Hells Angel bikie Josh Grant charged over bashing death of Mark

A HELLS Angels bikie has been charged and police are hunting two other gang members who they believe are responsible for the brutal bashing murder of Elizabeth South man Mark Boyce earlier this year.

Dozens of police raided six properties across Adelaide on Thursday as investigations into Mr Boyce’s murder intensified.

Andrews Farm man Josh Grant, 26, who police say is a Hells Angels member, was arrested at his home Thursday morning and later charged with murder (link is external).

He is expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday.
Mr Boyce, 36, was attacked about 100m from his home on Hill St, Elizabeth South, on January 30.

Police declared the incident a major crime after he died in hospital on February 8. Major Crime officer-in-charge Detective Superintendent Des Bray said police now believed three men were responsible for Mr Boyce’s death and all of them were Hells Angels members. Any motive for the murder remains unknown.

More than 50 police staged raids at six houses at Andrews Farm, Davoren Park, Gulf View Heights, Fairview Heights and Cherry Gardens on Thursday. Officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Branch, STAR Group, Dog Operations Unit and the Elizabeth Local Service Area were involved in the raids.
“This investigation has been a challenging, lengthy and resource-intensive inquiry,” Det-Supt Bray said.

SAPOL investigators at an Andrews Farm property after arresting Josh Grant over the death of Mark Boyce. Picture: AAP/Roy Vandervegt

Police arrested Josh Grant at this home Andrews Farm. Picture: Roy Van Der Vegt

Mark Boyce, 36, died in hospital on February 8 after a brutal bashing in Elizabeth South. Picture: SAPOL

“We located evidence which we believe will assist in the investigation.
“While one man has been charged, there remains a significant amount of work to be done by detectives to build a brief of evidence against the other offenders who took part in the attack.
“Investigators are also looking at the role of some other people who were present in the immediate area at the time of the incident, but did not directly participate in the assault.”

Detectives left the Andrews Farm property just before 10.15am carrying evidence bags and a laptop.
Police are still searching for a Toyota RAV4 and a Toyota Echo that are linked to the incident.

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