Police crack down on bikies in Kings Cross

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Three bikie gang affiliates have been banned from pubs, clubs and restaurants in Sydney's Kings Cross for five years in an overnight police operation.

NSW Police say they arrested arrested 10 people and laid 12 charges on Sunday night as part of Operation Eris, which was established to prevent and disrupt crime and anti-social behaviour in Kings Cross, particularly in pubs and restaurants.

Three men - who police said are known affiliates of outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised criminal networks - were issued with banning orders, which prohibits them from entering any licensed premises in the Kings Cross area for five years.

Kings Cross police commander Chris Nicholson said the proactive, high-visibility operation targeted known members of criminal networks.

Operation Eris was an initiative to help ensure King Cross was safe for people to enjoy a night out without fear of anti-social behaviour and violence, he said.

"Operation Eris provides safety and reassurance to the local community, safety for patrons and licensed premises and makes it difficult for members of outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised criminal networks to be seen and do their business in Kings Cross," Supt Nicholson said on Monday.

"We will identify members .... and use available police powers to prevent them entering licensed premises and the broader precinct," he said.

Police Minister Paul Toole said it was important for residents and patrons to feel safe in the Kings Cross entertainment precinct.

"The message is simple, if you are part of a criminal organised network or you associated with one, you are not welcome here," Mr Toole said.

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