Two men have been charged over an alleged violent bashing spree during a night out in Burleigh Heads last month.
A 30-year-old man from Palm Beach, who police say is an associate of the Nomads OMCG, was arrested yesterday after Detectives from the Organised Crime Gangs Group raided a home on Norris Street.
A 31-year-old man from Mudgeeraba, who is a member of the Nomads OMCG, was also arrested following the execution of a search warrant at home on Ninnes Ct.
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Police allege the pair were involved in a series of violent assaults that occurred on July 3 between 11.00pm and 11.30pm near a Burleigh Heads licensed premises
“Investigations to date have led detectives to identify seven assault incidents on July 3 allegedly involving the men,” Queensland Police said.
“Detectives will allege the men assaulted a woman inside a Burleigh Heads licensed premises before leaving and punching several people outside the venue on the Gold Coast Highway.
It’s understood the men were not known to the victims.
“Through a range of capabilities including ongoing patrols and intelligence gathering, police are continuing to take a zero-tolerance approach against the violence and criminality of outlaw motorcycle gangs,” Detective Acting Superintendent Craig McGrath said following the arrests.
“OMCGs are not welcome on the Gold Coast or anywhere in Queensland and as these arrests show, police will act swiftly to detect, disrupt and investigate crimes and prosecute offenders who cause harm to our community”.
The men have been charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm and affray and four counts of assault.
They were due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Police are continuing to investigate if there were more incidents and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assaults near the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh Heads to come forward.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.