Three Bandido outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) associates have been charged following an investigation into an alleged aggravated break and enter on Christmas Day at Abermain.
About 3pm (Tuesday 25 December 2018), three men entered a unit in Armidale Street where they confronted a 22-year-old man.
The men aged, 21, 22 and 23 became involved in an alleged physical confrontation with the other man, continuing to assault him as they dragged him to the front of the premises.
Several other people from the unit attempted to intervene. The three men left and officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended the scene.
Following further inquiries, the three men were arrested yesterday (Thursday 27 December 2018) by Cessnock Detectives, assisted by officers from State Crime Command’s Strike Force Raptor North.
They were each charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and affray.
The men were refused bail and appeared in Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 28 December 2018). They were granted conditional bail and are due to appear in Cessnock Local Court on 10 January 2019.