UPDATE @ January 23: The President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang is due to face court today after being charged over the violent assault of a man in Palm Beach.
The 45-year-old Burleigh Heads man was arrested by officers on the Gold Coast yesterday and charged with affray.
It comes after police released graphic vision of the incident on Tuesday, which shows a man allegedly being punched and kicked unconscious outside a Palm Beach hotel around midday on Saturday.
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The offender is due to appear in Southport Court this morning after being refused bail overnight.
EARLIER @ January 22: A MAN, who police allege is the President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, has been charged over the violent assault of a man in Palm Beach at the weekend.
The 45-year-old Burleigh Heads man was arrested by officers on the Gold Coast today.
He was taken to the Southport Watchhouse where he was refused bail, pending a court appearance tomorrow morning.
Police say officers were called to a pub in Palm Beach around midday on Saturday, January 19 following reports of a confrontation between a patron of the hotel and three men.
“It is alleged the victim was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched until he lost consciousness,” Qld police said.
It’s understood the 42-year-old victim and the offender were known to each other.
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Detective Inspector Glen Donaldson of the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad said it was a “cowardly assault” which occurred in a public place on a victim who “lay defenceless on the ground”.
“This level of violence has no place in our community and strengthens the unwavering commitment of Taskforce Maxima to continue our pursuit of members of outlaw motorcycle gangs involved in criminal activities,” Detective Inspector Donaldson said.
“The QPS will continue to use every legal mechanism available to dismantle and disrupt organised crime gangs operating in this State.”