Bike accused of raid on bail with $100,000 surety

A MAN with links to an outlawed motorcycle club who allegedly helped raid a Ballarat nightspot at the weekend has been granted bail with strict conditions, including a $100,000 surety.

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Anthony Martelli, 38, of Smythes Creek, was granted bail, fixed with a $100,000 surety and strict conditions, in Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge ordered Martelli not to contact or associate with members of the Finks Motorcycle Club or attend the clubhouse.

He must also report to Ballarat Police Station, live at his home in Smythes Creek, not leave Victoria, abide by a curfew between 8pm and 6am, not contact witnesses, co-accused or attend a licensed premises and must comply with all intervention orders made by the court during his bail.

“I want to make it plain to you that there must be strict compliance with every single one of these conditions,” Mr Lethbridge said.

Martelli appeared on 10 charges, including five counts each of unlawful assault and one count each of aggravated burglary, robbery, affray, intentionally causing injury and recklessly causing injury.

Co-accused Chad Salvemini, 35, of Wendouree, was refused bail because he was seen as an unacceptable risk to the community.

Salvemini has been charged with 13 offences, including five counts of unlawful assault and one count each of aggravated burglary, robbery, affray, intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, being a prohibited person possessing a firearm, possessing methamphetamine, dealing property suspected to be the proceeds of crime and possessing a drug of dependence.

It comes after co-accused Graham Hudgson was granted bail on Wednesday with a $1000 surety and strict conditions.

Martelli and Salvemini will reappear in Ballarat Magistrates Court on September 1.

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