Lorne James Campbell.
Lorne James Campbell. Seven Local News

Alleged bikie's bail review dismissed

THE Director of Public Prosecutions has dismissed a review of a Maroochydore magistrate's bail decision after the alleged Rebels bikie pleaded guilty.

Lorne James Campbell, 33, made headlines last week when Magistrate Bernadette Callaghan's controversial decision to release him despite the Queensland Government's tough new bikie laws came under heavy scrutiny.

He pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday to breaching his bail and was fined $300.

The operational period of his controversial bail was extended for a month, which will take him up to his next scheduled appearance on November 29.

Mr Campbell, who faces several charges relating to shots fired at a Mooloolaba tattoo parlour, fronted court last week charged with breaching bail by not residing at an agreed address.

Under new Queensland laws, bikies can be denied bail unless they convince a judge or magistrate otherwise.

Ms Callaghan released Mr Campbell on Tuesday last week, saying she was not satisfied from the evidence before her that he was a Rebels member, although it was reported that he had the keys to the gang's clubhouse at Kunda Park and drank there regularly.

The DPP indicated it no longer wished to pursue a review of the bail decision in light of the guilty plea.

Brisbane Supreme Court Justice George Fryberg dismissed the application.



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