Nomads bikie boss on breach charges
THE national president of the Nomads bikie gang has been charged with breaching serious crime prevention orders, which police imposed on 10 feuding bikies in an attempt to halt a violent turf war plaguing the state's Hunter Region.
Nomads president Dylan Patrick Brittliffe was one of five Nomads as well as five Finks gang members who had their civil liberties severely restricted by the NSW Supreme Court in April this year after a judge found the safety of the public was at risk.
Brittliffe and the rest of the bikies were forbidden associating with any outlaw bikie gang member, travelling in a vehicle between 9pm and 6am and attending any premises suspected to be resided in or frequented by a gang member.
But police will allege Brittliffe met with four Nomad bikie members at the up-market seafood restaurant, Little Beach Boat House at Nelson Bay after the orders had been granted.
He was charged with two counts of contravene a non-association or place restriction order and his matter was mentioned at Maitland Local Court last week. He will next face court at the end of the month.
The nine other bikies who had their movements limited by the orders in a state first include Nomads bikies James Kenneth Quinnell, Bradley Bowtell, Blake Kevin Martin and Kane Benjamin Tamplin; and Finks members Mitchell Alexander Cole, Benjamin James Main, Andrew Robert Manners, Matthew Francis Maybury and Troy Vanderlight.
The orders state they cannot wear or display any OMCG patch or other gang merchandise, use encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp, or have more than one mobile phone and must tell police their number.
NSW Police sought the orders following a spate of public shootings involving other bikies in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle region this year.