Barry O'Farrell
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NSW cracks down on bikies

BIKIES will be banned from running tattoo parlours anywhere in New South Wales as part of a bold new plan to tear down the state's organised crime network.

Premier Barry O'Farrell announced on Friday  that while the exact wording of the laws needed to be refined, bikies could expect the rules to change.

He said not only would OMCG members be banned from running the parlours, but police would also be given the authority to search them without a warrant.

As of next Friday gang members will also be banned from wearing their colours or anything which identifies them as a bikie in all 58 of Kings Cross's pubs and clubs.

Mr O'Farrell said the gangs responsible for causing havoc in the city for the past month could no longer believe they were "untouchable".

"No one in NSW is above the law and we are serious about ensuring police have all the tools they need to bring a halt to the shooting spree which has hit our city," Mr O'Farrell said.

"Today I reaffirm my commitment to provide the NSW Police with the powers they need to do their job.

"Wearing your club colours does not make you some sort of superhero, impervious to the law."



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