A VICIOUS Nazi and bulldog-inspired motorbike gang has set up shop in the UK.
The Mongrel Mob has about 2,500 members and is known for gang warfare, organised crime, and sexual violence in their home country of New Zealand.
The Sun can reveal the gang also has a chapter in Gloucester.
Known as the ‘Riders’, the Gloucester chapter uses the same offensive symbols as their Nazi-inspired Kiwi forebears.
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The Riders also use the same patch – a red and black English bulldog wearing a Wehrmacht steel helmet.
Mongrel Mob members in New Zealand keep large XL Bully-style dogs for protection.
It’s understood the gang has been in the UK for about 10 years, but they have recently started posting about themselves on social media.
Their numbers appear to be growing with videos showing the Gloucester Riders patching new members.
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Other clips show group bike rides around the UK, and the mobsters even doing cancer charity walks.
One member, known as ‘Willdogg’ has been with the group for four years and posts on YouTube and TikTok.
Members of the New Zealand Mob comment on the posts and encourage the Riders to “keep recruiting”.
One 2023 clip shows a patching ceremony of ‘Tassels dog’ and ‘Nic Dog’ where the pair drink a boot full of beer each, known as a ‘shoey‘.
One supporter said: “Congrats tassels SFSH brothers arragh.”
Despite mostly including Maori and Pacific Islanders among its ranks in New Zealand, the members in Gloucester are English.
In 2019, a senior Mongrel Mob UK member handed over his prized patch to a rival English gang after they turned up at his home and demanded he do so.
That kind of intimidation of a senior member would lead to gang warfare in New Zealand.
New Zealand Herald Investigations Reporter and author Jared Savage said the New Zealand Mongrel Mob has committed “terrible acts of violence against rival gangs”.
He said the Mongrel Mob follow an ideology known as ‘mongrelism’ characterised by “lawlessness and extreme anti-social behaviour”.
The Nazi iconography is “a calculated ‘f*** you’ to society”, he said.
“There have been a lot of gang-related murders committed by the [New Zealand] Mongrel Mob in recent years.
“Some members of the [New Zealand] Mongrel Mob are also heavily involved in organised crime, particularly the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine.”
Savage said he wasn’t surprised to hear that a chapter had spread to the UK, as other chapters had been found in Australia and Fiji in recent years.
He said: “I assume someone senior in the NZ Mongrel Mob has formed a relationship with them along the way, then given their blessing to establish a chapter in the UK.
“If not, the consequences of purporting to be a member of the Mongrel Mob, and wearing a patch, would be dire.
Savage has just published two books on New Zealand’s gang world, including the new Gangster’s Paradise.
“Most people who join gangs in New Zealand come from broken homes, with often horrific childhoods of abuse, neglect and trauma.
“This can lead to addiction and mental health issues as adults.
“They are marginalised, outsiders in society, and join gangs like the Mongrel Mob to find a sense of belonging or brotherhood.
“In turn, this intense loyalty to the patch can lead to terrible acts of violence against rival gangs which we see regularly in New Zealand.”
Scots backpacker Karen Aim was beaten to death in 2008 by a 14-year-old boy who was trying to impress the gang.
Jahche Broughton was at a school smashing windows with a baseball bat in the town of Taupo when he came across Broughton returning from a night out and killed her.
In 2023, Broughton was denied parole.
Karen’s dad Brian Aim vowed to fight any release bid by Broughton before he died.
He told The Scotsman “I think he [Broughton] was in a temper and Karen happened to walk by. I would still like to know why he did it.”
Before his death, Brian said the killer should not be released “for the safety of the public in New Zealand”.
Comedian Sir Billy Connolly was once forced into a side street in Wellington, New Zealand, and questioned by Mongrel Mob members after they took offense to his Hells Angels-style motorbike jacket.
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He was eventually allowed to go on his way after convincing the bikers who he was and how he got his jacket.
Mongrel Mob Riders Gloucester did not want to comment.
Who are the Mongrel Mob?
Founded in 1962, the Mongrel Mob is New Zealand’s largest and most infamous gang.
There are over 30 different chapters of the gang, which is a loose confederation rather than a highly centralised organisation.
It was founded in the eastern region of the North Island called Hawke’s Bay but has now spread around the world.
The gang’s symbols and salutes are intended to be as offensive as possible to the public and pull from the Nazis.
But, they are not white supremacists, with the gang largely consisting of Maori and Pasifika.
Author and journalist Jared Savage said many come from broken homes and have experienced severe trauma, leading to intense loyalty with the gang.