Detectives from the Echo Taskforce have today arrested six people as part of their investigation into a serious assault linked to the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) in Laverton North last month.
Warrants were executed at properties in Canadian, Sunshine West, Point Cook, Williamstown and Truganina from 5.30am this morning by members of the Echo Taskforce, VIPER Taskforce and Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit.
Police also executed warrants at the Nomads clubhouses in Laverton North and Wendouree.
Six people were arrested, including:
• A 34-year-old Point Cook man, believed to be a patched member of the Nomads OMCG;
• A 29-year-old Truganina man, believed to be a vice president of the Nomads OMCG;
• A 26-year-old Canadian man, believed to be a patched member of the Nomads OMCG;
• A 24-year-old Sunshine West man, believed to a sergeant-at-arms in the Nomads OMCG;
• A 24-year-old Williamstown man; believed to be a vice president of the Nomads OMCG, and
• A 30-year-old Delacombe man.
All six are being interviewed by police and are expected to be charged with offences including intentionally cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence.
They will likely face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.
A number of items were also seized from the properties, including a large quantity of cash and drugs including cannabis and cocaine.
A 28-year-old Point Cook man was also arrested on unrelated matters and is expected to be charged with drug offences.
Today’s arrests follow an incident on Thursday 28 July where a 36-year-old Point Cook man, believed to be a former chapter president of the Nomads OMCG, was seriously assaulted outside the clubhouse on Weddel Court, Laverton North.
About 12.30pm that day, the victim was confronted by a group of men and subsequently assaulted with a number of blunt objects.
After the incident he managed to drive from the scene in his own vehicle and was later admitted to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries.