By 9News Staff
Police will be out in force in Perth tomorrow as hundreds of bikies are expected to take to the streets to farewell slain former Rebels boss Nick Martin.A procession is planned to begin at a funeral home in Perth’s north from 10am, with the country’s most notorious bikies from multiple gangs expected to ride with Martin one last time.
At least 200 officers will be monitoring the event, with Scarborough Beach Road, the West Coast Highway and Marmion Avenue expected to be taken over by gang members as the cavalcade makes its way to Pinnaroo Cemetery.”The community don’t have anything to fear — police will outnumber everybody in the area,” Assistant Commissioner Brad Royce said.”If you have to get around town tomorrow, perhaps avoid those areas if you can.”
Under current coronavirus restrictions, there will be a 500 person cap for mourners attending the funeral, but it will be live streamed to any bikie members held back due to border restrictions.Martin was gunned down in a suspected sniper attack at a family-oriented motorsports event in Perth on December 12.A $1 million reward has been offered for information on his killer and investigators have searched several properties connected to Rebels and other bikie gangs.
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