City’s ‘Mad Max’ bik­ers banged up

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A GANG of bik­ers who caused chaos in a “Mad Max-style” Hal­loween ride-out in a city cen­tre have been jailed.

The 13 were handed prison sen­tences of be­tween 12 months and two years for their parts in the or­gan­ised event, which saw more than 100 rid­ers on mo­tor­bikes and quad bikes dis­rupt­ing traf­fic and rid­ing through pedes­tri­anised ar­eas.

David Ar­mitage, who or­gan­ised the event through so­cial me­dia, was filmed dur­ing the in­ci­dent en­cour­ag­ing “car­nage” and telling rid­ers to “shut down” Leeds city cen­tre.

Po­lice said the law­less­ness and fear caused on Oc­to­ber 31 led to peo­ple brand­ing the scene as like Mel Gib­son film

Sen­tenc­ing them at Leeds Crown Court, Judge Ge­of­frey Mar­son QC said: “Be­hav­iour of this sort, hav­ing se­ri­ous ef­fects on this city, can’t be tol­er­ated.”

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