Surrey Police arrested over 30 people for various offences connected to the Hell's Angels Euro Run event in Surrey last week.

Others were denied entry to the UK for involvement in previous crimes "including murder, torture and kidnapping" Surrey Police said (see below).

The infamous Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) staged a massive motorbiking event across Surrey and Sussex last week.

It culminated in a "ride out" from a location in Surrey to Brighton this weekend.

Around 100 bikers took part in the event according to the police — a much lower figure than was previously expected.

Ahead of the event, Surrey and Sussex Police announced they would be enforcing Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which allows stop and search of individuals within a designated area.

The subsequent policing of the HAMC's Euro Run saw police arrest at least 34 people involved in the event.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said that the arrests were made largely for offences relating to drugs and weapons offences.

"The 34 arrests have been all for offensive weapons and drugs offensives and 12 people, five Germans, three Hungarian, one Swiss, one French, one Czech and one Greek man, have been charged.

"Seven appeared in court on Friday and have been given suspended prison sentences. Five more will appear in court on Saturday.

"Three more people remain in custody. All others were either cautioned or released without charge," the spokesperson said.

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Assistant Chief Constable Nev Kemp, who was responsible for coordinating police actions over the week and weekend, said that the number of arrests validated the force's decision to implement the Section 60, which tends to be used by police only in exceptional circumstances.

"We have been very clear with those attending the Hells Angels event, many from overseas, that we will not tolerate criminal and anti-social behaviour. Our activity over the last few days has been about keeping people safe, which is why I put the Section 60 order in place," ACC Kemp said.

"The fact that we have had seven people go through the courts and be sentenced so far, as well as the numerous arrests, has justified our actions and use of Section 60 this week," he added.

In an update released on Sunday evening (June 2), ACC Kemp revealed that many HAMC members had been denied entry into the UK as a result of previous offences including some that were particularly sinister.

"We benefited from the knowledge shared by our international colleagues about the attendees from their countries, and the risks that they posed. We were also able to prevent 27 people from even entering the UK.

"All of those refused entry were international members of the Hell Angels and deemed to pose a risk to the public with previous convictions for serious violent crimes including; murder, kidnap, torture, drug supply, violent assaults and firearms offences.

"Hell's Angels events have not routinely passed without very serious incidents when they have taken place in other countries and a measure of success for us is ensuring that it passed without serious incident here in the UK. Europol have been very complimentary about the UK policing operation," the assistant chief constable said.