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Wounded ex-Bandido says he's reformed and living with mum

Karen Matthews

May 5th, 2010

A FORMER Bandido bikie wounded in the shooting attack which killed club strongman Ross Brand on Geelong Cup Day has turned his back on the outlaw club and is home living with his mum, a court heard yesterday.

Gregory Gray, 39, suffered gunshot wounds to his arms and legs the day his bikie mate Brand was shot dead outside the Bandido clubhouse in Breakwater in 2008.

A Geelong court yesterday heard Gray, of Briody Dve, Torquay, was last September found in possession of stolen goods and a rifle and live ammunition which were not stored properly.

Michael Brugman, for Gray, said his client had since started a new life and was back living with his mum.


"When these offences were committed he was a member of a motorcycle club," Mr Brugman said.

"He has left that life behind and is now working as a painter and decorator."

The Geelong Cup Day shooting on October 22, 2008, is alleged to have involved rival gangs, the Bandidos and the Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Highton brothers Derek Bedson, 21, and John Bedson, 25, have been charged with the murder of Brand with both pleading not guilty.

A trial is expected to be held in the Melbourne Supreme Court in August.

Yesterday in the Geelong Magistrates' Court, police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Kerrie Moroney said police searched Gray's Torquay home at 7.25am on September 4 last year.

"They seized items including a plasma television, box trailer, two trail bikes and a rifle and scope," Sen-Constable Moroney said.

"All of these items were identified as having been stolen during a spate of Geelong burglaries and one in West Australia."

Magistrate Michael Coghlan told Gray he would have known the property was stolen when he took possession of it.

Gray was convicted on all counts and fined $2000.




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