Bandidos not in Timaru

18:48, Jan 28 2014
Bandidos
GANG-HO: The Bandidos have patched over Christchurch gang Rock Machine to form a new probationary chapter, but there's no sign of them in Timaru.

Members of the notorious gang the Bandidos have been seen in Christchurch and Invercargill, but Timaru police have seen no action here.

"Patch overs" in Christchurch and Invercargill involve members from other gangs aligning themselves with the Bandidos.

University of Canterbury gang expert and lecturer Dr Jarrod Gilberts said the patch overs would mean the group was more likely to survive because the "Bandido nation" would lend the local chapter support.

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