Notorious bikie boss Toby Mitchell’s final moments before he was kicked out of the Mongols in coup that shocked the underworld – and how he thought it was April Fool’s PRANK until they removed his tattoos
- Toby Mitchell has been sensationally dumped as leader of Mongols bikie gang
- Replaced by Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes as new national president of the Mongols
- Mitchell, 47, thought his removal from Mongols was an April Fool’s prank initially
Notorious bikie boss Toby Mitchell thought he was the victim of an April Fool’s prank when he was booted from his own infamous Mongols gang – until he was ordered to remove his club tattoos.
In a move which has stunned Victoria’s criminal underworld, Mitchell – who is Victoria’s highest-profile bikie – was summoned to a meeting on April 1 at the Port Melbourne clubhouse.
But he wasn’t laughing when he realised his gang had been taken over in a spectacular coup – and he’d been kicked out.
The next morning – in line with strict bikie tradition – he had his gang tattoos removed at the the City of Ink parlour in South Melbourne.
Notorious bikie boss Toby Mitchell, 47, thought he was the victim of an April Fool’s prank when booted from the infamous Mongols gang – until he was ordered to remove his club tattoos
Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes (pictured) is the new Mongols national president, with Phillip Main his sergeant-at-arms following the coup against Toby Mitchell earlier this month
Bikie gang rules in Australia see ex-members forced to permanently erase their club tattoos – or face potentially fatal consequences.
Why Mitchell was kicked out of the Mongols remains unknown, with some pointing to his links with one particular Melbourne crime identity as well as his perceived high profile.
Mitchell has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, and he regularly updates his social media account with photos of gym workouts, luxury cars and encounters with celebrities, including retired boxer Anthony Mundine and AFL legend Sam Newman.
Earlier this month, Mitchell complained to a court judge his outlaw life is so difficult at times that police push to prosecute him if he ‘jaywalks’.
Mitchell was jailed last December for two months following his involvement in a fight in Echuca, in northern Victoria, which he blamed on PTSD.
It was also recently was suggested the 47-year-old has ‘grown tired’ of the bikie lifestyle after years of public brawls, arrests and stints behind bars.
Also a former member of the Bandidos, Mitchell’s next move will interest many.
Mitchell (pictured with model Tammy Hembrow) has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, and regularly updates his social media account with photos of gym workouts, luxury cars and encounters with celebrities
According to the Herald Sun, Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes is the new Mongols national president, with Phillip Main his sergeant-at-arms following the coup.
The new leadership comes as a number of Victorian based Mongols have been brutally murdered the past few years.
In 2019, Rocco Curra was fortunate to survive a shooting, and a few months later fruiterer Paul Virgona was gunned down.
Mongols Josh Rider and Aaron Ong were later charged with Virgona’s murder and in 2020, another Mongols member, Shane Bowden, was executed on the Gold Coast.
The feared gang have also recruited a number of members who once were linked to the Bandidos, notably one time national president Jason Addison.