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Rocker war: in the spring there is a trial

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Google translated from German

Two years ago there was a clash between rival motorcycle groups in Belp. Now 22 people involved have to answer in court.

A Bern police officer on his mission in Belp: In May 2019, rival rocker groups met here - next spring there will now be a trial.
A Bern police officer on his mission in Belp: In May 2019, rival rocker groups met here – next spring there will now be a trial.Photo: TeleBärn

The rocker war between the Bandidos and the Hells Angels as well as the allied Broncos ends up in the regional court of Bern-Mittelland. 22 members of the three motorcycle groups have to answer. The public prosecutor’s office in Bern accuses them of brawling and bodily harm, two accused have to answer for attempted willful homicide. For the process in the Bernese office s house the court has estimated a month – probably between 30 May and 30 June.

Founding of the Bandidos Club as the trigger

Last summer, prosecutors said they had completed their investigations and brought charges two years after the Belp rocker war. A 37-year-old is already in early prison. The prosecutors accuse him of seriously injuring a man with a firearm. In the incident in May 2019, police stopped 34 people. The proceedings were discontinued for ten because the suspicion of participation could not be sufficiently substantiated.

No proceedings were opened against two people who were also there. At that time there was a dispute because the motorcycle club Bandidos, which had not previously been represented in Switzerland , wanted to open a club. In it, the members celebrated a birthday party when they were attacked by Hells Angels and Broncos – which should have been an “unannounced attempt at intimidation”. Before the attack, however, the Bandidos got wind of it and armed themselves, whereupon the situation escalated.

Location: Germany
Writer: Cyrill Pinto
Source: tagesanzeiger