The Smash Masters repair centre is owned by boxing identity David Deicke, who was previously stabbed and targeted in two drive-by shootings by another bikie club, but the bashing of another man in his Collingwood business on July 21 does not appear to be related. The victim was a 29-year-old from the Docklands who required surgery to his arms and suffered serious facial injuries.
Vincent Meyer, 24, of Broadmeadows, and Hawre Sherwani, 23, of Oak Park, appeared briefly in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon.
Charge sheets allege that Mr Meyer and Mr Sherwani went to a Johnston Street business and assaulted the man, and kicked and punched him as he lay motionless on the floor.
The two men each face 10 charges, comprising three counts of intentionally causing serious injury, three of recklessly causing serious injury and single counts of affray, trespassing with the intent to assault, assault in company and assault by kicking.
They made no application for bail and were remanded in custody to return to court on October 23.
Both are linked to the Williamstown chapter of the Comancheros.
A worker at Smash Masters declined to comment on Thursday, saying only that she did not know about the incident because the centre was ‘‘a new business’’. Mr Deicke, who was believed to have been targeted by Finks members in late 2010 and early 2011, was not available for comment. In January, he opened his fifth Smash Masters business.
Police swooped on two clubhouses and residences linked to Mr Meyer and Mr Sherwani on Thursday morning.
Police with power-cutting equipment and an armoured truck broke through the motorcycle club’s fortified clubhouse entrance in South Melbourne. Raids were also carried out on the Williamstown clubhouse.
‘‘We understand the assault on him was the result of reprisals on him for trying to leave [the club],’’ Detective Superintendent Peter de Santo said.