Hells Angels: Police confirm partnership & cost - 29/01/2010Police have confirmed today that they will partner the Wanganui District Council in making an application to the Wanganui District Court to remove the gang fortifications at the Hells Angels compound in Kaikokopu Road.
They will also share any financial costs 50/50.
Mayor Michael Laws today spoke with Central Districts Regional Commander, Superintendent Russell Gibson, and both men agreed that the costs of a legal application “are to be split and are unlikely to be expensive”.
“We both employ in-house legal counsel and the new legislation is relatively precise. It is not a large sum of money involved to lodge an application. Certainly less than $5,000 in total and our cost is only half that.”
Mayor Laws said that the council’s ‘no tolerance’ policy with gangs “means that this issue will proceed sooner rather than later. The council’s lawyer will talk to Police counsel within the next week”.