Gold Coast holidaying “Ice-cream” bikies escape charges

UPDATE: FIVE men dubbed the ‘Ice-cream bikies’ have had Queensland’s anti-association charges against them dropped in Southport Court this morning.

The Victorian men were arrested on suspicion of being members of a bikie gang, while walking down a Surfers Paradise street looking for ice-cream in January 2014.

The men were holidaying on the Gold Coast with their families at the time of the arrest.


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All five were charged under the laws introduced by the former LNP government, which made it illegal for alleged participants in a criminal organisation to publicly gather in a group larger than two people.

However in court today prosecutors could offer no evidence against the men and the case was thrown out of court.

EARLIER: FIVE men dubbed the ‘Ice-cream bikies’ are due to face Southport court today after being arrested for breaching Queensland’s tough anti-association laws.

The Victorian men were arrested on suspicion of being members of a bikie gang, while walking down a Surfers Paradise street looking for ice cream in January 2014.

The men were holidaying on the Gold Coast with their families at the time of the arrest.

All five have been charged under the laws introduced by the former LNP government, which made it illegal for alleged participants in a criminal organisation to publicly gather in a group larger than two people.

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