Friday, 29 April 2016 - 15:35
Hell's Angels leader sent to prison on weapons, assault charges
A court in Alkmaar sentenced Lysander de R., president of the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels, to 2.5 years in prison on Friday. He was found guilty of illegal firearm possession and assault, NU.nl reports. De R.'s father-in-law, Frits P., was also sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on the same charges. The Public Prosecutor demanded three years against them. Their lawyers said they will appeal against the sentence. This case involves an arsenal of weapons found in P.'s shed in Haarlem in September 2014. The arsenal included a missile launcher, a grenade, a machine gun, a firearm, ammunition and stolen goods. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team had to be called in to defuse the grenade and rocket launcher. De R. is also accused of firearms trafficking and attempted aggravated assault for a fight in a bar in Heemskerk in which several people were injured. P. is also facing charges of possession of hashish and about 840 cannabis plants, laundering nearly 14,500 euros and possession of illegal fireworks.