Club members outside Ipswich
Courthouse on Thursday.
of an Ipswich motorcycle gang will face
trial accused of bashing a former member at
bikies Craig Thomas Gorman, 39, Gary Thomas
Williams, 50, and Mark William Genrich, 45,
are accused of attacking the man after
claiming he was an intravenous drug user.
Magistrates Court heard David Joseph Beddow,
35, was told to meet the men at the Turley
Street club on February 18 last year.
group arrived Beddow was allegedly called
“junkie scum” and accused of injecting drugs
before he was told he owed the club $1700 in
membership fees and for work done on his
evidence in court and denied using needles,
which is banned under club rules.
He told the
court he was accused of “hiding behind the
club name and colours and using the name in
vain... and going around intimidating
people”. Williams allegedly king hit Beddow.
West, 40, and Gorman allegedly went to his
home to collect his club clothes and pins
while Beddow stayed at the club house.
In the hours
that followed, Beddow alleged he was
punched, made to mop up his own blood, hit
with a sledge hammer handle and a broken
pool cue, kicked in the ribs and forced to
hold a burning note book until it blistered
his fingers.Beddow was then allegedly
released and told not to go to the cops or
the Bandidos would “kill him”, to pay $300
every Friday back to the club.
heard Williams is the president of the
Ipswich Bandidos chapter, Gorman is the
sergeant-at-arms and in charge of security,
Genrich is the secretary and West is the
Beddow said he
initially did not complain to police but
decided to become an informant after the
bikies allegedly arrived at his home with
guns. He went to a doctor a few days after
the alleged incident to get a blood test and
get pain killers for his sore ribs.
But the doctor
gave evidence that he did not record
anything in his notes about Beddow having
bruises or blisters.
Tim Meehan said there was no evidence that
Beddow had ever been assaulted and suggested
he went to police with false allegations to
get out of paying back his debt.
Williams and Genrich face charges of assault
occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of
liberty and robbery in company with
West, 40, also
faced the committal hearing, but Ms
MacCallum found there was not enough
evidence to commit him for trial on the
charges and they were dismissed.