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Mar
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Decision reached in Hells Angels' legal tussle with e-store Redbubble

Ruling over Death Head logo.  

The Australian wing of infamous outlaw motorcycle gang the Hells Angels will receive “nominal” damages of just $5000 from craft and t-shirt online marketplace Redbubble after the Queensland arm of the global brand lost the bulk of an intellectual property infringement claim lodged in 2015.

Redbubble on Monday morning issued a notification to the Australian Securities Exchange that the Federal Court had “found in Redbubble’s favour and dismissed all of Hells Angels’ claims in relation to the copyright and consumer law causes of action.”

The dispute centred around the claim that Redbubble had allowed the sale of unauthorised Hells Angels’ merchandise, specifically using it’s iconic “death head” logo that features a winged skull and forms the basis of the gang’s patch for its uniform or colours.

Wed
27
Feb
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Bikie shot up to eight times on Gold Coast

A member of the Rebels motorcycle gang is in hospital after being shot multiple times at Upper Coomera.

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Sun
24
Feb
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Senior Rebels bikies among those charged over guns and drugs

Police have charged several people - including senior Rebels bikie members - after raids across the Perth metropolitan area last week.

Methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, firearms and cash was seized in the raids on Thursday, which were carried out in Scarborough, Alkimos, Edgewater, Wangara and Butler.

Gang Crime Squad detectives and the Tactical Response Group carried out the raids.

Police will allege at one address they seized more than 390 grams of methylamphetamine, two
firearms and $3385 cash.

 

One of the seized guns.

One of the seized guns.Credit:WA Police

 

Thu
14
Feb
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Rebels bikie gets 22-year sentence for 'cruel, vicious' murder of a man who intervened to protect ...

Rebels bikie gets 22-year sentence for 'cruel, vicious' murder of a man who intervened to protect his friend from a 'group of thugs' collecting drug debts

  • A bikie has been sentenced to life in prison with a 22 year non-parole period   
  • 35-year-old Mikel Higgins was found guilty by jury for the murder of Ben Gravett
  • He stabbed Mr Gravett 11 times including three wounds to the head and neck 
  • The victim tried to protect a friend from the gang who were drug-debt collectors

A bikie has been sentenced to life in prison for the 'vicious, cruel and unnecessary' murder of a man who tried to intervene during a drug-debt collection.

Sun
10
Feb
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Bandidos deny link to huge ice bust

An outlaw bikie gang with a clubhouse in Geelong has issued an extraordinary statement in which it denies any involvement in a huge international ice shipment bound for Australia.

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club says it "refute(s) any involvement whatsoever, in this or any other matter concerning ice."

US police last week seized more than $1 billion worth of the drug in containers that were about to be shipped to Australia.

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Australian Federal Police believe Mexican drug cartels are behind the shipment and have said that Australian bikie gangs are almost certainly among the potential customers.

But the Bandidos have told the Herald Sun they "shared a sigh of relief that these drugs never reached our shores."

Fri
08
Feb
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Hells Angels arrive at Hilton clubhouse as police keep watch

Members of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang are gathering at their Hilton clubhouse - along with a large contingent of police.

Rentals cars and Ubers have been dropping off men who have been both wearing and carrying their patches for the last two hours.

Police are expecting gang members to be going on a ride around lunchtime but nothing had been confirmed with the gang.

Other cars carrying ice, water bottles and beer have been backing into the gang’s Paget Street HQ.

WA Police began mobilising in the area on Friday in preparation for the club’s “national run”.

Gang crime squad officers set up roadblocks at both ends of the Paget Street and began questioning bikies as they arrived at the clubhouse, checked their licences and took their photographs.

Fri
08
Feb
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WA Police target Hells Angels in Perth on ‘national run’

WA Police are out in force to ensure bikies from the notorious Hells Angels do not cause trouble, with gang members from across Australia descending on Perth this weekend for a so-called “national run”.

About 40 eastern states members of the world’s oldest and biggest gang are expected to join locals at the club’s Hilton headquarters tonight - ironically a former police station.

Several members and ‘prospects’ – prospective members - have already turned up on motorbikes, while others have been in cars. Others are believed to be drinking at nearby pubs.

Gang crime squad officers have set up roadblocks at both ends of the street and bikies arriving at the clubhouse are being questioned, having their licences checked and their photographs taken, with police saying the intelligence-gathering plays a vital role in helping to disrupt the gang’s criminal activities.

Fri
08
Feb
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Alleged bikies arrested after man with machete shot at Logan Hyperdome

Members of the Rebels bikie gang have been arrested after a machete-wielding man was shot in the leg with a high-calibre pistol at Logan Hyperdome on Monday.

It will be alleged seven bikies from the Rebels' Logan-based chapter met with two other people in the car park at the shopping centre on Leda Drive in Loganholme about 4.30pm.

 

One of the seven alleged Logan Rebels members arrested during the Friday morning raids.

One of the seven alleged Logan Rebels members arrested during the Friday morning raids.Credit:Queensland Police Service

Police said the meeting turned sour and one of the two non-bikies pulled out a machete, which resulted in a Rebels member shooting him in the leg with a .45 calibre pistol.

Mon
28
Jan
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Arrest flags arrival of a fifth bikie gang in Canberra

The number of bikie gangs with chapters operating inside Canberra has grown to five with the arrival of the notorious European outlaw motorcycle gang, Satudarah.

The presence of the new gang had been flying under the public radar until members of ACT Policing's Taskforce Nemesis raided a house in Belconnen on Friday afternoon and arrested a 30-year-old man, identified as the president of Satudarah's new ACT chapter, and charged him with a series of violent offences.

 

Satudarah members riding in Sydney.

Satudarah members riding in Sydney.

Sun
27
Jan
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Double life of the Mongrel Mob bikie next door

In the eyes of his neighbours and family friends, Grantito Eduard Chacone probably seemed like a model citizen.

He appeared to be a good-natured, ordinary bloke. He loved his wife, volunteered at his children’s rugby and soccer games and worked hard in the mining industry to provide for his family.

But there was one “small matter” that perhaps Chacone’s associates were not aware of — he was also the national president of the notoriously violent Mongrel Mob bikie gang.

WHO ARE WA’S OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS

Chacone’s double life unravelled in August when police raided his Halls Head home and found about 380g of methylamphetamine and about $60,000 cash.

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