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Portugal charges 89 Hells Angels bikers after brutal attack

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s attorney general’s office says authorities have charged 89 Hells Angels bikers with crimes including attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, extortion and drug trafficking.

In a statement Thursday, it said the accused were armed with knives and bats when bursting into a restaurant near Lisbon last year and tried to kill four people. Two of those charged are in Germany awaiting a ruling on Portugal’s extradition requests.

The incident sparked a major police investigation, with 400 detectives deployed across the country in a crackdown on the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.

The Hells Angels gang is relatively new in Portugal. Elsewhere in Europe, prosecutors in the Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have cracked down on its activities in recent times.

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No Major Incidents During Hells Angels Ride Though Province

It was a wary truce, but a gathering of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the province stayed relatively peaceful.

Staff Sergeant Steve Conohan is with RCMP Criminal Intelligence. He says a large group of Hells Angels from New Brunswick, along with Bacchus club members and supports were in the province, and have since left.

He says RCMP and RNC were watching them the entire time, and were in no way subtle about it.

He says as soon as the one-percenters arrived RCMP met with their leadership to talk about expectations, and they made their presence known every step of the way during their stay.

He says the overwhelming majority of motorcycle clubs in the province are law-abiding riders.

No Major Incidents During Hells Angels Ride Though Province

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Ontario Hells Angel pleads guilty in Nova Scotia drug case

A member of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle club from Ontario has pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in Nova Scotia.

Mark David Heickert, 50, of Orillia pleaded guilty last week in Dartmouth provincial court to three charges: conspiracy to traffic cocaine, conspiracy to possess proceeds of crime and breaching his release conditions by having contact with members of the Hells Angels or affiliated clubs.

Heickert and an Eastern Shore man – Paul Francis Monahan of Ostrea Lake - were arrested in November 2017 following a nine-month police investigation that included undercover officers.

RCMP executed search warrants at homes in Ostrea Lake and Orillia and at the Hells Angels clubhouse in Musquodoboit Harbour.

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President of Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Among Four Defendants Charged with Drug Conspiracy

(video) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The president of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Modesto and three others are under arrest for their alleged involvement in a federal drug conspiracy and drug trafficking case.

On Tuesday, several Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in serving search warrants to seven different locations throughout the county; including the Hells Angels Clubhouse on 7th and H Streets in Downtown Modesto.

“I just saw a bunch of cop cars a SWAT truck,” said Salida resident Kamron Hook, who lives near one of the raid locations.

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FBI, Modesto Police Serving Search Warrant To Hell’s Angels Clubhouse

(short news vid) --- MODESTO (CBS13) – The FBI and local law enforcement are serving a search warrant at a marked Hell’s Angels clubhouse in Modesto on Tuesday.

No exact reason for the raid has been given by authorities, but there is a large law enforcement presence at the clubhouse along the 700 block of 7th Street in Modesto.

Authorities were seen putting motorcycles into a flatbed truck.

The Modesto Police Department, Ceres Police Department and Stanislaus County Sheriff are helping in the raid.

More information to come.

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A ride with the Hell’s Angels

Unscripted and unfiltered shots from a photographer's month with the Angels

The backstory to these pictures is a perfect illustration of the magnetism of rebels to simultaneously attract and repel. Taken by Bill Ray for LIFE magazine in 1965, the photographs never saw the light of day.

Ray spent over a month with this particular Hell’s Angel Chapter, based outside Bakersfield, CA. He and writer Joe Bride had been introduced to the group by proxy, through an associate. There was no guarantee that the riders and their ‘old ladies’ would tolerate the ongoing presence of straight-laced photo journalists.

But tolerate it they did.  

The original Hell’s Angels motorcycle club had been formed in 1948 in California by veterans returning at the end of World War II. The name had been used by the P-40 Third Squadron in Burma—which in turn had been a homage to the 1930 Howard Hughes movie ‘Hell’s Angels’.

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Inside the lair of one of Australia’s most infamous outlaw bikie gangs

Take a peek inside the clubrooms of one of Australia’s most feared outlaw bikie gangs. The notorious Hells Angels have listed their former Adelaide haunt, which is set to be auctioned next month.

The clubrooms of Australia’s feared outlaw bikie gangs would be among the most exclusive properties in the country.

Usually reserved for members of the gangs, what goes on inside and what they look like is an intriguing mystery to most.

But the decision by the Hells Angels to sell one of their clubrooms in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has provided a rare glimpse inside.

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Armed Forces Day: Parade roars with pride as hundreds of bikers join services for seafront display in South Shields

The Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club worked together with sponsor Hells Angels Tyne and Wear and a coalition of 30 other clubs to stage the event in conjunction with South Tyneside Council.
 

It started with a parade of 500 bikes from Gypsies Green to Bents Park followed by a march of the Armed Forces before the Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Norman Dick and other dignitaries.

An inspection and a short service was then held on the field.

A further 200 more bikes were expected to arrive during the day through the Patriots Motorcycle Club, which brings together serving and ex-forces members.

The event also includes live music from a range of bands, including Houghton-le-Spring Pipe Band and Westoe Brass Band, a display of vintage cars, inflatables, stalls and live music.

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Hells Angels bikie found guilty of murder over fatal bashing of Mark Boyce

A Hells Angels bikie accused of ambushing and bashing a man outside his home, before leaving him unconscious on the footpath, has been found guilty of murder.

Key points:

  • Mark Boyce's life support was turned off days after he was attacked in January 2017
  • Joshua Roy Grant pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering Mr Boyce
  • After hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously found him guilty of murder

 

Mark Boyce, 36, suffered a fatal brain injury when he was beaten outside his home on Hill Street at Elizabeth South, in Adelaide's northern suburbs, in January 2017.

The prosecution alleged Joshua Roy Grant, 27, was one of three men from the Hells Angels motorcycle gang who attacked Mr Boyce before leaving him unconscious.

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Biker funeral in Montreal attended by hundreds of Hells Angels, surrounded by police

While he was involved in a bloody war between the Hells Angels and Rock Machine, André (Frisé) Sauvageau received a phone call he probably hadn’t thought possible.

It was Dec. 19, 2000, and Sauvageau, a founding member of the Rock Machine, had spent the previous six years looking over his shoulder as the two groups fought over drug-trafficking turf in Montreal. Police never identified the person on the other end of the line, but the call came from a cellphone owned by Richard (Dick) Mayrand, who was at the time one of the most powerful Hells Angels in Quebec.

During the call, Sauvageau was told that, as far as the Hells Angels were concerned, “the door (was) always open” to him. He defected to the Hells soon after and remained a member of the gang till his death May 26.

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