The police are struggling with witnesses that are too scared to give a statement in the investigation into the Haarlem chapter of the Hells Angels, prosecutor Jesse van der Putte said during a pro-forma hearing in the case against Hells Angels leader Lysander de R. on Thursday, the Telegraaf reports.
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
The fire that reduced Haarlem Mayor Bernt Schneiders’ car to ash in June is being investigated by police who claim that they have evidence connecting the fire to motorcycle gangs. Several weeks before his car caught fire at a gas station, Schneiders made statements to the media welcoming a crackdown on motorcycle gangs and the arrest of Hell's Angels leader, Lysander de R.
Motorcycle club violent crime in Noord-Holland, and throughout the Netherlands, is often promoted by the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels.
The police are investigating a possible link between the biker gang Hell's Angels and the Haarlem mayor's car fire, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the mayor's car may have been set on fire as an act of revenge.