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Before the tattoos and violence: Family of bikie boss ‘shot dead by a sniper’ share a very different side to the notorious outlaw whose death could kick off a gang war in intimate funeral slideshow

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  • Former Rebels boss Nick Martin was shot dead by a sniper on December 12
  • An intimate slideshow at the funeral showed his softer side when he was a kid 
  • He was laid to rest in a coffin covered in $100 Australian notes on Wednesday
  • A Confederate Flag was flown on his coffin, which is part of the Rebels insignia  
  • Hundreds of bikies from Rebels and other clubs followed in a lengthy procession
  • A police escort of cars and motorcycles ensured the procession went smoothly 

Long before slain bikie boss Nick Martin, 51, was a patched in member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang, he was a fresh-faced boy with a sweet smile. 

The feared gangster was shot in the back while attending the Outlaw Nitro Challenge drag racing event at the Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach, on December 12.

Western Australian investigators believe the bullet that burst through Martin’s torso was fired by a sniper in a highly-orchestrated assassination carried out in front of horrified families and children, including his own wife and step-daughter. 

On Wednesday hundreds of bikies from the Rebels and other clubs formed an extremely long motorcade to farewell Martin before he was laid to rest at Pinnaroo Cemetery in Perth’s north.

As part of the funeral service, mourners were shown intimate photographs of a time long before Martin became a tatted-up bikie. 

Long before slain bikie boss Nick Martin (pictured) was a patched in member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang, he was a fresh-faced boy with a sweet smile

Long before slain bikie boss Nick Martin (pictured) was a patched in member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang, he was a fresh-faced boy with a sweet smile

Pictured: Feared gangster Nick Martin is seen when he was a young boy

Pictured: Feared gangster Nick Martin is seen when he was a young boy

Even as a child his love of motorcycles was apparent as Martin can be seen riding in a suburban yard

Even as a child his love of motorcycles was apparent as Martin can be seen riding in a suburban yard

The striking images show the softer side of the infamous former head of the Rebels. 

But even as a child his love of motorcycles was apparent.

He can be seen siding a motorbike around a suburban yard and cheekily posing for a photo with another young child sitting on the back.

As well as photographs from his early childhood, the slideshow also included snaps of Martin as a teen and young adult. 

Pictured: Martin is seen flexing his impressive bicep while sitting on the couch as a young man

Pictured: Martin is seen flexing his impressive bicep while sitting on the couch as a young man 

The striking images show the softer side of the infamous former head of the Rebels (Martin is Pictured)

The striking images show the softer side of the infamous former head of the Rebels (Martin is Pictured)

Martin, in his younger days, is seen smiling as a young blonde woman embraces him

Martin, in his younger days, is seen smiling as a young blonde woman embraces him 

The shots reveal a clean cut young man world’s away from the leather-clad enforcer he became. 

But even after his identity was established a notorious underworld figure, the pictures show he still had a sensitive side.

Martin can be seen cuddling up to his pet dog and taking a young family member for a ride on a quad bike.

The high-flying bikie is also captured in a photograph with boxing legend Mike Tyson. 

Martin can be seen cuddling up to his pet dog in a picture that reveals his more sensitive side

Martin can be seen cuddling up to his pet dog in a picture that reveals his more sensitive side

Pictured: Martin is seen taking a young family member for a ride on a quad bike

Pictured: Martin is seen taking a young family member for a ride on a quad bike

Martin is pictured shaking hands with US boxing legend Mike Tyson (right)

Martin is pictured shaking hands with US boxing legend Mike Tyson (right)

There were incredible scenes on Wednesday as hundreds of bikies paid their final farewell to Martin.

The large group was made up of members from the Rebels and a number of other clubs. 

A massive police presence shadowed the bikies with a police marksman hanging out of a helicopter – as fears of an all out gang war grow in Western Australia.

At the front of the procession was four riders followed by a motorcycle carrying Martin’s coffin, which had Australian $100 notes printed all over it. 

The coffin-carrying motorcycle was flying the Rebels club ‘battle flag’ – a US Confederate flag with a cap-wearing skull and a one per cent patch. 

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Location: Australia
Club: Rebels MC
Source: dailymail.co.uk
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