From a young age they were known as ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
The four daughters of Australia’s most controversial super surgeon Charlie Teo have always been his greatest supporters.
Alex, Nicola, Katie and Sophie regularly accompany their famous father at swish charity dinners and opening events, and speak glowingly about him in promotional articles.
But while the family is accustomed to controversy over Teo’s surgical practices, they are currently bunkered down in their Sydney mansion facing a battle of a different kind.
Nicola Annabel Teo, 24, the second eldest, is facing serious criminal charges after allegedly running down Jock Ross, the former leader of the Comancheros OMCG, in her LandCruiser in Sydney’s north on Wednesday afternoon.
If convicted, Ms Teo could serve significant jail time – a far cry from the life of luxury she and her sisters have grown accustomed to in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Charlie Teo with wife Genevieve and daughters Alex, Nicola, Katie and Sophie at a gala ball for his foundation
Teo’s daughter Nicola (pictured) is facing criminal charges after allegedly running down Jock Ross, the founder of the Comancheros OMCG, north of Sydney about 3.30pm on Wednesday
Nicola Teo pictured in Bondi on Thursday, a day after the car crash for which she is facing three charges. The 24-year-old will face Windsor Local Court on October 17
Alex, Nicola, Katie and Sophie attended St Catherine’s all-girls school, where fees hit $35,000 in Year 12.
Their famous father used to find time among his busy surgical schedule to walk them to the few hundred metres from their Queens Park home to the St Catherine’s gate.
After finishing school Nicola began a dog-walking business, taking animals to Cross Park, a private estate in the Hawkesbury River region.
Alex, Teo’s oldest daughter, is a budding fashionista and has regularly appeared as a model at high-profile events such as Sydney Fashion Week.
Katie, the second youngest daughter, works as a junior interior designer at renowned Sydney firm Briony.
She graduated last year from the Whitehouse Institute of Design, whose previous top students include ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances.
Teo described his youngest daughter Sophie, 19, as being one to regularly ‘put him in his place’ despite still being a teenager.
‘My youngest Sophie is quirky and has an engineering/mechanical brain,’ Teo said in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?.
‘She is also very mature. This morning she put me in my place, and rightly so.
‘For an 18-year-old girl to teach a 60-year-old man something he should have known is pretty remarkable.’
Teo has remained silent since police charged Nicola with three driving related offences on Wednesday.
Teo’s daughters attended St Catherine’s all-girls school, where fees hit $35,000 in Year 12.The famous surgeon would often walk his girls to school from their home in the elite suburb of Queens Park
Nicola Teo is pictured with her father Charlie who is one of Australia’s best neurosurgeons
Nicola Teo’s LandCruiser allegedly struck Jock Ross’s Harley Davidson at 3.30pm in Lower MacDonald, north of Sydney, on Wednesday. Nicola has operated a dog walking business since leaving school
His daughter is said to be ‘shaken up’ after the crash which left Ross fighting for life in hospital.
Nicola’s LandCruiser ute allegedly struck Ross’s Harley Davidson at 3.30pm in Lower MacDonald, north of Sydney, on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old reportedly dialled Triple Zero immediately before Ross, 76, was flown to hospital in a coma.
Nicola, who says her father inspired her passion for animals, only recently launched her business called Eastsidedogs AU.
Police will allege she drove on the wrong side of the road for 200 metres before she crashed into Ross.
Detectives are also investigating whether she was on her mobile phone at the time of the accident, and have revealed she had a child sitting next to her in the front seat.
Ross, a grandfather-of-12, is the former ‘Supreme Commander’ of the Comancheros and best known for instigating the violent ‘Milperra Massacre’.
He was taken to Westmead Hospital in an induced coma with leg, head and internal injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition and was set to undergo surgery on Thursday.
CCTV stills have emerged of the moments before Nicola Teo allegedly hit the motorcyclist in Lower Macdonald, in the Hawkesbury region of Sydney. Picture: Nine News
Ross, a grandfather-of-12, is the former ‘Supreme Commander’ of the Comancheros and best known for instigating the violent ‘Milperra Massacre’
Charlie Teo’s daughter (pictured together) has been accused of causing a head-on crash with Comanchero bikie gang founder Jock Ross which left him fighting for his life
Pictures on her Instagram page show Nicola Teo posting with dogs alongside her cream 70-series Toyota LandCruiser ute
Miss Teo, 24, has been charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning bodily harm, not keep left of dividing line and not give particulars to police. Pictured: Nicola Teo
Nicola was taken to Windsor Police Station where she was charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning bodily harm, not keep left of dividing line and not give particulars to police.
The grievous bodily harm charge alone carries a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment.
Det Insp Orr said the charge relates to ‘not providing further details’ to police about what happened in the crash.
Jock Ross (pictured in April) founded the Comanchero gang in 1966
Senior police sources told Daily Mail Australia they believed the case was ‘open and shut’, and noted that charges had been laid within hours, rather than weeks.
Nicola was granted conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on October 17.
Daily Mail Australia understands she often takes the animals to the Hawkesbury for walks.
Pictures on her Instagram page show her posing with dogs alongside her cream 70-series Toyota LandCruiser ute.
After the crash, Miss Teo’s business posted to Instagram saying: ‘Hi all, sorry we are running a bit behind schedule.
‘Please let me know if you need your pup at home at a certain time.’
New South Wales Ambulance Inspector Andrew McAlpine described his injuries as follows: ‘The patient had suffered significant and serious injuries. He sustained lower leg, pelvic and some head injuries.
‘He wasn’t in a great way. He was treated at the scene by CareFlight doctors and intensive care paramedics and due to the seriousness of his condition he was placed into an induced coma and evacuated via helicopter to Westmead Hospital.’
Nicola Teo (pictured) attended the $25,000-a -year St Catherine’s school for girls and now owns a dog-walking business
Nicola Teo’s Toyota LandCruiser allegedly hit Jock Ross’s motorbike in Lower Macdonald, north of Sydney, at 3.30pm on Wednesday. Pictured: Nicola Teo
Daily Mail Australia understands Nicola Teo often takes the animals to the Hawkesbury, near where the crash happened. Pictured: Her car and some dogs in an Instagram photo
Hours before the crash, Miss Teo posted this photo on Instagram with the caption ‘just when you thought your day couldn’t get any brighter’
Ross, a Glasgow-born former soldier, founded the Comancheros on the New South Wales Central Coast with four other motorcycle enthusiasts on April 15, 1966.
Styled as the gang’s ‘supreme commander’, he led them into the 1984 Milperra Massacre, in which four of his men as well as two Bandidos and a 14-year-old girl died.
He took a gunshot to the head which gave him vision loss and a brain injury – but he survived.
Ross was jailed for murder in 1987 over his role instigating the massacre. He was released in 1992 after serving just five years.
Following the Milperra Massacre, Ross, who lives in Lower Macdonald, had maintained nominal control of the Comanchero for almost 20 years until a new breed of bikie arrived.
Rapid recruitment of Middle Eastern members in the late 1990s was splitting the gang.
Bikies at the scene of the Milperra Massacre outside the Viking Tavern on Father’s Day 1984
William George ‘Jock’ Ross (pictured) founded the Comanchero in New South Wales in 1966
Ross was spending much of his time in retirement on the Central Coast near Mangrove Mountain when a group of the new brigade, including Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi, who was shot dead last year, drove up to visit about 2002.
According to former detective Duncan McNab’s book Outlaw Bikers in Australia, the visitors were concerned about the gang’s leadership and told Ross they wanted to chat.
The new members of the Comanchero, young and fearless, respected only money and power and had no time for how the old guard – including their club’s founding father – wanted things run.
‘Ross was unsuspecting and outnumbered and the discussion was quick and violent,’ McNab wrote. ‘The Comancheros, led by Mick Hawi, delivered a comprehensive beating to the much older leader.
‘They left him battered and took both his club colours and his Harley-Davidson. It was the outlaw equivalent of spitting in Jock’s face.’
Ross was about 60. Hawi was barely 21. Within a year Hawi was national president and Ross’s leadership was done.
Comanchero bikie gang founder Jock Ross (pictured) is fighting for life after a motorcycle crash
The Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang was founded on principles of loyalty and respect
Comanchero Ten Commandments
1. The President is the Supreme Commander of the Comanchero.
2. Any member found guilty of cowardice will be thrown out of the Club.
3. Any member found guilty of stealing from a member of the Club itself will be thrown out of the Club.
4. Any member found guilty of screwing another member’s Real Ol’ Lady or taking advantage of a rift between them for future ‘conning up’ will be thrown out.
5. Any member found guilty of breeding dissension in the Club (ie Running down the President of the Club or Club policies in any way, shape of form – or bad s*** rumours) will be thrown out.
6. Any member found guilty of selling, distributing or using hard drugs will be thrown out.
7. Any member found guilty of using their superior ability to ‘con’ another member or nominated member out of their bikes, money or valuables will be severely dealt with.
8. Any member found guilty of not helping another member who is in genuine trouble, not bulls*** trouble, will be severely dealt with.
9. Any member found guilty of divulging Club business to anyone not a member, unless directed by the President, will be severely dealt with.
10. Any member found guilty of wearing his Colours on or around anything other than a British or American motorcycle of 500cc or more will be severely dealt with.