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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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Prospective Hells Angels 'offered violence on barbaric scale' in Blindley Heath club attack, court hears

Seven prospective Hells Angels have been accused of carrying out a "lightning fast assault" on a rival group at the Forman Institute as part of a "turf war"

A gang of prospective Hells Angels turned an east Surrey social club into a scene of "bloody carnage" in an attack on a rival biker group, a court heard on Tuesday (June 11).

Seven members of the Vikings Motorcycle Club and their supporters, the Wargs Brotherhood, were stabbed and beaten in a "barbaric" attack on their clubhouse behind the Forman Institute in Blindley Heath on November 7 2018. Six required hospital treatment.

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Harley-Davidsons belonging to the Hells Angels stolen

The H-D Dyna (Soft-tails) were stolen from outside a hotel near Rainton

The story which has been shared widely on social media has attracted attention for the sheer brazen nature in which the bikes were taken (the Hells Angels are known for never contacting the police about such matters and prefer to employ their own kind of justice) as it would’ve been easily noticed that the bikes belonged to the Hells Angels, as both bikes wore the famous Death Head motif that is synonymous with the group.

Stuart Hack shared a post in the UK Motorcycle Theft Protest group on Facebook purporting to be from one of the group. It read:

‘STOLEN LAST NIGHT, 2 Harley Davidson Dynas.

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Police reveal they blocked Hells Angels from entering the country ‘because they posed a risk’

Officers refused entry to convicted murderers and kidnappers

Officers refused to let certain members of the Hells Angels even step foot in the country for the Euro Run this weekend.

Some of the violent criminals who were barred entry have been convicted of murder, kidnap, torture, drug supply, violent assaults and firearm offences, according to police.

They had anticipated around 3,000 members of the motorcycle club would be visiting from all over the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hells Angels in the UK.

These members were staying on the Surrey and Sussex borders for a private event at a hotel in east Surrey.

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PICTURES: Hells Angels end Euro Run in Brighton

THE HELLS Angels rode into Brighton yesterday

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The bikers descended on the city’s seafront at about 3.30pm and were met with a heavy police presence in Madeira Drive including officers on horseback.

Before the event a police statement said that 3,000 members and 700 motorbikes, mostly Harley-Davidsons, were expected to take part.

The Argus:

An officer also confirmed the police helicopter had been deployed in the area to keep an eye on proceedings and was seen hovering over the event throughout the afternoon.

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Live Hells Angels ride out and traffic updates as 3,000 bikers take to A23, M23, M25 and Sussex roads

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is celebrating its 50th UK anniversary with a huge ride out from Crawley to Brighton

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is celebrating its 50th UK anniversary with a huge ride out this afternoon (June 1).

Police are expecting anywhere from 700 up to 3,000 bikers, who have travelled from all over the world, to take to our roads.

The club's Euro Run has never been held in the UK before - the main event is being held at a hotel venue in Surrey but organisers have said it will culminate in a large scale ride out.

This will take place along the A23 from Pease Pottage to Brighton seafront between 2pm and 4.30pm.

However, it's expected that the surrounding road networks, including the M25 and M23, will also be affected as bikers make their way to and from the event.

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Thirty Four arrests connected to Hells Angels Euro Run 2019

Police across Surrey and Sussex have made a further 24 arrests bringing the total to 34 for possession of offensive weapons and drug offences, connected to Hells Angels Euro Run 2019.

Teams of officers have been using stop and search powers to look for concealed items.

On Wednesday night, Surrey Police and Sussex Police introduced an order under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, allowing stop and search of individuals within a designated area of Surrey and Sussex.

This order has been extended and will now apply until 4am on Saturday morning (June 1).

The 34 arrests have been all for offensive weapons and drugs offensives and 12 people, five Germans, three Hungarian, one Swiss, one French, one Czech and one Greek man, have been charged.

Seven appeared in court on Friday and have been given suspended prison sentences. Five more will appear in court on Saturday.

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Huge M23 police response as 'Hells Angels bikers pulled over'

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club bikers have reportedly been stopped by Sussex Police on the M23

There was queuing traffic on the M23 near Crawley because of a police incident this afternoon (May 31).

The exit slip road at junction 10 Copthorne Way on the southbound carriageway was shut by officers shortly after 5pm.

An eyewitness said earlier: "Avoid the roundabout Crawley/East Grinstead.

"Loads of police pulled over some Hells Angels motorbikes."

Highways England confirmed the slip road at junction 10 was closed due to a "police incident".

It has since reopened and delays are starting to clear.

Sussex Police has been contacted for more information.

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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.

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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.