Tribal Huk head de­nies charges on ‘de­patch­ing’

Rotorua Daily Post - - Local News - Belinda Feek

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.

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