In the UK, biker gangs don’t often hit the news headlines. The Hells Angels, the biggest motorcycle club in the world, rarely slip out from behind the cover of the fact that, by and large, they are, first and foremost, just a motorcycle club. Anything else comes second, and whatever that is, it’s rarely known about, save a close circle of members, their associates, the authorities, and maybe those who cross them.
The story is a little different in Europe, however. The infamous Nordic Biker War was a conflict that took place between the Bandidos and the Hells Angels from January 1994 until September 1997 in Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. The clash resulted in the death of nine bikers and the attempted murder of 74 more.
If you think that this was some sort of amateur shoot-out, you’re very much mistaken. The weaponry used included machine guns, hand grenades, and car bombs. Even an anti-tank missile attack was directed at the Hells Angels clubhouse in Copenhagen on 6th October. Two people were left dead and nine more suffered