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AUSTRALIA - Arrests after bikxx nightclub brawl in Penrith

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Five men have been arrested by officers from the Gang Squad's Strike Force Raptor after investigations into a western Sydney nightclub brawl. Picture: Police Media

A BRAWL between two Sydney bikie gangs in a nightclub has resulted in the arrest of five men early today.

Police claim a fight erupted in the main bar of the club in Penrith in the early hours of Sunday September 18.

Investigations to allegedly identified those involved as members of the Rebels and Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Soon after the fight its alleged the brawl moved into the car park with a total of 20 people involved at various times.

Officers from the Gang Squad’s Strike Force Raptor arrested five people after investigations into the fight.

Four people suffered minor injuries and were taken from the scene by friends.

Half the group fled the scene on foot along Station Street, while the other half ran along Union Street.

The incident was not reported to police until the following day, with a short-term closure order sought by police and granted under the Liquor Act by Parramatta Local Court to temporarily close the nightclub.
Early today (Thursday 20 October), officers from Strike Force Raptor conducted five simultaneous search warrants at homes in Rouse Hill, Prospect, Lalor Park and Riverstone.

Four men were arrested during the raids with a fifth man arrested at Quakers Hill Police Station later in the day. Police also seized small amounts of drugs from some of the premises.

The men were each charged with affray with two men additionally charged with drug offences. They were all granted conditional bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court next month.

Further arrests are expected.

Investigators are also urging anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be supplied anonymously and dealt with in strict confidence.

Strike Force Raptor was established by the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 and is a proactive, high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and their alleged associated criminal enterprises.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/arrests-after-bikie-nightclub-brawl-in-penrith/story-e6freuy9-1226172055404

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