A former private schoolboy who is the son of one of Australia's bikie heavyweights has been charged over the execution of a gang defector.
Haydn Forbes, 25, is one of nine alleged members of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang arrested in recent days following the violent driveway shooting on the Gold Coast in October 2020.
His father is an infamous Mongols enforcer known as Nick 'The Knife' Forbes who in 2019 was revealed as the alleged national president of the club.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Haydn was a student at the elite Chisolm Catholic College near Beenleigh in south-east Queensland until he graduated in 2011.
The group of nine men were arrested over the alleged murder of Shane Bowden, 47, who had defected from the Finks to the Mongols but was understood to have been trying to go back to his old club.
Haydn Forbes (pictured centre) has been charged over the shooting of bikie Shane Bowden
Haydn's father is notorious bikie boss Nick Forbes (pictured right) who was in 2019 revealed as the president of the Mongols OMCG
South-Eastern Police Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said the arrests were part of an effort to dismantle the so-called 'brotherhood and code-of-silence' within the club, The Courier Mail reported.
'This was a calculated and premeditated act with many people involved in varying aspects of the execution of Shane,' he said.
Detectives are also offering a $250,000 reward and possible immunity from prosecution for information on the case.
Nick Forbes has done a number of stints for violent offences - including for his role in the infamous 2006 'ballroom blitz' brawl at the Gold Coast's Royal Pines resort.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer