Last updated: February 05, 2012
Father, son in Hells Angels bikie brawl, court hears
February 06, 2012
TWO Hells Angels bikies punched, spat on and swore at police during a wild brawl on Sydney's notorious Golden Mile yesterday, a court heard.
Michael Doyle, 50, and his 23-year-old son Zeke were allegedly part of a group of 60 Hells Angels tearing a path through Kings Cross in the early hours.
However, the men denied that they were bikies and were granted bail in Parramatta Bail Court yesterday, despite the younger man allegedly threatening to take out "a contract" on officers.
Police claim the Hells Angels, some in full colours and others in supporter shirts, were being abusive and threatening as they walked as a large group along Darlinghurst Rd about 12.15am.
They had been denied entry to the Trademark Hotel and also Dream Girls strip club, having physical confrontations with security at both venues, police said.
Police attached to Strike Force Raptor, established to target bikie violence, singled out the father and son as they walked behind the men and asked them to move on, Parramatta Bail Court heard.
Police allege Zeke turned and spat on an officer, who responded with a burst of capsicum spray. Another officer then attempted to arrest Zeke and was allegedly punched in the face and chest.
As a third officer became involved, Michael allegedly jumped in and punched two officers. Zeke allegedly ripped one officer's shirt halfway down his back before being brought under control.
It is alleged that once Zeke was on the ground he threatened to "take a contract out on all you".
A police fact sheet alleged that "members of the Angels were wearing their shirts over their faces and hooded jumpers covering their faces".
Witnesses claimed they saw one member of the bikie gang flash a gun, but they were too scared to give statements, police said.
"Their mere presence and actions tonight have caused a number of members of the public to fear for their safety," the fact sheet read.
Zeke was treated at St Vincents Hospital for a cut to his forehead, allegedly suffered during his arrest.
Both men are charged with affray, assaulting police, resisting arrest and with intimidating police.
Police opposed their bail, saying the allegations were serious and the men had refused to give their personal details to officers.
However, Magistrate Peter Ashton granted bail, ordering they report to police three times a week and reside at the same Oakdale property.
The charges were adjourned to Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.