Hells Angels clubhouse raided in Ghent

Police raided the premises of the Hells Angels bikers' club in Gentbrugge (Ghent) on Monday night.

By all accounts it was a massive operation: heavily armed policers homed in on the club and received the support of a police helicopter.  The Brusselsesteenweg was closed to all traffic during the operation that hadn't been planned in advance and was a response to a telephone call.  Cars using the Gentbrugge motorway slip road were diverted.

Fortunately, the police operation had been completed by 12:30 AM.  A number of individuals were led away for questioning.  As yet police have been unwilling to comment on what exactly happened.