Second arrest following serious assault, Gold Coast

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Taskforce Maxima detectives on the Gold Coast have arrested a senior member of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) following a serious assault offence that occurred in Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise on August 21.

It is alleged the 30-year-old man and another man (aged 29), arrested on August 29 and also believed to be a Comanchero OMCG associate, were involved in the assault.

It is alleged the assault occurred after a bus driver approached the two men who had parked their car illegally in a bus zone, preventing approximately 20 international bus passengers from disembarking.

It is alleged the two men became aggressive and confrontational towards the bus driver, who was then punched in the face and fell backwards.  It is further alleged the men have then dragged the driver onto the street and kicked and punched him. It will be further alleged the 30-year-old man threaten the bus driver, as he attempted to contact police on his mobile phone.

As a result of police investigations detectives have now arrested the 30-year-old senior member of the Comanchero OMCG on a number of charges including assault occasioning bodily harm whilst in company and threats to cause detriment.

“This is another example of the violent nature of members and associates of members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.  Taskforce Maxima is committed to investigating these criminal gangs to improve the safety of the community,” Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens of Taskforce Maxima stated

“Our community is well aware that OMCG are not harmless motorcycle clubs.  OMCG are well organised criminal gangs causing harm, intimidation and disruption across the country,”  Detective Superintendent Niland of Taskforce Maxima said.

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