Vic bikie appeal for arson attack fails

By AAP Newswire

A Comancheros-linked bikie who was behind an arson attack on a rival gang's clubhouse has had his appeal bid rejected.

Omid Said wanted less jail despite admitting the attack on the Rebels clubhouse at Dandenong South in 2016, which gutted the building and destroyed motorcycles.

The 34-year-old was part of the "Last Kings" gang which did the "dirty work" for the Comancheros, the Court of Appeal was previously told.

He claimed the seven-year-and-three-month sentence for arson was excessive.

But the Court of Appeal judges disagreed.

"This was planned and pre-meditated offending, carried out for the purpose of, at least, 'sending a message' of violence and intimidation towards gang enemies," the judges found.

They said his conduct was on the "high end" of culpability and the original sentence was stern but not excessive.

The appeal was rejected.