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Task force to monitor visiting Hells Angels

The police gang task force say they will be in Kelowna this week as members of the Hells Angels are expected to gather in both Kelowna and Campbell River for an event.

Hells Angels support clubs are also expected to attend the rides, say RCMP.

In recent years, these events have been uneventful for the most part, and police expect that tone to remain over the long weekend, said Sgt. Shinder Kirk, spokesperson for Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and its outlaw motorcycle gang enforcement and intelligence unit.

“However, there have been times when violence has erupted and crimes have been committed at these kind of gatherings,” said Kirk.

“To that end, our officers will be out in force to ensure that public safety is upheld in our communities.”

CFSEU will be assisting RCMP in both Kelowna and Campbell River in monitoring the events and additional policing resources are expected from 100 Mile House and Kamloops, police say.

 

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