facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Hells Angels trial opens in Sweden

Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:46 AM   |   Comments

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Alarm calls to police were played in a Swedish courtroom on the opening day of the trial of 19 gang members charged with assaulting people at a biker party.

Members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang stand accused of viciously beating at least eight people at a private party held by a club in southern Sweden earlier this year, the Swedish news agency TT reported.

Several witnesses called police for help saying gang members were beating people with iron rods.

"You need to hurry, bloody well hurry," one caller said on a recording played in court.

Another caller shouted into the phone: "The Hells Angels are knocking everyone out, we have children here and family, you really have to come quickly."

Prosecutor Asa Adolfsson said gang members wanted the biker club shut down but he didn't know the reason why.

The trial is expected to last as long as seven weeks.

It is being held in Gothenburg District Court under tight security.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others Climate change march attracts hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and others
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback