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June 3, 2011
Adelaide police have arrested 12 men connected
with two bikie gangs after a violent brawl at a
city nightclub was captured by security cameras.
Police said 13
members of the Hells Angels and 12 members of
the Finks clashed violently about 5am on May 29
at the Hindley Street venue.
They attacked each
other with bottles, glasses, metal bollards and
heavy metal bar stools, with several members of
the group suffering serious head injuries.
Inspector Steve Taylor, from the Crime Gangs
Task Force, said the incident showed the true
nature of the relationship between bikie gangs.
While they had
recently portrayed themselves as law-abiding
citizens who were united in the fight against
SA's anti-gang laws, the opposite was actually
the truth, he said.
show members of motorcycle gangs are not
ordinary citizens who ride motorcycles on
weekends as a fun get together," Det Insp Taylor
"They are not
unified, they are violent offenders who have no
problem playing out their differences in public.
"This violence has
included shootings, bombings and stabbings."
Det Insp Taylor
said it was lucky no one was killed in the
No arrests were
made on the night, with police launching a major
investigation involving about 170 officers.
clubrooms operated by both the Finks and the
Hells Angels on Friday.
included seven members of the Finks, including
the club's sergeant-at-arms, one member of the
Hells Angels and four people associated with the
They were all
charged with aggravated riot, a recently
introduced offence which carries a 10-year
maximum jail term.
The 12 were
granted police bail on strict conditions and
will appear in court at a later date.
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