens, to Southport where another altercation is alleged to have
During the incident, three bikies were injured, requiring
hospital treatment, and four police officers also suffered minor
injuries but did not go to hospital.
A total of 18 people were charged with offences including
public nuisance, assault, obstruct police, assault police, disorderly on
licenced premises and an unrelated stealing matter.
It is believed most of the apprehended bikies were
released with notices to appear in court at a later date.
Police have today stepped up their presence on the
Gold Coast in fear of more looming bikie violence.