Bikies banned from Manly after vicious assault


PUBS and clubs in Manly have joined forces to ban all bikies from their premises and to report their presence to police.

The move comes after the savage bashing of two men in Manly two weeks ago.

Manly police believe an outlaw motorcycle gang was responsible for the assault.

Strike Force Boye has been formed to investigate the assault and on Wednesday officers from Manly, the Riot Squad and Strike Force Raptor executed search warrants on five residential properties on the northern beaches and seized material evidence as part of their investigation into the bashing.

Manly local area commander Supt Dave Darcy said the vicious assault of two innocent men was intolerable.

“We’re absolutely committed to getting the offenders responsible for this vicious assault,” he said. “We'll relentlessly pursue them to put them before the courts. The licensees in Manly have agreed to a request from the police to ban all members of outlaw motor cycle groups, whether they're in colours or not, and we'll help remove them.”

The assault occurred about 8.05pm on Sunday, October 21.

The two victims were walking with family along North Steyne when a man believed to be a bikie gang member made a derogatory remark about one of the men’s wives.

When the woman’s husband told the man to behave himself, he and his friend were set upon by 12 men, who chased them, caught them, knocked them unconscious and stomped on them while they were lying on the ground.

A Cromer man, 39, and a North Narrabeen man, 34, sustained serious head injuries and were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment.