Ex-bikie to stand trial for kidnapping and extortion at gunpoint

A FORMER bikie, accused of kidnapping a man just north west of the Gold Coast, will face trial.

Harley Cranston, 24, was allegedly with a group of men who forced their way into a Jimboomba home on June 25.

Police say Cranston used a stolen police gun to rob Jake John Hodges, before taking him hostage and driving to several locations where he was assaulted and threatened into handing over money.


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The ex-Bandidos member allegedly received the police gun after it went missing from an officer’s holster during a chase the day before.

He has today been committed to stand trial on charges including kidnapping for ransom and deprivation of liberty at Beenleigh District Court on a date to be set.

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