Karratha detectives have charged a man with ties to the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang in relation to an assault at a local bar that left a 24-year-old male unconscious. Karratha Detectives arrested the 22-year-old Baldivis man on July 7 in Newman and charged him with grievous bodily harm. Police will allege at about 11.50pm on March 25, the man was at the Onyx on Sharpe restaurant in Karratha when he assaulted a 24-year-old man who was not known to him. It will be further alleged the offender punched the victim’s face, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground. The victim received serious facial injuries and underwent multiple surgeries to repair fractures and damage to his teeth. In a statement on Facebook, Karratha Detectives said the Baldivis man was a Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang prospect. He is due to appear before the Karratha Magistrates Court on August 2. The arrest comes on the back of a crack down on outlaw motorcycle gangs by the WA Police and the State Government at the urging of outgoing Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. In December the State Government introduced the toughest legislation targeting bikies in the country, which ban bikies from displaying gang insignia — including tattoos — or associating with each other in public. As part of the legislation, WA Police can issue an unlawful consorting notice on an offender prohibiting the association with other offenders named in the notice for three years.