A notorious bikie who brutally bashed former Rebels boss Nick Martin just weeks before his assassination has been fined $800 over the attack.
Scores of heavily armed police were stationed inside and outside Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday as Hells Angels sergeant-at-arms Dayne Brajkovich fronted up.
The atmosphere inside the court was extremely tense as Brajkovich pleaded guilty to bashing a rival gang member just weeks before he was publicly executed.
Brajkovich kept to the criminal code of silence as he left court with an $800 fine.
The only word he uttered publicly was “guilty” as he confessed to bashing Martin at a crowded Scarborough bar last month.
Martin died after being shot at Perth Motorplex by an unknown assailant on Saturday night.
Police believe the gangland-style hit could have been carried out by a sniper, shooting into a crowd of thousands from approximately 300 metres away.
Bikie associate Ricky Chapman, and a little five-year-old boy, were also injured by the bullet that struck and killed Martin.
On Friday the court heard that Martin approached Brajkovich, a former Muay Thai fighter, at The Sandbar in the middle of the afternoon on November 25.
Witnesses saw the senior figures from rival gangs shake hands – then exchange words.
The brawl that followed was short but brutal.
For one minute, Brajkovich rained down blows on Martin as the pair knocked over tables and “frightened” patrons.
Brajkovich has not revealed to police exactly what they were fighting about.
But with gang tensions running high, there are fears of an all-out bikie war on the streets of Perth.
The court heard Brajkovich has enrolled in anger management sessions and that he recognised the fight should never have taken place.
The hunt for Martin’s killer continues, with the WA government offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his death.