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Tributes paid to well-known Staveley man – described as a ‘gentle giant’ – who has died

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a well-known member of the Staveley community who has died.

‘Gentle giant’ Malcolm Watkinson passed away peacefully at his home on Ringwood Avenue on April 17 after battling cancer.

The 70-year-old – who was affectionately known as ‘Crazy Horse’ – was a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club for most of his life and was renowned for driving his beloved trike.

The late Malcolm Watkinson.

The late Malcolm Watkinson. Copyright: Other 3rd Party


Caroline Cheswick, his long-term partner, said: “Malc was known for his colourful and kind, loving nature.

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Sword-Wielding Moped and Motorcycle Gang Caught Looting Gas Station on Video

Hell's Angels, this is not.

(pic and video) --- While biker groups like Hell's Angels are known for their rough-and-tough attitude, you wouldn't associate a pack of moped enthusiasts to turn to violence. That is, however, the case in Manchester, England as police have been dealing with a recent rise in vandalistic and lawless riding behavior from certain groups. Some have even been intimidating the public with weapons, leading to a heated environment within the community that came to a head in a gas station squirmish.

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Masked biker gang plotted to terrify builder with arsenal of weapons on Dartmoor

Five men lured victim to quite Dartmoor lane in bid to force him to hand over £40,000, court told

Five masked men from a biker gang planned to scare a builder with a terrifying arsenal of weapons including a blow torch after luring him to a quiet country lane.

They wanted to force the 55-year-old into paying £40,000 to his jilted girlfriend and a former employee, a court heard.

But the gang called The Outlaws failed in their plan when he ran away across fields near Tavistock.

The gang fled in a BMW and four of them were arrested on the M5 as they headed back to their homes in Derbyshire and Leicestershire after being tracked by the police helicopter.

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Hells Angels jailed for brutally battering rival gang in Home Counties turf war

Seven members of a motorcycle gang in Surrey have been put behind bars for attacking rivals during a meeting

Members of a brutal motorcycle gang have been locked up for viciously beating their rivals in a sleepy home counties village.

On November 7 last year the Vikings Motorcycle Club and their support group Wargs Brotherhood had settled down at the Forman Institute in Blindley Heath for a meeting.

Suddenly a group of 13 masked men barged into the room, wielding baseball bats, knives and other weapons, Surrey Live reported.

The thugs, who were members of the Slough chapter of the Hells Angels and its affiliate club the Red Devils, fled the scene.

In their wake they left six men stabbed and one assaulted in a scene of "bloody carnage".

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Hells Angels prospects convicted over Blindley Heath attack that put six rival bikers in hospital

The men were part of a gang of 13 that travelled from Slough to the Forman Institute in Blindley Heath, where they stabbed six members of a rival motorcycle club and left the victims' clubhouse "a scene of bloody carnage"

A gang of Hells Angels prospects have been found guilty of carrying out a "barbaric" attack on a rival motorcycle club in a village in east Surrey.

Six men were stabbed and badly beaten in an outbuilding behind the Forman Institute in Blindley Heath, which the Hells Angels turned into "a scene of bloody carnage" on November 7, 2018. A seventh man was also assaulted.

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Hells Angels involved in A30 crash between three motorbikes

The gang were spotted at the scene of the accident at Fraddon

Bikers from motorbike gang Hells Angels have been spotted at the scene of a crash on the A30.

Three bikers were reportedly involved in the collision on the A30 eastbound at Fraddon, after the A39 at Indian Queens. The incident happened at lunchtime today (Sunday, July 7).

One of them was on the floor and sustained injuries. It is suspected that one man has a broken leg.

It is not known if the Hells Angels bikers spotted at the scene were involved in the incident itself or stopped to help.

Devon and Cornwall Police’s Force Incident Manager explained the cause of the crash.

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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.