Biker 'partially blinded in attack by Hells Angels'

Angels 'leader' Matthew Barnes (pictured), 46, left Christopher Harrison, 50 'partially blind', a court heard 

Angels 'leader' Matthew Barnes (pictured), 46, left Christopher Harrison, 50 'partially blind', a court heard 

A gang of Hells Angels 'ruptured' the eyeballs of a fellow biker so he 'couldn't identify them' after he refused to join their group, a court heard.

Christopher Harrison, 53, was allegedly targeted by Angels leader Matthew Barnes, 46 and other gang members who 'left him unconscious in a pool of blood'. 

Mr Harrison told the court how the blows were 'raining in on him' after an argument with Barne's co-defendant Oliver Wilkinson, 49, at the Carlisle Pub in Hastings.

Wilkinson, nicknamed 'Swaggers', apparently took Mr Harrison to the picnic area of the pub for a chat where he is believed to have asked him to join the Angels.

While the two men had once been friends they had fallen out over the death of a fellow biker called 'Papa Smurf' several years earlier.

Once Mr Harrison had declined Wilkinson's offer, gang leader Barnes came outside to speak to him, jurors heard.    

Barnes was allegedly identified by police as head of the chapter by a patch on his leather jacket that said 'President'.

He allegedly asked Mr Harrison: 'Why would you not wear these colours?' before starting the attack by headbutting him in the face.

There was around 200 people, including 20 Angels, gathered at the biker pub to watch a punk band named '90 per cent proof' play when Bartender Anne Penfold ran outside.

She saw several Hells Angels returning to the pub 'pumped up' and Mr Harrison unconscious on the patio before she hailed a passing police van, the court heard. 

Mrs Penfold described seeing 'blood spatters' on the pub wall following the assault.

Prosecutor Nicholas Cooper said: 'This case concerns a motorcycle gang. They are called

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