A Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) and two associates will appear in Gosford local court today, following investigations over the death of a man in Peats Ridge earlier this year.
Just after midnight on Thursday 6 April 2017, Clint Starkey, aged 42, presented at Gosford Hospital with serious head injuries.
He was later flown to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he remained in a critical condition until he passed away on Monday 12 June 2017.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by Brisbane Water Local Area Command, established Strike Force Bartondale to investigate the assault and circumstances surrounding Mr. Starkey’s death.
Their inquiries revealed he was assaulted at a service station at Peats Ridge, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.
In October this year, a large-scale operation was conducted involving Strike Force Bartondale investigators, officers from the Brisbane Waters Local Area Command, Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor and the Public Order Riot Squad. This resulted in a 36-year-old senior member of the Rebels being charged with the murder.
As a result of additional inquiries a further operation took place on the Central Coast today involving Homicide Detectives, Brisbane Water Detectives and the Public Order Riot Squad.
During the operation, a 29-year-old Davistown man was arrested at his home.
A short time later a 25-year-old man was arrested at Gosford police station.
Later today, a 25-year-old man from Woy Woy was arrested.
All three men were taken to Gosford Police Station where they were all charged with murder.
They were refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court today.
The arrests bring to seven the total number of arrests made as part of Strike Force Bartondale.
Investigations under Strike Force Bartondale are continuing, and further arrests are expected.