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29
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Two Hells Angels arrested on M25 near services on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons

A large number of motorcyclists are headed to East Surrey

Police have arrested two Hells Angels motorcyclists on the M25 on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in public.

Sussex Police said it stopped and searched a vehicle at the side of the motorway near to Clacket Lane services on Tuesday evening (May 29).

The two arrested have travelled to the county as part of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) 'Euro Run' that is being held at an East Surrey hotel this weekend (May 30 to June 1).

Up to 3,000 bikers are expected in the county for the three-day event, with major disruption likely as the event culminates in a 700 motorcycle ride out to Brighton.

Wed
29
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Netherlands first country to ban the Hells Angels; Violence called "systemic", "common"

The Central Netherlands court in Utrecht issued a ban of the outlaw motorcycle gang Hells Angels in the Netherlands. That makes the Netherlands the first country in the world to completely ban the Hells Angels, according to broadcaster NOS. Other countries, including Germany, banned local chapters, but not the entire club. 

The motorcycle gang must cease all its activities in the country. The court agreed with the Public Prosecutor's argument that there is a culture of violence within the club and that it endangers society and the rule of law. "The worldwide Hells Angels organisation has also been banned from undertaking activities in the Netherlands," the court said in a statement.

Tue
28
May
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Hell's Angels anniversary London to Brighton trip prompts two police forces to cancel all holidays

The Hell's Angels anniversary trip from London to Brighton has prompted two police forces to cancel all of their staff’s easter holidays, as they warn that any crime will not be tolerated.

Up to 3,000 bikers are expected to ride through East Surrey for a three-day event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the infamous California based motorcycle club setting up its first branch in the UK.

The “ride out” of up to 700 motorbikes travelling from the A23 Pease Pottage to Brighton seafront on Saturday June 1 will culminate the celebration which has attracted enthusiasts from around the world.

But both Surrey Police and Sussex Police have been forced to cancel leave and rest days scheduled across the weekend amid fears of possible anti-social behaviour along the route.

Sun
26
May
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Court releases 17 Hells Angels

The 17 Hells Angels bikers detained by Portugal's criminal investigation force on Tuesday have been released their lawyers told Lusa.

According to lawyers Martins Leitão and José Carlos Cardoso, the defendants must present themselves once a month to authorities and are prohibited from contacting each other and other members linked to the Hells Angels.

They are also prohibited from participating in biker gatherings, being in spaces usually attended by bikers and leaving the country.

This case already has 87 defendants.

The police arrested these 17 members on Tuesday based on suspected criminal association and other crimes.

On that day, the police said that the men were aged between 29 and 52 and that the operation carried out is part of the same investigation into which 41 defendants are in pre-trial detention since July 2018.

Fri
24
May
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Law-abiding outlaws: Trademark protection the Hells Angels way

The US Department of Justice considers the Hells Angels to be an organised crime syndicate, yet the motorcycle club is pretty astute when it comes to staying on the right side of IP law.

The Hells Angels name generates a distinctive image in most people’s minds; typically, one of black leather, beards and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. But, despite its rebellious and sometimes violent reputation, the worldwide motorcycle club founded in California over 70 years ago, has taken a shrewd approach to its legal rights, creating the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation (HAMC) to register, protect and enforce its IP rights.

Wed
22
May
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Disruption warning and police leave cancelled as 3,000 Hells Angels bikers expected in Surrey

They will be attending the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ‘Euro Run’ at an East Surrey hotel

Up to 3,000 Hells Angels bikers are expected in East Surrey for a three-day event culminating in a 700 motorcycle ride out to Brighton.

The ride out, which is the culmination of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club's (HAMC) ‘Euro Run’, is expected to cause major disruption in East Surrey and Sussex on Saturday June 1 while police have also warned motorists to expect a large number of bikers in the area for the duration of the event.

It is the first time the three-day event, between May 30 and June 1, has been held in the UK and is being done so to mark the 50th anniversary of the HAMC in the country.

Tue
21
May
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Portugal arrests 17 Hells Angels biker gang members in raids across country

LISBON, May 21 (Reuters) - Portuguese police arrested 17 members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club on Tuesday on suspicion of organised crime activity, authorities said.

Around 150 officers, including anti-terrorism personnel, took part in raids on homes and commercial establishments across Portugal, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement.

TV channel SIC reported homes were searched in the capital Lisbon, the country's north and the Algarve in the south where thousands of bikers gather every year for an international motorcycle event.

Police confirmed 17 men belonging to the Hells Angels and aged between 29 and 52 were detained and expected to appear in court on Wednesday, charged with criminal association - which in Portugal is punishable by up to five years in jail.

Sat
18
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Cops eye Hells Angels' party

A raid on the their clubhouse earlier this week didn't appear to slow down festivities at an annual Hells Angels BBQ event in Kelowna Saturday.

Dozens of motorcycles were parked outside the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse in the city's North End Saturday, and riders showed up throughout the afternoon.

Many sported the Hells Angels “death head” logo on their jackets, while others appeared to be affiliated with various support clubs.

Photo: Nicholas Johansen
Motorcycles lined the street outside the Kelowna Hells Angels clubhouse Saturday.
 

Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, media relations officer with B.C.'s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said the gathering was the annual K-Town BBQ Cook Off, hosted by the Kelowna chapter of the Hells Angels for the past eight years.

Tue
14
May
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North Providence Hell’s Angels member pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

A member of the Hell’s Angels Rhode Island chapter is facing between five and 40 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges of trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine and being a felon in possession of a gun, according to authorities.

Douglas Leedham, a 54-year-old “full patch” member of the motorcycle club from the town of North Providence, was arrested in February after investigators searched his home, which yielded just under 40 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of cocaine, two guns, a 12 gauge shotgun, two body armor vests, 35 knives, four hatchets, a handful of batons, a set of brass knuckles, more than $6,4000 in cash, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island.

 

Officials also found “assorted items used in the packaging and distribution of drugs,” the statement said.

Tue
14
May
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Hells Angels in trademark fight with online store

The Hells Angels are fighting to restrict what a T-shirt website can sell after being awarded nominal damages following a years-long legal battle over copyright and trademark infringement.

Lawyers for the Australian arm of the bikie organisation and website Redbubble, which sells "user-submitted artwork" on items like T-shirts and coffee mugs, appeared in the Federal Court in Brisbane on Monday.

 

The judge is considering submissions in the long-running legal dispute between the Hells Angles and Redbubble.

The judge is considering submissions in the long-running legal dispute between the Hells Angles and Redbubble.Credit:Paul Rovere

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