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Hotel owners stick up for bikies, one posts welcome sign

FAIRNESS is all one Rockhampton hotel owner is calling for on behalf of motorcyclists.

Will Cordwell, from the Ascot Hotel, has previously called for patrons not to be allowed to wear hoodies.
Will Cordwell, from the Ascot Hotel, has previously called for patrons not to be allowed to wear hoodies. Allan Reinikka

"You would never see that would you," he said.

Mr Cordwell said there were too many legal constraints against bikies to a point where police were "targeting" bikers simply because they rode motorcycles.

He said since the State Government had introduced laws stipulating hoteliers who permitted bikie gang members wearing their colours onto licensed premises could be fined up to $11,000, there had been a stigma attached to riding motorcycles.

This week a notice was found at a North Rockhampton hotel in Lakes Creek saying "bikers" (motorcycle enthusiasts) were welcome at the pub.

Norm Marsden, who owns the Marsden Tavern in Yeppoon, said he did not have any problems with bikies (gang affiliates) who entered his premises before the legislation was introduced in October last year.

 

Banned gangs

  • Bandidos
  • Black Uhlans
  • Coffin Cheaters
  • Comancheros
  • Rebels
  • Hells Angels, plus others.

Topics:  ascot hotel, bikie crackdown, bikie legislation, editors picks, will cordwell




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