Mongolian biker heavyweight Nick “The Knife” Forbes was arrested in the Northern Territory for an alleged assault at a Top End nightclub with a member of a rival gang nearly a decade ago.
The Gold Coaster, who is the presumed national chairman of the Mongolian outlaw biker gang, was arrested at Darwin Airport shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
Mr Forbes was wanted for the alleged assault involving a Hells Angel eight years ago and for failing to appear in court.
He was accompanied to Darwin by his lawyer, Michael Gatenby, who told the ABC that Mr Forbes began arranging his surrender to police last week and informed the court that he would be appearing.
Mr Gatenby said the airport arrest was ‘exaggerated’ and solely due to ‘Mr Forbes’s notoriety’.
“He made the decision to go to the Northern Territory to surrender because he wanted to start a new chapter,” Mr Gatenby said.
“The intention is to contest the accusation.”
The assault allegedly took place in a Top End bar.
It is understood that Mr Forbes has apologized to members of the public who witnessed his arrest overnight.
He will appear in Darwin Local Court later today.
It is understood that the Mongolian national race will also take place in Darwin this weekend.