Ipswich toy run goes ahead as planned with top cop

The 17th annual Ipswich Toy Run will go ahead tomorrow as planned despite rumours it had been cancelled because Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will take part. Social media has been alive with rumours saying that the “political stunt” had caused the toy run to be cancelled. However, organiser and Ulysses Lockyer Branch secretary Ian …

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Police advise on registering your ride

Queensland Police are still developing a system to register group rides of 12 or more so innocent riders can avoid unnecessary police intervention and mistaken identity as bikies. This follows a meeting last week between motorcycle representative groups and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, Police Minister Jack Dempsey and members of Taskforce Maxima. A police spokesman …

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Police wrongly target innocent riders

Senior police experienced in dealing with criminal motorcycle members are having difficulty picking between the innocent and potentially guilty, according to a riders‘ group boss. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says Police Commissioner Ian Stewart told a group of riders‘ representatives last Thursday that innocent riders were being caught up in the …

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