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Biker gang brawl followed by a grenade attack

DDP/The Local · 1 Nov 2009, 11:39

Published: 01 Nov 2009 11:39 GMT+01:00

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Around 50 Hells Angels armed with sticks stormed a red-light district bar called The Fat Mexican, which is frequented by rival biker gang the Bandidos, police reported.

The bar was smashed to pieces during the ensuing brawl and several people were injured before police managed to herd everyone outside and separate the two gangs.

News agency AP reported that several hours later someone lobbed a hand grenade through the window of the Hells Angels’ clubhouse in Solingen, where about 20 people were inside.

The grenade did not go off, and police later detonated the device in a controlled explosion.

A police spokesman said he could "not rule out" the possibility that the Bandidos were behind the attack.

Fears of an outbreak of violence between the two biker gangs were sparked in October when a 32-year-old man was shot dead outside the Fat Mexican – which is on the ground floor of the Bandidos’ club building. The dead man was a Bandido, while the suspected killer is a man with connections to the Hells Angels.

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Your comments about this article

15:27 November 1, 2009 by Duscholux
I say let em go at it until they've all battered each other to death then go in and pick up the bodies. It's just the same as football hooligans... young men, adrenaline, alcohol. They know the risks, why stop em?
16:18 November 1, 2009 by staz
I wouldn't agree "they know the risks". These are amazingly stupid people. I do agree society should provide an open arena and actually encourage their participation in a blood-bath of their making. I'd even suggest viewing areas, stands/bleachers where on-lookers could watch and wager on the out-come.
19:16 November 1, 2009 by goody
Do what we did in Canada tear down there clubhouses with bulldozers that works.
19:54 November 1, 2009 by berlinski
Confiscate their bikes and take their driving licenses off them. Let them walk instead. That will be a severe blow to their "Manhood". :-)
05:31 November 4, 2009 by kiwikraut
@berlinski

Do you naive burbler actually believe that it would make any difference if they had their bikes and licences taken off them !?

They just take other people's bikes and ride without a licence, they don't give a rusty f..k about that!

They have business to sort out their way, so let them have it their way, big deal!

Unfortunately, innocent bystanders might get hurt, so these should steer clear of situations where it could happen.

Fires flare up, but when the fuel burns downs the flames will turn to ambers and end of story !
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