Global News Blog: Motorcycle Gang Wars Continue

March 31, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Posted by Lauren Kuhner

Last week I bloged about the brawl between the Hells Angels and the rival bikie gang the Comancheros in the domestic terminal at Sydney Airport on the afternoon of March 22. There, Anthony Zervas, 29, was bludgeoned to death during a fight.

Now today Hells Angel Peter Zervas, 32, brother of Anthony, is believed to be the victim who was shot several times at about 11.30 p.m. (AEDT) while getting out of his vehicle.

Following the latest attack, Peter Zervas was rushed to St George Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Det. Supt Lanyon would not be drawn on whether police had information that Peter Zervas was in any danger prior to the shooting. “We obviously receive a large amount of information … certainly if the person does need protection police have the duty to provide that.”

“The police are in control of these matters, the police are certainly taking them seriously,” he said.”Obviously I’m not about to tell you these matters will stop today but certainly we treat them seriously.”

Meanwhile in Canberra, more than 300 members of the Rebels motorcycle club rode through the northern suburbs on their way to the funeral of slain bikie Richard Roberts. Roberts, and fellow gang member Gregory Carrigan were shot dead in suburban Canberra last week, adding to tensions created by Sydney’s biker war.

Police officers will be present at the funeral, but will keep their distance from mourners. The head of the police department informs civilians that everything is fine, and there is nothing to worry about.

I hope everything is under control, but I feel the police have there heads in the wrong places. How did they not think to protect the brother of the Hells Angel that was killed at the airport?

They should have used common knowledge that maybe they who ever killed this man is also out to get his family members. They could have prevented the whole accident in the first place.

Also if the police say they are getting matters under control, then why in a nice suburban neighborhood were two other Hells Angels killed? I feel the Australian police department made the statement “there is no reason to worry” just so they would not have chaos among civilians.

Why not just warn people to pay a little more attention to their surroundings until then know for sure a peace agreement is made.