NON-ASSOCIATION: Dylan Patrick Brittliffe leaves the NSW Supreme Court after giving evidence into the Serious Crime Prevention Orders in March. He is charged with breaching a non-association by meeting up with two Nomads. THE NATIONAL president of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang –one of 10 bikies currently subject to severe restrictions imposed to put a stop to the Hunter’s violent bikie “civil war” – is accused of breaching non-association orders by meeting two fellow high-ranking Nomadsat an up-market Nelson Bay seafood restaurant.
Dylan Patrick Brittliffe, 33, who police say is the National President of the Nomads, represented himself when he appeared in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday.
Mr Brittliffe is one of 10 bikies –five Nomads and five Finks –who were hit with Serious Crime Prevention Orders in the NSW Supreme Court on April 27.
Police applied and were granted the orders –the first of their kind in NSW –in the midst of a series of tit-for-tat shootings and fire-bombingstargeting Hunter homes earlier this year, including one incident where a man was shot in the leg.
Mr Brittliffehas pleaded not guilty to two counts ofcontravene non-association orplace restriction orders in relation to allegations he met up with fellow high-ranking Nomads members, James Kenneth Quinnell and Kane Benjamin Tamplin, atLittle Beach Boat House at Nelson Baybetween 4.03pm and 8.16pm on April 14 this year.
In an affidavit as part of his opposition to the Serious Crime Prevention Orders, Mr Brittliffe acknowledged he was subject to a non-association order with“three of the defendants”, but said he had been“complying with that order and have done so for the last several months”.
The matter was adjourned until January 25 for a 90-minute hearing and for Mr Brittliffe to get legal representation.Both Mr Quinnell and Mr Tamplin are also subject to a 12-month Serious Crime Prevention Order.
But the allegations against Mr Brittliffe pre-date the making of the orders in the Supreme Court and are unrelated.
And, perhaps unusually, detectives attached to Strike Force Raptor North waited until July this year to charge Mr Brittliffe with the two offences.
The three Nomads members, as well as Blake Kevin Martin andBradley Bowtell, and five members of the Hunter Finks chapter,Mitchell Alexander Cole, Benjamin James Main, Andrew Robert Manners, Matthew Francis Maybury and Troy Vanderlight, are currently subject to the orders, which banthem from associating, attending licensed premises or travelling in vehicles at night.
The Finks matter has been listed again in the NSW Supreme Court on October 26 as part of an application to vary the conditions imposed against Mr Vanderlight.
Mr Brittliffe will appear in Newcastle Local Court later this month charged with knowingly direct the activities of a criminal group.