News Item: Bikie bomb charges dropped
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Posted by ace
Wednesday 21 June 2006 - 23:29:07

PROSECUTORS have dropped explosives possession charges against the leader of Perth bikie gang Club Deroes.The District Court heard that it was no longer in the public interest to proceed with a trial against Club Deroes president Phillip William Rowles.

Rowles was due to face a two-day trial in the WA District Court on a charge of making or possessing explosives under suspicious circumstances, in November 2004.

But prosecutor Simon Formby told the court the state wished to discontinue the charge because it was not in the public's interest to proceed.

Recent changes to the West Australian criminal code meant the charge could be dealt with summarily, rather than as an indictment, he said.

Outside the court, Mr Formby said it was purely an administrative decision and Rowles could still face similar charges in a magistrate's court.

Rowles did not appear in court today.

The Sunday Times

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