Second bikie arrested over brutal assault on Surfers bus driver

A second Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member has been arrested over the assault of a bus driver in Surfers Paradise.

A senior member of the Commancheros is the latest to be picked up over the assault, which occurred on Cavill Ave on August 21.

It is alleged the 30-year-old man and another man, aged 29, arrested on August 29 and also believed to be a Commanchero OMCG associate, were involved in the assault.


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It is alleged a bus driver approached the two men, who had parked their car illegally in a bus zone, preventing approximately 20 international bus passengers from getting off his bus.

It is alleged the pair became aggressive and confrontational towards the bus driver, who was then punched in the face and fell backwards. It is further alleged the men have then dragged the driver onto the street and kicked and punched him. It will be further alleged the 30-year-old man threaten the bus driver, as he attempted to contact police on his mobile phone.

As a result of police investigations detectives have now arrested the 30-year-old senior member of the Commanchero OMCG on a number of charges including assault occasioning bodily harm whilst in company and threats to cause detriment.

“This is another example of the violent nature of members and associates of members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Taskforce Maxima is committed to investigating these criminal gangs to improve the safety of the community,” Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens of Taskforce Maxima stated

“Our community is well aware that OMCG are not harmless motorcycle clubs. OMCG are well organised criminal gangs causing harm, intimidation and disruption across the country,” Detective Superintendent Niland of Taskforce Maxima said.