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Alleged home-invading bikie granted bail

AAP logoAAP 25/10/2016 Ed Jackson

A man accused of participating in a violent home invasion on the Gold Coast has been granted bail despite prosecution concerns the incident is part of wider "tit-for-tat" attacks between rival bikie gangs.

Sven Kelly, 44, is facing four charges relating to a break-in at Pacific Pines in August during which a person was allegedly stabbed.

Magistrate Rod Kilner granted the alleged Nomads motorcycle gang member bail at Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday despite concerns the incident had led to another assault in October that left Kelly with a broken arm.

Mr Kilner told the court he was loathe to describe the situation as a "bikie war" but the fact Kelly hadn't filed a complaint with police about the incident that left him injured troubled him.

"It's the logical thing to do if you're beaten up to file a complaint," Mr Kilner said.

"My problem is the suggestion this is all part of tit-for-tat revenge. Attacks on one group, leading to attacks on another group. That really concerns me."

Kelly, wearing a cast on his broken left arm, said the reason he hadn't filed a complaint was because he didn't know who had attacked him.

His lawyer Campbell MacCallum said his client's injury had to be taken into account.

"Certainly my client is in no position to retaliate against anyone," Mr MacCallum told the court.

Mr MacCallum added Kelly's co-accused, Taylor Ruatara, had been granted bail on Monday despite facing similar charges.

Kelly was ordered to pay a $50,000 surety and not make contact with any members of the Nomads or prosecution witnesses as part of his bail conditions.

The matter has been adjourned until November 16.

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