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Biker suffered 'ferocious' attack after refusing to join Hells Angels because he was too old, jury told

A biker was partially blinded by a gang of Hells Angels after he refused to join their UK chapter saying he was "too old", a court heard.

Christopher Harrison, 53, was left unconscious in a pool of blood when Angels leader Matthew Barnes, 46, and other gang members allegedly targeted his eyes to stop him identifying them after the attack.

He suffered from two ruptured eyeballs and told how the blows were 'raining in' on him after an argument with Mr Barnes' co-defendant Oliver Wilkinson, 49, at the Carlisle Pub in Hastings.

Around 200 people had gathered at the biker pub to watch punk band named '90% Proof' play, with around 20 Hells Angels attending, a court heard.

With the music blaring, Mr Wilkinson took Mr Harrison, nicknamed "Swaggers", outside into the picnic area of the pub for a chat.

The pair had once been friends, but had fallen out over the death of a fellow biker called "Papa Smurf" several years earlier.

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Despite recent arrests, clubhouse closing, resurgent London chapter defying Hells Angels’ dominance

London’s Outlaws motorcycle club hasn’t disappeared, it’s moved.

And it’s backed now by a new puppet club called the Filthy 15, police confirm.

With the recent arrests of four members and the closing of a clubhouse only months after opening, it appeared the Outlaws’ resurgence — in a city supposedly dominated by the Hells Angels —was short-lived.

But what sources say is a new and bigger clubhouse has opened up, with about 15 full patch members, and half as many Filthy 15 puppet club members.

Meanwhile, what may be early tensions between the Outlaws and Hells Angels have spilled into the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, the provincial jail in London, sources say.

Outlaws leader Ryan Mark Daigneault, 41, was charged with counselling to commit murder in October and was being held at EMDC. One source at EMDC says there’s a price on Daigneault’s head, and there was an attempted assault on him in the jail.

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Bikers travel from around the world to pay tribute to Sunderland Hells Angel Kenny Greener

Bikers from around the world came out in force to pay tribute to a ‘legendary’ Sunderland dad.

Kenny Greener, 59, of Hylton Castle, passed away suddenly last month.

The dad-of-three had been a member of international biking group Hells Angels for 21 years, earning respect among the biking country across the world.

Hundreds of bikers descended on Sunderland to pay their last respects as he was laid to rest at Southwick Cemetery yesterday.

Members travelled from as far afield as Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands to be there.

Harry Weir, from Southampton, set off from his home at 4.30am to make it to the funeral.

I knew him for a lot of years, and I’d describe him as crazy, but crazy lovely

Patrick Rederer

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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.

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Hundreds of bikers come to Godstone to pay tribute to Hell's Angel Delton

The A22 and the A25 were shaking to their foundations when hundreds of bikers- many of them Hells Angels chapters - descended on St Nicholas Church in Godstone to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of one of their friends, Delton Anderson.

He died from cancer in 2012 and after a funeral service in St Johns Church, Caterham, he was buried in the Godstone churchyard.

Delton Anderson, was known as “Fritz” to the Hells’s Angels, and he was a former Para, a black cab driver, an American Football player (for a London team in the 1980s) and as an actor had a non-speaking part in Full Metal Jacket.

Photos by kevin black/supplied show some of the hundreds of bikers who came to Godstone and Delton’s motorbike parked by his grave.

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he family of a biker who died during heavy floods call on fellow bikers to ride to his funeral

Russell Sherwood 69, went missing in November after driving to pick up his wife from Bridgend


The family of a biker whose died during heavy floods in South Wales have called on fellow bikers to ride to his funeral.

Russell Sherwood 69, went missing in November after driving to pick up his wife from Bridgend .

Police found Mr Sherwood’s body and the car belonging to the Neath man in the River Ogmore on November 23 after a three-day search in treacherous conditions.

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Fifty Hells Angels descend on Manchester city centre...but it's all just to see their friends get married

The bikers were photographed parked up in Albert Square on Saturday morning

Dozens of Hells Angels descended on Manchester city centre... to celebrate pals getting hitched.

Around 50 motorcycles were seen parked up outside the Town Hall on Saturday morning while guests greeted each other.

GMP City Centre joked saying it had opted to shake the groom’s hand, rather than issue parking tickets.

They tweeted: “50 Hells Angels just rocked up on Albert Square for Wedding. Decided against parking tickets; shook Groom’s hand instead...

“...and before we get someone finding fault, they are now legally tucked away on Lloyd St.”

It’s been a busy few days for officers who yesterday welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the city, with stops including the National Football Museum, Manchester town hall, the National Graphene Institute and Francis House children’s hospice.

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We Hung Out with the Hells Angels to See What They're All About in 2016


A gargantuan Hells Angel smiles at me. Then his gaze travels south. His expression darkens. Wordlessly, he turns and strides off towards the bellowing bikes.

I'm at the Bulldog Bash, the Hells Angels' annual festival near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Pint-toting bikers hug each other at stalls touting tattoos and drinking horns, race their bikes down the drag-strip and sway around to classic rock. Among them—and yet standing apart—are the Angels, their presence evident in the rows of black Harleys, in their trademark logo gleaming on leather waistcoats, in the clasp of hands and the murmured word "brother."

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Gun-obsessed member of Satan's Slaves biker gang is jailed for 15 years

Gun-obsessed member of Satan's Slaves biker gang is jailed for 15 years for hoarding sawn-off shotguns, rifles and a handgun in one of Britain's biggest ever arms caches 

  • Paul Holmes, 50, from Cumbria, pleaded guilty to 14 firearms offences 
  • It was the largest firearms haul North West police had ever recovered
  • More than 2,400 rounds of ammunition were seized in the raids 
  • Mr Holmes told the court he was a 'collector' and that it 'got out of hand'

A gun-obsessed member of Satan's Slaves biker gang has been jailed for 15 years for hoarding sawn-off shotguns, rifles and a handgun in of Britain

Paul Holmes, 50, from Holme in Cumbria, pleaded guilty to 14 firearms offences at Carlisle Crown Court earlier this year.

The court heard that it was the largest firearms haul the police had ever recovered in the North West. 

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Cumbrian man denies being arms supplier to motorcyle gang

A Cumbrian man has denied being an arms supplier to a motorcycle gang.

Police recovered the biggest arms cache ever found in the county from Birketts Farm in Holme, south Cumbria.

Paul Holmes, 50, has admitted twelve offences of possessing illegal weapons and is appearing before Carlisle Crown Court for sentencing.

Holmes, who owned fifty properties in the UK which he rents out, admitted he is a member of the Satan Slaves motorcycle club but denies supplying them weapons for illegal use.

He told the court he was a former member of the Australian National Shooting team and was once in the Olympic squad.

Holmes described himself as a gun collector who has been interested in firearms from the age if fourteen.

He told the court:

"The Satan Slaves in Lancaster are a group of five people all over fifty. Some people have been watching too much TV and getting completely the wrong idea."