brawling in Canberra strip club likened to wild dogs by judge
The behaviour of bikies
caught up in a wild brawl in a Canberra strip club has been
likened to a pack of wild dogs.
Nuulua Levi, 55, and Peniamina Elia,
34, are among several people charged over the
brawl in August last year.
The two — who were members of the
Comanchero motorbike club — came to Canberra as part of the
group's 33rd memorial run.
The fight kicked off at about 3am,
involving punching, kicking each other's head, headbutting and
None of those involved would talk to
police, so charges were laid based on evidence on CCTV footage.
Magistrate Ken Cush said it was a
"Clearly, as a result of what happened
in the Capital Men's Club, there was a considerable amount of
violence," he said.
He also noted that although it was in a
strip club, and in the early hours of the morning, the venue was
open to the public.
Mr Crush added that staff, including
the women working there lawfully, were vulnerable.
He said the men took a very active role
in the brawl.
"There was plenty of opportunity for
both to disengage," he said.