Sydney gang war fears prompt police to issue public bans
Police have issued gang members with orders banning them from some public places amid fears of a violent gang war in Sydney’s south-west.
A major police operation is underway after the shooting death of gangland figure Mejid Hamzy, brother of notorious criminal Bassam Hamzy.
Police are now bracing for a bloody gangland war between two Sydney families.
22 members and associates of the rival families have been issued with Public Safety Orders.
Areas of Sydney 22 people linked to Hamzy or Alameddine families are temporarily excluded from. Police applying to extend the rules for up to 5yrs, as they try to crack down on violence. Investigation into murder of Mejid Hamzy ongoing @2GB873 pic.twitter.com/3mvx2bPYSU
— Helene Lambetsos (@helenelambetsos) October 26, 2020
Detective Superintendent Rob Critchlow told Ben Fordham they will do everything they can to put a stop to the violence.
“We’ve got people dying in the streets and it’s got the stop. We’re sick of this behaviour.
“We’re going to pressure them in their homes, in the streets, in their cars, until they get the point that living the lawful life is much easier.”
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