Bikies may be forced to don make-up

Police have released shocking vision allegedly showing bikies violently assaulting people in a series of disturbing events, including setting one man on fire and beating another person in the street.

It comes as the West Australian government moved this week to introduce a bill in parliament to ban outlaw motorcycle gang members from wearing their patches and associating with each other in public.

The laws would give police unprecedented powers to disrupt and restrict organised crime, resulting in WA having the nation’s toughest anti-consorting regime.

In the video footage, police said a suspected bikie prospect was allegedly lured to a property after his family was threatened, then given four options — be beaten to death, “sliced up, cut up” or set on fire.

Police said the man chose to be set on fire, with the vision showing him running and rolling around as he tried to put out the flames.

Camera IconThe video shows a man on fire. Still from video supplied by WA Police Force Credit: Supplied

Another horrifying clip shows a defenceless man being repeatedly punched and kicked in the head.

The confronting compilation video also shows a pub brawl and someone being bashed in a park.

Under the bill, police would be able to issue an unlawful consorting notice, which would ban an offender from associating with others named in the notice for three years.

If there are two or more breaches, the offender faces a maximum sentence of five years behind bars.

There are 46 groups identified across Australia that will not be able to display their insignia.

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Camera IconFinks bikie @stenly_finks_ shows off some of his tattoos on social media. Instagram Credit: Supplied

Police will be able to issue a notice requiring the removal or modification of insignia, and officers will also have the power to remove or modify the insignia if the person fails to comply.

A dispersal notice scheme will further give police power to disrupt and restrict consorting between members of identified organisations in public.

It would prohibit a person from socialising with anyone named in the notice for seven days, with a breach resulting in a 12-month prison sentence and a fine of $12,000.

Police will have extra powers under the proposed new laws. Picture: Supplied by WA Police Force
Camera IconPolice will have extra powers under the proposed new laws. Supplied by WA Police Force Credit: Supplied

“These laws represent the toughest and most comprehensive reforms to fight organised crime of all Australian states and territories,” Attorney-General John Quigley said.

“Forty-six organisations, including outlaw motorcycle gangs from right across Australia, their affiliate gangs or ‘feeder clubs’ and street gangs, have been captured and explicitly named in the legislation as part of the new prohibited insignia offence.

“These organisations and their patches are designed to show affiliation with criminality and intimidate others, including law-abiding citizens in our community.

“This will cease once these laws are in place.

“With this suite of reforms, we’re unapologetically turning Western Australia into the most unappealing jurisdictions for offenders and criminal organisations to operate or expand their criminal activities.”

Mr Quigley suggested bikies with facial tattoos might even have to wear make-up to cover any insignia.

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