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Mercanti bikie funeral travel a ‘monumental stuff up’: Katsambanis

Police Minister Michelle Roberts has come under fire after a former bikie was allowed to attend an interstate funeral.

Troy Mercanti isn’t allowed to associate with bikies under his strict bail conditions.

But a Perth court last month allowed the former Coffin Cheater to travel to regional New South Wales for the funeral of a Mongols member; his application wasn’t opposed by police.

Opposition Police spokesperson Peter Katsambanis says it’s not good enough for Ms Roberts to say she’ll ask questions and it’s a “monumental stuff up”.

“Many of us have missed out on funerals of loved ones,” he said.

“Many of us have missed out on really important family occasions because we’ve been asked to do the right thing, and we’ve done the right thing.

“However, a man who has proven to do the wrong thing on too many occasions, seems to have got special treatment.”

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