Hundreds roar in to pay respects to Crayford legend Ollie Jennings

(several pics)--Hundreds of mourners including motorcycle club members from around the world turned out to say farewell to much-loved biker Ollie Jennings.

Crayford came to a standstill on Friday as a cavalcade of bikers accompanied Mr Jennings’ hearse through the town for “Ollie’s Last Ride”.

It went from the Duke’s Head to a service at Kemnal Park, Chislehurst, and back for a burial service at St Paulinus Church.

Mr Jennings died aged 25 in a crash on the A228 Peninsula Way, near Hoo, last month, leaving family and friends devastated.

But his funeral was testament to his popularity in Crayford and further afield, with motorbike clubs travelling from as far as Australia to pay their respects.


Bandidos leader gets 45 years in prison for murder at Fort Worth bar


The leader of the Fort Worth Bandidos was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for the murder a rival motorcycle gang member.

According to prosecutors, Howard Baker, the 62-year-old president of the Fort Worth chapter of the Bandidos, directed and participated in the Dec. 12, 2014, slaying of Geoffrey Brady at Gator’s Jam Inn, a Riverside-area bar that closed about a month after the shooting, according to testimony. Two other men were wounded.

A witness testified that when the Bandidos stormed the bar, the “shooting started” and 911 calls shared similar details.


One man told the 911 call taker that they needed to send ambulances — quickly.


“Several recent violent encounters between Hells Angels and Mongols” cited in fatal gas station shooting

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officials are continuing to investigate what they are calling a gang-related, double shooting at a gas station that left one motorcyclist dead, Sunday evening, May 21.

The shooting, that resulted in the death of 31-year-old, Orange resident, James Duty, happened at a Shell gas station at 3502 Adams Street, near the 91 Freeway, in Riverside.

In a recent social media update to their ongoing investigation into the deadly shooting, Riverside police officials cited “several recent violent encounters between Hells Angels and Mongols members in Riverside and Orange Counties,” as one of the factors in the fatal incident.


Bandido loses prison appeal

A member of the Bandidos motorcycle gang who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a man and dumping his body in East Keilor has had his appeal against the severity of his sentence refused in the Supreme Court.

Luke Maybus was sentenced in March 2016 for the manslaughter of Michael Strike at the Bandidos’ Brunswick clubhouse in May, 2014. Two other co-accused have been sentenced for their roles in the death.

They did not appeal.

The court heard that on May 24, 2014, Mr Strike attended the Brunswick clubhouse and got into an argument with John Walker. During the argument Walker and Maybus pulled Mr Strike into the clubhouse.

Maybus, Walker and a third man then fatally assaulted Mr Strike, initially with their fists and then with a metal bar. The court heard the assault lasted several minutes.


RIVERSIDE: Vehicle description released in motorcycle gang shooting

RIVERSIDE – Police today released a description of a vehicle they believe is connected to a fatal shooting at a Riverside gas station in May, and sought the public’s help in locating the suspect.

The shooting happened at 10:28 p.m. on May 21 at a Shell gas station located at 3502 Adams St., Riverside police said.

There, officers found five members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang near the pumps. One of the members, James Duty, 31, was shot multiple times and later died at Riverside Community Hospital, according to Officer Ryan Railsback.

Another member was shot in the helmet he was wearing but was unscathed.

Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video from surrounding businesses that showed the suspect vehicle, which they described as a silver four-door sedan with black rims. Police believe the car to be a 2012 to 2014 Nissan Versa or Chevy Cruze.


Leader of Texas biker gang the Bandidos is found guilty of ordering the ambush and murder of rival Ghost Riders member at a dive bar

  • Howard Baker, 62, was found guilty of murder and engaging in organized crime
  • Baker is said to be the president of Bandidos, a Texas biker gang 
  • He was accused of ordering the murder of Ghost Rider member Geoffrey Brady 
  • The Bandidos allegedly ambushed Brady, killing him in front of his wife in 2014 

The alleged leader of a motorcycle gang has been found guilty of murder and engaging in organized crime, among other charges. 

On Friday, a Fort Worth, Texas jury found Howard Baker, 62, the supposed leader of the Bandidos motorcycle club, guilty of murder in the December 2014 death of Geoffrey Brady, 41, a member of rival bike club, Ghost Riders.    

Baker was found guilty of murder, aggravated assault, engaging in organized crime and directing a street gang.


U.S. attorney: Two biker gang members among those arrested on federal drug charges

CONCORD - Two motorcycle gang members are among four men arrested on federal drug trafficking charges, Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday.

According to federal criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court on Friday:

Alleged Hells Angel Motorcycle Club member James Cunningham, 60, of Laconia, is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Alleged Milford & Company Motorcycle Club President Harry Bolton, 63, of Weare, is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.

Kenneth Bailey, 52, of Weare is charged with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Timothy Raxter, 52, of Tilton is charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.


Police have arrested a second man over the shooting of a suspected Mongols bikie member in St Clair

A SECOND man has been charged over the shooting of a suspected outlaw bikie in Adelaide’s west in February.

On Friday, Crime Gangs Task Force officers arrested a 26-year-old man, who is a suspected associate of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang — the second man charged over the St Clair shooting.

The Northgate man was charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass, aggravated robbery and discharging a firearm.

The charges arise from an investigation into a shooting which occurred at St Clair on February 19, where a 24-year-old man — a suspected Mongols member — received a gunshot wound to the leg.

The arrested man was expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon.

It comes after police arrested a 26-year-old Ferryden Park man — also a suspected Hells Angels associate — over the shooting on June 2.


Witness: When Bandidos stormed the bar, ‘the shooting started’


What started as an ordinary and quiet night at the Gator’s Jam Inn changed the minute members of the Bandidos motorcycle club stormed the bar, a witness testified Tuesday.

“Then the shooting started,” said Ellen Dockery, a bartender at Gator’s.

She was looking in the mirror facing the cash register when more than 20 people — identified as Bandidos by the color of their patches — started pouring in from the front and rear doors.

“Scotty (the head bartender) started screaming at me to get down,” Dockery said. “And then he called 911.”

Other 911 callers shared similar desperate pleas.

One man told the 911 call talker that they needed to send ambulances — quickly.

“There’s been 15 shots so far and they’re still shooting,” according to another 911 call.


'Accountant has fallen on his sword': Bikie walks away without conviction

The president of the Hells Angels, touted as a major scalp in a tax crackdown on bikie gangs, has escaped without a conviction after his accountant took the blame for tax irregularities.

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