Two more in court for gang bash

TWO teenagers who were part of a group that harassed and bashed a man in his 40s outside his home were brought before Gympie Magistrates Court to face one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said there was no need for prosecution to read the facts about the incident, considering she had already sent the ringleader to jail and placed another on probation. The court did hear that Scott Dennis Twomey, 19, and Jamie Farrar-Semak, 18, were part of a group that had been drinking at the Shaft Nightclub on Friday July 7.

“My clients accept they were part of a pack mentality,” duty solicitor Corey Jenkins said.

“However, they weren’t the ones throwing punches and doing damage.”

Mrs Baldwin asked if Twomey and Farrar-Semak were members of the group called LBE, which stood for Lead By Example.

They said they were not part of the group and that it started off as a school sporting group and turned into “some kind of gang”.

Farrar-Semak was placed on probation for six months and Twomey was placed on nine months probation because of his criminal history.

Gympie Times


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