Mark Sandery after the shooting of his son.
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Former Finks bikie member Mark Sandery, outside the Magistrates
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POLICE are monitoring the activities of former
Finks bikie Mark Sandery following his release from prison.
There are fears Sandery will seek
revenge against rival Hells Angels bikies connected to the shooting of his
11-year-old son in a
home invasion at his Semaphore home in September 2011
publicly vowed to exact revenge on those responsible
for shooting his son
, stating "We'll unturn every rock and we will find
you, you f**king dogs.''
have charged Hells Angels prospect Aaron Cluse, 23, in
connection with the shooting
and are aware of the identities of the four others
allegedly involved. Cluse is in custody awaiting trial.
Several days after the shooting 14 gunshots were fired
into Cluse's Burton home and in January, 2012, the same house was the
subject of a deliberate arson attack that caused $150,000 damage.
Sandery was released from
serving a 14-month sentence
for possessing a SKS semi-automatic rifle
and 700 rounds of ammunition.
While a judge ruled there was "reasonable doubt'' he knew
the weapon was in his Semaphore home when it was raided by police, he was
convicted because the law required him to prove he did not know it was
Sandery is not subject to any parole conditions or
restrictions on his movements, but he is still the subject of a Firearms
Assistant Commissioner (Crime) Paul Dickson said police
expected Sandery will "comply with the law.''
"It's worth noting that all people with known links to
outlaw motorcycle gangs are never far away from the attention of police, as
there is a community expectation that we monitor these people in a bid to
prevent violence and criminality,'' he said.
Police are also monitoring
the activities of high-profile gang figure Vince Focarelli,
whose parole period expired last week
While Focarelli has made no
public statements concerning the gang-related murder of his son Giovanni, in
January last year, he is aware of who killed his son and shot him several
times in the same ambush at Dry Creek.
Police also fear those responsible for the failed attempt
on Focarelli's life may also make another attempt to thwart any possibility
of a revenge attack by him.
Timeline of Mark Sandery
1996: Sandery was a
ringleader in the infamous Yatala prison riots, in which four prison
officers were beaten, tied up and urinated upon and was jailed for his
December 2010: Sandery
assaults a couple in their 50s - punching the woman in the face and pushing
her husband and is later jailed for six months.
October 2011: Men break into
Sandery's Semaphore home and fire shots at the beds where his two sons are
sleeping, hitting an 11-year old boy in the leg. Makes public threats of
retribution against those responsible.
December 2011: Sandery is
charged and later convicted with possessing an SKS semi-automatic rifle and
600 rounds of ammunition at his former Semaphore home - despite being in
Melbourne at the time. Jailed for 14 months.
August, 2013: Sandery is
released from prison at the end of his firearms sentence.