Published: 20:00 AEST, 25
May 2014 |
Updated: 01:46 AEST, 26 May
A secret police dossier on worldwide
outlaw motorcycle gang, the Hells Angels, details murder, rape, assaults
on women, drugs, fraud, car bombings, drive by shootings, bashings,
standover and extortion going back years.
The file obtained by the MailOnline is
part of a 13,000-page brief of crimes and violence which police in NSW
will use as a national test case to outlaw bikie gangs around Australia
as organised crime groups.
Police list 80 violent or illegal acts
committed by a membership of just 46 Hells Angels bikies.
The case will be watched closely by
the international Hells Angels organisation, and bike gangs and law
enforcement agencies around the world.
They are criminals: Sydney police have
documented in a court application over thousands of pages of crimes
and atrocities they say the Hells Angels (right) committed going
back decades against rival gangs like the Finks and which they will
use as a national test case to outlaw bikie gangs around Australia
The chilling catalogue of atrocities
tendered in court by the NSW Commissioner of Police includes crimes
never prosecuted because the victims or witnesses were intimidated by
Hells Angels members, a practice which the document lists among the club
The submission originally filed to
the Supreme Court of NSW lists the names of the gang's full members,
prospects, or probationary members, and 'hangarounds' - would be
Hells Angels bikies, as well as strict codes of silence and
prohibit membership for 'black men, police officers (current or
former), women and informants'.
The inventory of crimes includes
gang wars between the Hells Angels and their sworn enemies, the
Finks, the Comanchero, the Nomads, the Lones Wolves and the former
Notorious gang associated with Sam Ibraham, a convicted kidnapper.
The NSW Gangs Squad which is
currently collating the dossier for the police commissioner to place
before the NSW Supreme Court for a new application say they are
prepared for a fight by Hells Angels lawyers.
Gang lawyers representing former
Hells Angels president Derek Wainohu previously mounted a challenge
in the High Court of Australia - and won - on the grounds the Crimes
(Criminal Organisations Control) Act contravened club members' human
Wainohu argued the law infringed
on his 'implied constitutional freedom of political communication
and political association'.
The full bench of the High Court
agreed and ordered the NSW Government pay the Hells Angels' costs.
Hands off my human rights: Former Hells
Angels president Derek James Wainohu (above) was the face of a High
Court challenge against the NSW Police Commissioner's attempt to
have his club deemed illegal. Wainohu argued the legislation
infringed on his 'constitutional freedom of political communication
and political association'. A new NSW Police application documenting
claims of four decades of crimes and atrocities by the Hells Angels
is being prepared
The High Court said that to
declare the Hells Angels an outlawed criminal gang, a judge 'had
to be satisfied that the members of the organisation associated
for the purposes of organising, planning, facilitating,
supporting or engaging in serious criminal activity and that the
organisation represented a risk to public safety and order'.
The dossier of crimes the police
have tendered to prove the Hells Angels are engaged in 'serious
criminal activity' starts with a 1972 murder when seven members
of the Finks gang gunned down a Hells Angels bikie as he arrived
at his clubhouse in Mascot, near Sydney Airport.
In 1989, police said a club 'hangaround',
who was hoping to become a gang prospect, was arrested in
possession of a loaded revolver and illegal drugs on a street in
the NSW coastal town of Coffs Harbour.
The application submitted by
the NSW Police Commissioner to the court listed the following
crimes it says were committed on specific dates by the Hells
Angels and other clubs:
On February 13, 1995, a
Hells Angels bikie entered the home of his ex-girlfriend armed
with a knife and assaulted, wounded and raped her. Charges were
withdrawn after the victim refused to attend court due to fears
for her safety.
On May 11, 1995 A Lone
Wolf member who later patched over to the Hells Angels, was
charged with the murder of a young man who came to the aid of
his father who was being assaulted by other bikies in a western
Sydney hotel. The charges were eventually dropped.
In 1998, Hells Angels
prospect Zeljko Mitrovic was convicted for his involvement in
the ambush and shooting at Bankstown of two men who died from
multiple gunshot wounds.
On July 13, 1998, Hells
Angel David Newham is killed in a drive-by shooting at the
clubhouse in western Sydney.
In 2000, Peter
Sidirourgos manufactured commercial quantities of
methylamphetamine from pseudoephedrine in cough and cold tablets
for the syndicate in Sydney's western suburbs.
Jailed for 35 years: Christopher
Hudson (left) shot dead solicitor Brendan Keilar (right) in
the street. He had come to the aid of his killer's
On May 23, 2001 a
prospective member along with three accomplices bashed
two men with baseball bats, causing serious head
On January 27, 2001,
prior to joining the Hells Angels, two men caused an
underage girl to become intoxicated and forced her to
perform oral sex on both of them.
They robbed her of $100
and left her in an apartment. The victim later declined to
On June 23, 2002, two
Hells Angels attempted to rape a pregnant woman.
They assaulted her on a
bed slat in a unit in south-western Sydney and demanded she
have an abortion. She was believed to have moved interstate
after the assault and no charges were laid.
The following year, one of
the men lent his car to an associate and after the vehicle
was damaged in an accident, threatened the man and his
Months later, two Hells
Angels kicked in the panels of the man's car at an
intersection, but charges were withdrawn after the
complainant said he feared reprisals.
On June 27, 2003, a
Hells Angels club member and another male assaulted a
56-year-old shopkeeper in Queanbeyan, near Canberra, with a
loaded pistol and demanded $100,000. The man declined to
make a statement for fear of retribution.
Murdered in Melbourne peak hour:
Father of three, solcitior Brendan Keilar, 43, was shot in
Melbourne's CBD by Hells Angels, Christopher Wayne Hudson,
after Mr Keilar went to the assistance of two women Hudson
was threatening. Keilar died on the street. Hudson is
serving 35 years to life
June 30, 2006, a former Hells Angels prospect threatened the
owner of a childcare centre in Sydney's south-west after his wife was
sacked from the business. He threatened to burn down the centre 'with
everyone in it'.
2007: Christopher Hudson fires at Melbourne police after a night
of drinking with Collingwood footballer Alan Didak. On June 18, drunk
and armed with a pistol, he assaults a stripper and drags his
24-year-old girlfriend Kaera Douglas on a street in central Melbourne
during morning peak hour.
When two men came to the women's aid,
Hudson wounds Dutch backpacker, Paul de Waard, shoots Douglas in the
stomach and shoots solicitor Brendan Keilar who dies in the street.
Hudson is serving 35 years jail.
A club prospect and two other men
assaulted a man on September 1, 2007,
beating him unconscious and lleaving the victim with a permanent brain
injury. After his release from prison, McLeod became a full member.
Then a Hells Angels hangaround, on
August 20, 2008 a member was involved in the kidnapping from Rose
Bay in Sydney's eastern suburbs and assault of Daniel Elahi, forcing him
to transfer $84,000 in assets. He was convicted.
June 16, 2008 members of the Notorious Outlaw Motorcycle gang
fire shots into the Hells Angels Sydney Chapter clubhouse.
IIn retaliation, on
July 15 a bomb went off
underneath the car of a Notorious enforcer, shots were fired and a
further unexploded device was found at the enforcer's home. A Hells
Angels prospect was indicated.
The following day, 40 shots were fired
into a house which had been owned by the enforcer's parents, on the NSW
The Mailonline has the full list of
named Hells Angels NSW chapter full members and prospects, the details
of 80 crimes and the club rules ascertained by Strike Force Raptor,
which was charged specifically to target the Hells Angels.
The NSW Gangs Squad said the
application to have the Hells Angels outlawed on the basis of the crimes
catalogued above in the submission would be presented to the NSW Supreme
Court at a date to be fixed.
The NSW Attorney General, Brad
Hazzard, declined to comment on the matter.