Custody photos have been released of all seven men convicted for their part in a brutal attack on members of rival motorcycle clubs.
Six victims, who were all members of The Vikings or its affiliated club the Wargs Brotherhood, were stabbed and beaten in an attack at the Forman Institute in Blindley Heath in November 2018. A seventh man was assaulted but not stabbed.
Seven “prospects” – prospective members – of the Hells Angels and its affiliated club the Red Devils were convicted on Tuesday (July 30) of multiple offences for their involvement. This followed a complex investigation and lengthy trial at Kingston Crown Court .
The attack came after a failed attempt to convince the Wargs to switch allegiances and join the Hells Angels. The men are due to be sentenced at a later date.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday, who led the investigation for Surrey Police, said: “This was a planned, unprovoked attack and these seven men knew what they were getting into when they met up that evening.
“Whilst they may try to justify their brutal actions as part of a feud with The Vikings motorcycle club, and the prospect of an enhanced reputation amongst their so-called ‘brothers’, there is no excuse for this sort of gratuitous criminal violence in the UK.”
The guilty men
Korkus, described during the trial as being “more akin to a WWE wrestler” due to his stature and 25-stone weight, was the first to be arrested. He was still wearing his blood-stained clothes when police arrived.
Despite this, and the fact ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras and phone records placed him in Blindley Heath at the time of the attack, he brazenly claimed he’d been there to help somebody move into a new house.
His DNA was found on a glove that was dropped where the bikers had parked before walking to the social club.
Korkus was found guilty of violent disorder, six counts of GBH with intent, ABH, possession of a bladed article and possession of an offensive weapon.
Kidd was a member of the Vikings for six years before leaving and joining the Hells Angels. He’d led an attempt to convince the Wargs to switch allegiance from The Vikings to the Hells Angels, meeting with two members of the Wargs at Cobham Services the week before the attack.
On the night of the attack, Kidd was seen on CCTV driving past the Forman Institute at least twice before parking at Godstone railway station in South Godstone, and signalling to others.
Kidd was arrested on November 14 and told police he was in Blindley Heath to meet a friend for a drink.
He was acquitted of possessing a bladed article and possessing an offensive weapon but the jury found him guilty, by a 10-1 majority, of violent disorder, six counts of GBH with intent and ABH.
Plesniak drove his own car to Blindley Heath from the Hells Angels clubhouse in Slough, and was tracked by ANPR cameras. When he was arrested on November 14, he claimed he’d been in Blindley Heath for a Red Devils meeting that had been cancelled at the last minute.
He was convicted of all 10 counts by a unanimous verdict.
Zamijewski’s DNA was found on a long, thick piece of electrical cable that was used as a weapon in the attack. The blood of one of the victims was found on the other end. The cable was discarded in St John’s Meadow, which is just off the A22 and a short distance from the Forman Institute.
He was found guilty by a majority of 10-1 on all 10 counts.
Mobile phone data placed Szalay in Bindley Heath at the time of the attack but he claimed he’d spent the evening at the Hells Angels clubhouse in Slough.
In fact, he had set off from the clubhouse with Korkus, Plesniak, Zamijewski, Tomacsek and Jacobs, driving to Godstone station and then Blindley Heath before walking to the Forman Institute to carry out the attack.
After being charged in January 2019 with the 10 counts, he was convicted of all of them by a unanimous verdict.
Tomacsek also drove his own car to Blindley Heath from Slough to carry out the attack. He too was tracked by ANPR cameras. His car was also spotted on CCTV in Blindley Heath and he was subsequently arrested on November 14.
Tomacsek was found guilty of all counts by a majority of nine to one, as the jury had lost two members by the time they returned the verdicts on him.
Jacobs was a passenger in one of the cars but claimed he had not got out of the back seat where he had passed out because he was too drunk. He was charged in March 2019.
He’d met with other Hells Angels members at the clubhouse in Slough before setting off with them to Blindley Heath. He was found guilty of all 10 counts by a unanimous verdict.
Source: Surrey Live