Tribal Huk head denies charges on ‘depatching’
Tribal Huk gang leader Jamie Pink has been granted bail after appearing on charges relating to an alleged “depatching” of one of his members.
The 47-year-old, through his counsel Roger Laybourn, entered not guilty pleas to charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participating in a criminal group with three or more unidentified Tribal Huk gang members with a shared objective of committing a serious violence offence.
The alleged attack took place on August 8 in Ngaruawahia in view of a member of the public, with the victim suffering a broken arm and leg in a “depatching” of a Tribal Huk member.
Laybourn successfully applied for bail for his client through community magistrate Ngaire Mascelle.
He is released on strict conditions including not to wear a gang patch in public, not contact the victim or witnesses and abide by a 8pm to 5am curfew.
He will reappear in the Hamilton District Court on February 21.
Pink is a staunch crusader for ridding the small Waikato town of P, while he and his gang also makes sandwiches for about 100 needy school children.