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Police hunt for missing man in concrete floor

The Local · 25 May 2012, 15:38

Published: 25 May 2012 15:38 GMT+02:00

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Over 1,200 police officers were deployed across northern Germany to raid known Hells Angels' haunts on Thursday – including pubs, brothels and houses.

Police were led to a warehouse in the Altenholz area outside the city of Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, where they suspect the body of a missing man, 47-year-old Tekin Bicer, has been cemented into the floor by the gang.

State prosecutors said on Friday that investigators emptied the building and are currently scanning it with special equipment. But they did not say whether Bicer, who had been missing since April 2010, had previously been linked to the biker gang.

Kiel was a focal point for the raids, with police storming 87 addresses and arresting five leading Hells Angels members. They also confiscated several knives, guns and machetes, along with computers and mobile phones.

Prosecutors are now investigating 69 members of the gang on a total of nearly 200 potential counts of sex trafficking, assault, corruption and illegally selling guns – possibly to far-right extremist party the National Democratic Party (NPD).

Thursday's raids were the largest-ever against the Hells Angels of northern Germany.

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The biker gang is often linked to criminal activity in Germany and violent clashes with other gangs.

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18:13 May 25, 2012 by mikel taylor
I don't mean to be picky, but it's not a cement floor it's a CONCRETE floor.

Cement is a manufactured powder (Portland Cement) made from lime stone.

Concrete is when Portland Cement, water, and Aggregates (sand, stone, etc.) are bonded together through a process called hydration. This is the non technical explanation, it is a bit more complicated as to why and how concrete works.

but it's a common misconception that the sidewalks, roads, bridges, buildings are just cement. they are concrete. OK cement is in the mix, but it would be like calling a cake ( Flour). or bread (Wheat) get my point

Most journalist misuse the term and i just want to correct you so that next time you might sound (in print anyway) to be a little more informed and correct...
03:49 May 26, 2012 by gorongoza
@ mikel taylor.

You are not at all being "picky,"as you say it. Instead you are being honest with the guys at The Local. Since I started visting this website I noticed quite a number of similar non-conforming words or statements. I have been wondering what kind of English language spoken/wrtten by these guys. I mean : if The Local is news in English then one would expect the reporters to be able to communicate comprehensively in English. Ofen its not the case here.

Please note: what I have said above does not in any way detract from my appreciation of the efforts these guys are putting to inform us of the goings -on in Germany in English.
09:51 May 26, 2012 by Bigfoot76
Although I agree that it is quite alright to mention errors, The Local is actually on par with most English speaking news sources at least in the US. US News agencies have really fallen from grace when it comes to editing, grammar and spelling. I fail to understand how the US News makes so many mistakes. With spell check (a feature all computers have) you would think that they could at least spell properly. But if journalism is your profession, you really should have the mastery of the language you report in as well as display that mastery.

I would love to see how for instance a basketball player would do if he could only on occasion dribble the ball.
01:48 June 2, 2012 by Flint
@ BigFoot. I think they've fired all the proofreaders and now rely on spell check. My local rag, the Kansas City Star, is rife with errors every day.
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