Seven biker thugs - three from the Hertfordshire and north London area - have been jailed over a bloody "turf war" attack on a rival motorcycle club.

13 masked men, armed with knives and baseball bats, descended on members of the Warg Brotherhood and Vikings Motorcycle Club while they were at their weekly meeting at the Forman Club and Institute in Blindley Heath, Surrey on the night of November 7, 2018.

The ambush was part of a turf war by prospective members to earn their spurs for the Red Devils and Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubs, a court heard.

David Jacobs, 28, of Chalfont Lane in Rickmansworth; Ladislav Szalay, 32, of Torrington Drive in Harrow and Tamas Tomacsek, 38, of Milton Grove in Enfield - along with four other men - were each sentenced to 14 years yesterday (Thursday, October 24) at Kingston Crown Court.

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David Jacobs, 29, of Chalfont Lane, Rickmansworth. Photo: Surrey Police

Police were called to the attack at around 7.30pm in November last year and found seven men injured.

One man had been stabbed through his arm, another had lacerations to his stomach which required bowel surgery and 29 staples, while others had bruising and stab wounds on their heads, legs and buttocks, the force said.

Within a day, Przemyslaw Piwonia was arrested in Slough after a witness gave officers a description of the vehicle he used. He was still wearing the blood soaked leathers that he wore during the stabbing.

From that one arrest, officers identified the other men involved in the attack by ploughing through Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) information, CCTV footage and mobile phone data.

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Ladislav Szalay, 32, of Torrington Drive, Harrow. Photo: Surrey Police

All seven men protested their innocence during an eight week trial, but in July, they were found guilty of six counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, actual bodily harm, possession of a bladed article and possession of an offensive weapon.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Friday, who led the investigation said: “The horrific nature of this crime, and the meticulous planning that went into this unprovoked attack, has led to lengthy sentences for all seven men, who knew full-well what they were getting involved with that evening.

“In his summing up the judge highlighted how none of the men admitted their role in the events of that evening, and none of them showed any remorse.

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“I hope they will take time in prison to contemplate the impact their gratuitous criminal violence had on their victims that night and since – one of whom is suffering from PTSD, and another of whom has a metal plate in his arm.

“I am immensely proud of my officers and the work they did to bring these dangerous men to justice. Two of my officers were highlighted for their dedication in cataloguing and disclosing over 1500 exhibits and thousands of documents.

“These convictions should serve as a warning to anyone who believes their loyalties to any group or gang justifies criminality or violence that we will do everything we can to disrupt and detect their activities.

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“They hid their faces and made every effort to hide their tracks and destroy evidence, but through single-minded detective work we were able to identify, charge and convict these seven men.

“I want to close by saying we know a further six individuals were involved that night. Our investigation is still open, and we will continue to pursue them. Anyone who knows anything about who those six men are should get in contact with CrimeStoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111”