Lucy Quaggin and Pip Christmass
WA Police have engaged international law enforcement agencies as the hunt for the killer of Rebels bikie boss Nick Martin continues.
“I can’t go into agencies but it is fair to say that WA Police have engaged international partners,” Assistant Commissioner Brad Royce said on Thursday.
According to The West Australian, the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is among these agencies.
INTERPOL “manage 18 police databases with information on crimes and criminals (from names and fingerprints to stolen passports), accessible in real-time to countries”, according to the agency’s website.
Martin was shot dead at Kwinana Motorplex in Perth on Saturday night in front of hundreds of fellow spectators. It’s believed he was shot by a sniper.
He received a single gunshot wound to the torso at around 8.40pm.
It’s believed a gunshot fired from a distance killed the bikie and injured others, including a five-year-old boy.
The boy was treated for minor injuries while another bikie, 31-year-old Ricky Chapman, was seriously wounded.
Police fear the shooting could escalate tensions between rival motorcycle gangs.
The government is offering a huge reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting.
“The offering of this reward is a measure of how seriously the government takes this matter and I urge anyone who knows anything, to disregard manufactured codes of silence designed to protect the guilty,” a statement from WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts said.
“Because by speaking the truth, they will make our community a safer place.”