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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."

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Young lad, 11, turns up to school dance with 30 Hells Angels – wins total respect

A YOUNG boy shocked his classmates when he arrived at his prom flanked by a gang of 30 bikers.

(video)- Dressed in a kilt, the cheeky little boy matched his stepdad Barrie perfectly – who was wearing a red monster-style helmet in the exact same shade of red as his kilt. 

To make sure they arrived in true style, Barrie roped in a few more biker pals to join them.

Barrie’s wife Dot – Sy’s mum – said: “We had about 30 motorbikes outside, it was brilliant. The bikers were all so good.”

She added: “When Sy stepped out of the house to see it, all he could manage was ‘wow’ – he was in total shock.”

THE PARTY'S HERE: Lots of Barrie's friends were keen to join in the fun SWNS

THE PARTY'S HERE: Lots of Barrie's friends were keen to join in the fun

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12-man gang attack: Police want to speak to members of motorcycle club

Police are appealing for members of a motorcycle club to get in touch after a man suffered life-threatening injuries during a 12-man gang attack outside a Grimsby club.

As reported, a 30-year-old man, from Doncaster, was the victim of an assault outside the Yardbirds Club, Church Street, at approximately 10.15pm on Saturday night.

He was taken to Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and later transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary, where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

A police spokesperson confirmed there have yet to be any arrests.


He added: "Officers leading the investigation are keen to speak to anyone who may be able to identify those involved in the assault - particularly any members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club, some of which are believed to have been at the premises at the time."


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Outlaws biker gang member convicted of shooting pub DJ in the face

Victim has had bullet lodged in brain after attack in car park

(video)--A member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang has been convicted of shooting a former pub DJ in the face.

Anthony Stephens was found guilty of the unlawful wounding of victim Darren Smith - leaving him with a bullet lodged in his brain for the last 20 years.

A jury at Warwick Crown Court found Stephens, 47, Cranberry Road, Tile Cross, Birmingham innocent of attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Stephens, who was jailed for three years, was found guilty of unlawful wounding.

Although the shooting at the Plough pub in London Road, Coventry, took place in 1996, Stephens was not arrested for more than 17 years, after moving to Dublin.


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Former motorcycle gang member tells jury he did not shoot DJ outside Coventry pub

Anthony Stephens said he didn't know he was wanted in connection with the incident until 17 years later

A former member of the Outlaws motorcycle group raised his hands towards his head and ducked in the witness box as he told a jury of his reaction to a shot outside a Coventry pub.

And Anthony Stephens insisted during his evidence at Warwick Crown Court that it was not him who had fired the shot which left a bullet in the victim’s brain.

Stephens, aged 48, formerly of Cranberry Road, Tile Cross, Birmingham, but who moved Dublin, denies the attempted murder of Darren Smith in October 1996.

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DJ shot at Coventry pub 20 years ago tells court Outlaws biker gang member was responsible

Anthony Stephens denies attempted murder of Darren Stephens outside The Plough in London Road in 1996

A former Coventry pub DJ who was shot in the face, allegedly by a member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang, pointed to the dock at Warwick Crown Court yesterday and told a jury: “I know it was him who shot me.”

Victim Darren Smith, who was a Warwick University law student and part-time DJ at the time, was pointing at Anthony Stephens.

Stephens, aged 48, formerly of Cranberry Road, Tile Cross, Birmingham, has denied attempting to murder Mr Smith and an alternative charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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Iconic photographs of 1960s biker gang the Chicago Outlaws go on show for first time in UK

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  • Forty of Danny Lyon's Bikeriders prints will be shown 19 June - 16 August
  • ATLAS Gallery, London, to host first ever British show of iconic works


It's a photographic series that captures a small but utterly fascinating slice of 1960s life and style.

Photographer Danny Lyon got up close and personal with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club between 1963 and 1967 to document their most intimate and honest moments.

The result, a series named The Bikeriders, is considered a classic work of modern photojournalism and gives a raw, unvarnished insight into the biker culture of the time.

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Ashfield: Bikers out in force for funeral of Hells Angel (slideshow)

An estimated 1,000 bikers descended on Ashfield to pay their respects at the funeral of a well-respected Hells Angels member on Friday.

Neil Mott, 53, of Sutton, was the Ashfield charter’s president at the time of his sudden death from a stroke.

He was a well-known figure around the world, having travelled extensively to events and helping to organise others.

“It was a fantastic send-off and if I had something half as good when my time comes then I would be happy,” said Ashfield Hells Angels’ vice president, Lee Smith.

“There were at least a thousand bikers in the funeral precession with people coming from as far away as South Africa and California in the USA to be there.

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Hundreds of bikers expected at Hells Angel's funeral

More than 1,000 bikers from all over the world are expected to turn out today to pay their respects to a Midland Hells Angel.

Neil Mott, aged 53, died of a stroke earlier this month. He was president of the Hells Angel group based in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Hundreds of bikers are expected to turn out for the funeral

Hundreds of bikers are expected to turn out for the funeral Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

The bikers will set off from the clubhouse at the Shoulder of Mutton in Sutton-in-Ashfield at around 10am for a ride around Ashfield before making their way to the cemetery.