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37-year-old Belgian wanted in Thailand for attacks ‘on behalf of Hells Angels’


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37-year-old Belgian wanted in Thailand for attacks ‘on behalf of Hells Angels’

Thai police are looking for a fugitive Belgian who, along with three others, is suspected of two shootings in the resort town of Pattaya: at a Harley-Davidson shop and at a private home of a Thai member of a motorcycle club. Both attacks took place on the night of April 19-20 and may have been carried out on behalf of members of the motorcycle club Hells Angels.

Eleven bullets
The Pattaya News writes that it concerns the fugitive Belgian Axel Goddeeris (37) and the also fugitive Canadian Steven Zatchus (48). Together with a Briton and an Australian, they would have fired eleven bullets at a Harley-Davidson shop in Pattaya.

That same night, according to Thai police, they shelled the home of a Thai member of motorcycle club HOG AAS from Pattaya. HOG stands for Harley Owners Group. After both shootings, in which no one was injured, the suspects fled on two motorcycles.

Names released
Two suspects are now in custody. British Joshua George Hurley (35) was arrested on the island of Koh Chang on May 5. Australian Anthony George Leorga (61) was arrested on July 29 when he tried to cross the border in Sa Kaeo province. After that, the Thai police decided to release the names of the other two suspects.

The four men are suspected of attempted murder and illegal firearms possession. The Thai police suspect that a conflict with members of the Hells Angels is behind the shelling of the buildings.

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