Queensland police have arrested a 25-year-old man over last September’s brawl on the Gold Coast that sparked a bikie crackdown.
Almost five months after the brawl that sparked Queensland’s controversial anti-bikie laws, police have made another arrest.
A 25-year-old Runcorn man, described as a participant in the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang, was arrested and charged with rioting overnight.
His arrest relates to the brawl at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast last September involving Bandidos and two members linked to the Finks affiliate, 66 Street Crew.
It prompted the Queensland government to crack down on bikie gangs, making it illegal for three or more members to meet in public together.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Taskforce Maxima said the latest arrest showed the police service’s relentless follow-up of the Broadbeach incident.
“We will take all opportunities to take enforcement action where the evidence allows,” Insp Smith said.
“Criminal gang members need to understand this.
“The answer for them is simple, don’t commit offences and disassociate from the gang.”
The man will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday.