A Rebels bikie and two of the gang’s “nominees” have joined their local enforcer behind bars accused of the bashing murder of former associate Clint Starkey. Photo: NSW PoliceA Rebels bikie and two of the gang’s “nominees” have joined their local enforcer behind bars accused of the bashing murder of former associate Clint Starkey.
Heavily armed police joined Strike Force Bartondale detectives in a series of Central Coast raids on Thursday before taking the three men –two aged 25 and one aged 29 –into custody.
A member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang and two associates have been arrested following investigations of Clint Starkey’s death earlier this year.
The trio –one a fully patched Rebel member –were all due to be charged with murder on Thursday night.
It followed the arrest of fellow Rebel, Adam David Symons, the sergeant-at-arms of the gang’s Peninsula chapter, on October 30.
It is alleged Mr Starkey, who was once a close associate of the Rebels, had had a falling out with members involving a woman.
Clint Starkey died two months after he suffered severe head injuries. Photo: Supplied
Mr Starkey had been picked up by a friend and driven to a service station before midnight before he was bashed and later dumped at Gosford Hospital.
He was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital and died more than two months later after never regaining consciousness.
Closed circuit television footage showsthe moments before and after the brutal attack on Mr Starkey.
The footage showsthe car carrying Mr Starkey park away from bowsers before three men approach from the shadows and near each side of the vehicle.
The video cuts out before one of the men pulls Mr Starkey from the passenger seat and the attack commences.
Detectives believe Mr Starkeywas punched and kicked for almost a minute before he was bundled into a car and dropped off at Gosford Hospital, close todeath.
The four murder accused have also joined three other men who have been charged over smaller roles in the attack.
Two men were charged on October 10 with hindering a police investigation.
Detectives believe others were called to help clean the crime scene and further arrests are expected.
The Sydney Morning Herald