Rebels motorcycle gang constitution called 'juvenile' and 'poorly written' by NT justice

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The Rebels bikie gang constitution has been made public by a Northern Territory justice, who slammed it as "juvenile, sexist" and "poorly written".

Justice Jenny Blokland sentenced sergeant-at-arms Shannon Althouse, 31 and president Andrew Summerfield, 24, on Wednesday to a collective 15 years in jail for ordering a brutal reprisal attack with hatchets and machetes on the wrong man, to which they pleaded guilty.

The attack left the unintended victim with serious injuries and psychological damage akin to post traumatic stress disorder, the court heard.

The constitution was tendered to the NT's Supreme Court in Darwin during their sentencing hearing, during which Justice Blokland said the constitution had been submitted to the court as evidence.

She said the offenders' senior membership of the Rebels gave context to the motivation of the attack, which the court heard left the unintended victim with serious injuries and psychological damage akin to post traumatic stress disorder.

The constitution was submitted to the court as part of police evidence.

"It's difficult to know what to make of such a document," Justice Blokland said.


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