HA associate trial delayed

Trial for Kelowna Hells Angels associate delayed until September

The trial for a “known associate” of the Hells Angels has been delayed more than eight months, after he switched lawyers.

Colin Bayley, 30, was charged last spring with aggravated assault, stemming from an incident in downtown Kelowna on May 6 that put a 41-year-old man in the hospital.

The Kelowna RCMP executed a search warrant at the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse in the city's North End as part of their investigation into Bayley on May 15, and he was arrested a few hours later.

While his trial was originally scheduled to begin this week, it has been moved to September. Bayley remains out of custody on bail as he awaits his trial.

The Kelowna Hells Angels' clubhouse was searched as part of the investigation into Colin Bayley.
Following his initial release on bail last May, he was arrested again in August for breaching his bail conditions, after he moved to a new residence without getting prior court approval.

After he pleaded guilty in September to four counts of breaching his bail conditions, and was sentenced to one day of jail for each count, he was once again released on bail.

He remains under a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., monitored by an electronic bracelet. While the circumstances of Bayley's aggravated assault charge are unclear, he's been barred from having any contact with any employee of Doc Whilloughby's Pub, and from being anywhere on the 300 block of Bernard Avenue.

He's also been barred from wearing any Hells Angels clothing, or associating with anyone wearing Hells Angels clothing, along with attending the Hells Angels clubhouse.

At the time of the alleged aggravated assault in May, Bayley had just completed a 12-month probation period three weeks prior, for an assault he had committed in Kelowna back in January 2017.

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