Bikies arrested after Blair Athol affray, South Australia

Eight participants of the Decendants Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) have today been charged with aggravated affray and criminal association.

It will be alleged that on Wednesday 3 May members of the Decedants OMCG attended a car yard at Blair Athol with weapons and became involved in an affray with other people.

Investigators from Serious and Organised Crime Branch co-ordinated searches of numerous premises in the Northern Districts, arresting the men.

Legislation makes it an offence for participants of OMCGs from Declared Criminal Organisations to be present in public in groups of three or more. The Decendants OMCG is one of the 10 Declared Criminal Organisations under the legislation.

The men charged are:

– A 46 year old from Paralowie, who was further charged with assualt and unlawful threats

– A 29 yrs old from Paralowie

– A 35 year old of Brahma Lodge

– A 63 year old from Salisbury South

– A 39 year old from Mawson Lakes

– A 65 year old from Ingle Farm

– A 28 year old from Burton

– A 62 year old from Salisbury

All men have been refused police bail and will appear Adelaide, Elizabeth and Port Adelaide Magistrates court today.

Superintendent Steve Taylor, Officer in Charge of the Serious and Organised Crime Branch said: “Police will take a zero tolerance approach to members of Declared Criminal Organisations who associate and commit violent offences in our community. The legislation has had a significant impact on OMCG members in South Australia in terms of their ability to meet, interact and plan their activities and police will continue to enforce this law and take positive action to ensure public safety is maintained.”

Anyone with information about OMCG criminal association or illegal activity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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