Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Police Storm Hells Angels Clubhouse in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia (September 1, 2021) - A Hells Angels MC clubhouse in Melbourne's north has been raided again as the search continues for an Adelaide man, who police suspect has been murdered.

Police stormed the Hells Angels MC clubhouse in Thomastown but did not find a body. The raid follows police carrying out searches of the Jacksons Creek area in Diggers Rest this month to try to find the Adelaide man's remains.

According to Victoria Police, the search of the Lipton Drive club house followed new information they were given in their investigation into Mr Giakoumis' disappearance. The clubhouse is the last place where the 29-year-old, who police believe was not a patched member of the Hells Angels MC, was known to have been seen, back in the early hours of Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

Mr Giakoumis had arrived in Melbourne from Adelaide on 5 June, 2020 with two people who police believe are members of the motorcycle club. He had told his family that he was planning to do concreting work in Melbourne. Giakoumis regularly spoke with his family after he arrived in Melbourne, but he stopped contacting them on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, when he didn't board his flight home to Adelaide. 

 A task force has been established to investigate Kerry’s disappearance and suspected murder. Police believe it is likely a dispute occurred on 10 June 2020, which may be connected to members or associates of the Hells Angels MC.