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Hell’s Angels convicted

Published on 22/03/2007

22 March 2007

BRUSSELS – The court in Antwerp has sentenced three members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club to five years in prison and a EUR 500 fine for the attempted manslaughter of two members of rival motorcycle gang the Celtic Friends.

Seven Hell’s Angels were given two years in prison and a EUR 500 fine for premeditated and deliberate battery and assault. Two others were acquitted.

The defendants carried out a violent raid on the clubhouse of the Celtic Friends on the Korte Ypermanstraat in Antwerp on 1 February 2004. Their attack was aimed at Dirk Geerts, who had stopped being a member of the Hell’s Angels six months earlier and joined the Celtic Friends. Two members of the Celtic friends were shot in the fight that ensued.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news