Police have arrested 34 people on suspicion of drugs offences and possession of offensive weapons during a Hells Angels anniversary event.
despite thousands attending the event for the enjoyment and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in the UK a small number of people have been intent on attending to commit criminal offences.
The Hells Angels event is attended by 3000 bikers so the amount that has committed a crime and intent on causing violence is very small and should not be a reflection of Hells Angels.
The Hells Angels Euro Run is a three-day event which included a private celebration at a hotel in East Surrey and culminates today with a mass “ride out” from Pease Pottage, near Crawley, to Brighton.
Bikers have travelled from all over the world to take part in the special landmark anniversary of the California-based motorcycle club which was set up within the UK 50 years ago
Police managed to get some extra powers granted to ensure the event ran smoothly and safely which gives officers the power to stop and search within a designated area across Surrey and Sussex to tackle any anti-social behaviour.
Surrey and Sussex police forces said a total of 34 people had been detained on suspicion of drugs offences and possession of offensive weapons.
Twelve people – five Germans, three Hungarians, one Swiss, one French, one Czech and one Greek man have been charged.
Seven of the accused appeared in court on Friday and were given suspended prison sentences, while a further five are due in court later today.
Three others remain in custody and the rest were either cautioned or released without charge.