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Fyshwick fire overnight may be bikie gang-related: police

By Charlotte Harper - 19 January 2017 1

Taskforce Nemesis. Photo: ACT Policing

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire at a building in Fyshwick which occurred during the early hours of this morning and which it believes to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang-related.

About 12.15am, ACT Policing attended a report of a fire at a building in Isa Street, Fyshwick. The building was alight and ACT Fire and Rescue were in attendance. Police blocked a section of Isa Street in both directions as a standard safety measure.

ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the blaze and the scene was handed over to police for investigation.

ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is investigating the fire. The investigators will canvass the area for CCTV and are appealing to the public for any information that could assist, particularly from witnesses who saw or heard something suspicious near Isa Street around 12am this morning.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6060766. Information can be provided anonymously.

The road blocks on Isa Street will remain in place throughout this morning.

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MERC600 3:48 pm
19 Jan 17
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According to a Sydney paper bikie gangs have declared Canberra a “free for all” zone because of its lack of consorting laws.

Even a feared Dutch gang called Satudarah is among a number of bikie gangs who have been given legal advice that the ACT would be easier to operate out of rather than elsewhere where tough anti-bikie laws are in place.

Leaves us here in the ACT with a warm jolly feeling ..hey.

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