City’s ‘Mad Max’ bikers banged up
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.”