Darwin Rebels outlaw bikie club president Andy Summerfield and Shannon Althouse plead guilty to ordering armed reprisal attack

THE baby-faced president and tattoo-covered sergeant-at-arms of the Darwin chapter of the Rebels bikie gang pleaded guilty on Tuesday to ordering club minions to take part in a brutal reprisal attack.

President Andy Summerfield and sergeant-at-arms Shannon Althouse pleaded guilty to ordering an attack on Tyrone Kerslake on October 5 last year, only for their underlings to mistakenly carry out the attack on Kerslake’s flatmate.

Crown Prosecutor David Morters told the Supreme Court the duo were spotted on security cameras at Bunnings and Mitchell’s Outdoors buying hatchets, machetes and balaclavas on the day of the attack.

A police raid on the pair’s house at Essington Ave, Gray, found burnt remnants of balaclavas, a bloody axe with Summerfield’s DNA on it and Rebels paraphernalia.


Rebel OMCG Sergeant-at-Arms charged with Starkey murder

A Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member, Mr Adam Symons, 36, has been charged with murder following the death of Mr Clint Starkey.
Just after midnight on Thursday, April 6, Clint Starkey, aged 42, presented at Gosford Hospital with serious head injuries.
He was later flown to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until he passed away on Monday, June 12.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by Brisbane Water Local Area Command, established Strike Force Bartondale to investigate the assault and circumstances surrounding Mr Starkey’s death.
Their inquiries revealed he was assaulted at a service station at Peats Ridge, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.


NSW bikie sergeant faces court over murder

A senior NSW Rebels bikie has appeared in court over the "particularly violent" fatal bashing of a man on the Central Coast.

The head injuries suffered by Clint Starkey, a bikie associate, during the assault at the Caltex outlet in Peats Ridge in early April were so severe he never recovered.

The 42-year-old died in Gosford Hospital two months later.

Adam Symons, a 36-year-old sergeant-at-arms of the outlaw motorcycle gang, was arrested during dawn raids across the Central Coast region on Tuesday.

He was charged with Mr Starkey's murder, and did not apply for bail when the matter was mentioned briefly in Gosford Local Court on Wednesday.

As Symons was being questioned, police released CCTV footage showing the lead-up to the brutal assault, and called on anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin described the crime as particularly violent.


Rebels bikie charged for allegedly moving cars with forklift

A SENIOR Rebels bikie has been charged by police after allegedly using a forklift to stack cars blocking the entrance to a bike storage unit.

Police claim that the senior member of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang picked up a Holden Rodeo ute and dropped it on top of a Daewoo Matiz after the owners failed to move them.

A police spokesman said that the incident happened on Friday last week after more than 50 motorcycles had participated in the Rebels’ national run in Tasmania.

After organising for the bikes to be transported by truck to a Malaga factory unit, they had asked occupants of the neighbouring unit to move the cars so that the bikes could be off-loaded.

The occupant says the two cars could not be moved because of mechanical issues and when staff returned to work on Monday morning, they discovered the vehicles had been stacked.


Rebels bikie sentenced to 34 years in jail for murder of man over rare motorbike

Rebels motorcycle club member John Richard Weston has been sentenced to 34 years in jail for murdering a man over a rare motorbike.

Weston, 37, shot and killed 29-year-old Laurie Starling outside his Gosford custom car building business in 2014.

The pair had been arguing over the ownership of a unique motorbike, which the bikies had taken from Mr Starling against his wishes.

A group of the Rebels club travelled to Mr Starling to "touch him up" when Weston shot him twice in the stomach.

In sentencing, Justice Stephen Rothman said the crime was "detestable and gravely reprehensible, if not extremely wicked".

"The level of callousness is a matter of significant concern," he said.

"The murder was essentially on a whim, without regard to societal norms."

Weston was handed a 34-year maximum sentence with a non-parole period of 25 years and six months.


Former Canberra bikie boss sues for defamation over A Current Affair story

A former Canberra bikie boss is suing the Nine Network over a story about a father who joined the outlaw motorcycle club to "protect his daughter".Documents, filed in the ACT Supreme Court by Canberra law firm Aulich Civil Law, allege the television network's A Current Affair program, and reporter Steven Marshall, maliciously sensationalised the story to make Ali Bilal appear a danger to life.

Mr Bilal was the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Club ACT president when he began to date Chloe Pattman, the daughter of Canberra father Stephen Pattman, in 2011.In response, Mr Pattman joined the gang, where he climbed the ranks and became the president of a NSW chapter.

He handed in his colours in 2014 and is currently before the ACT Supreme Court for sentence after shooting at ex-clubmates in 2015.


High ranking Rebels member has been arrested

A high-ranking member of the Rebels bikie gang has been arrested in NSW during an investigation into drug supply and extortion.

The 57-year-old was arrested at a home in Temora, in the Riverina, on Thursday morning.

NSW Police say they found amphetamines, knives, handcuffs, Rebels clothing and drug-related documents at both the house and a pub.

The man was taken to Temora Police Station to be questioned by detectives and is yet to be charged.

The operation, which involved the AFP's anti-gangs squad and Australian Border Force, previously led to more than a dozen arrests in June.


Revealed: The last movements of a bikie boss executed in his BMW

(video)--Police have released the last-known moments of senior bikie Ricky Ciano's movements, some five months after his dead body was discovered in the back seat of a car in NSW.

The body of 35-year-old Ciano was found in the back seat of a BMW on the side of a road on Valentines Day this year, near Oberon in the Central Tablelands, a day after he was reported missing by family.

On Thursday police said they had traced Mr Ciano's movements on the weekend before his death, and believe his car was parked from Sunday afternoon before the discovery of his body on the back seat the following Tuesday night.

Mr Ciano had been stopped on the Saturday for a traffic matter, and his BMW had been driven by him and others around Oberon prior to his death.


Rebels bikie sergeant-at-arms saved by police after brutal bashing from fellow gang members

STRAPPED to a chair with cable ties, bleeding profusely and fading in and out of consciousness, Rick Reynolds would likely be dead if not for the police.

Fellow bikie gang members, armed with a pickaxe, shovel, pliers, cricket bat and a gas burner for scorching off club tattoos, had ambushed the Rebels sergeant-at-arms outside a smash repair workshop, dragging him inside to finish the job.

There were three possible ­motives for the assault. One was a rumour that Reynolds (his real name has been suppressed) had been planning to leave the Rebels for a rival gang.

Another was an unsubstantiated claim that he was a police informant, based on the fact he’d repeatedly escaped jail for his crimes.


Rebels OMCG member charged with firearms and drug offences (video)

(video)--Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang member, Tyson Akosfalvi, has been charged after drugs and a pistol were allegedly seized from his car.

About 6.45pm yesterday on Wednesday September 21, highway patrol officers from the gangs squad’s Strike Force Raptor stopped a Holden Colorado ute near the corner of the Cumberland Highway and Cabramatta Road, Cabramatta.

Following a search of the ute, police allege they located and seized a semiautomatic pistol, a loaded magazine, and a substance, believed to be ‘ice’, in a hidden compartment.

The vehicle was also seized for forensic examination.

Rebels member wearing distinctive colours

Mr Akosflavi, 25, from Cabramatta was arrested and taken to Cabramatta Police Station.