Hells Angels cleared over vicious brawl in City Nightclub on Hindley St
March 01, 2012
TEN Hells Angels bikie gang members have been cleared of riot charges over the vicious City Nightclub brawl in May last year.
In the Adelaide Magistrates Court today, the Director of Public Prosecutions tendered no evidence for the aggravated riot charge against 10 men who are associates of the outlaw motorcycle gang.
Chief Magistrate Liz Bolton then dismissed the charges for want of prosecution.
The men - Dwayne Scott Bradley, Jack Peter Campbell, William Carl Davis, Sean Etherington, Daniel Mark Jalleh, Luke Kokotis, Matthew Kokotis, Kyle Lloyd Pryde, John Peter Stacy and Dale Paul Willingham - were not in attendance.
Police had previously alleged the men were involved in a bar fight with members of the Finks at the Hindley St venue on May 29 last year.
CCTV footage released by police showed several men using tabletops, barstools and bottles as weapons during the incident.
Police said it was sparked by a disagreement between a Hells Angels member and Finks member outside The Firm nightclub on North Tce at about 4am.
The fight then erupted in City Nightclub an hour later and involved more than 20 men.
Four men were taken to hospital, including one who required 16 staples to mend a head wound.
Numerous men were arrested and charged over the offence in the following weeks after a series of house raids by the Crime Gangs Taskforce.
The Finks members who have been charged with aggravated riot offences are yet to enter their pleas.
They are listed to appear later this month.