RESIDENTS of two quiet cul-de-sacs in Kingston said they might move after learning outlaw motorcycle gang members allegedly involved in a brawl that led to a siege in Swift Place on Friday night had moved into a house one street away.
The Mercury has learned the Kingston chapter of the Rebels Motorcycle Club that opened in a disused workshop in an industrial area on Browns Rd last year had closed.
But rather than leaving the family-friendly suburb, sources said the bikies moved into a five-bedroom rental property on Serre Rd.
Serre Rd resident John, who did not want to be identified, said he had no idea what was going on until yesterday.
"That explains why there were about 15 bikies out there the other night," he said.
"It's a good thing I'm selling this house and I imagine I won't be the only one."
John said people in bikie colours could be seen sitting outside the nondescript Rebels house several nights a week.
"My daughter walks past that place on the way to school every morning.
"She won't be doing that now."
Rebels state president Shaun Kelly would not comment on the matter but denied allegations that the weekend feud was the result of a drug turf war being fought between the Kingston club and non-club members in Swift Place.
"All I will say is how many Rebels were arrested?" Mr Kelly asked. "That's right - none. And what does that say?"
The Mercury understands a grudge over a woman triggered the siege between a senior member of the Rebels at Kingston and one of the two men holed up for 17 hours in the Swift Place house, until both men surrendered.
The resident of the Swift Place house was charged with the minor offence of possessing ammunition and bailed.
His friend, who said the pair locked themselves in the house after a rifle and shotgun were allegedly discharged at the property on Friday night, was released without charge.
"We saw the whole thing and it was worse than something out of a movie," a neighbour told the Mercury yesterday.
"There were special ops in the backyard and they used that robot to smash the front window," one man said.
Witnesses are being asked to contact detectives on 6bite me