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‘Military-grade bullets’ used in Newcastle bikie shootings: police

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At least two women have been targeted in shootings as part of a bitter and escalating turf war between rival groups of bikies in Newcastle, with police fearing it is "only a matter of time" before an innocent member of the public is injured by the "unpredictable violence".The women – one the former partner of a Nomads bikie, the other the de facto partner of a Finks member – were inside their homes in February and March this year when the houses were shot at by unknown assailants who fled into the night.
A list of shootings compiled by police, tendered to the Supreme Court in Sydney on Thursday, reveals a high-powered rifle with "military-grade" .223-calibre rounds was used in one of the shootings, at Chisholm, while a shotgun and pistol was used in the other, at Gillieston Heights.The incidents were divulged as part of a court bid to have significant restrictions placed upon the Nomads Dylan Britliffe, Blake Kevin Martin, James Kenneth Quinnell, Kane Benjamin Tamplin and Bradley Bowtell in an attempt to quell the violence.
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