More charges in biker murder

Last updated at 07:53 05 October 2007

Three more men have been charged over the fatal shooting of a Hell's Angel biker, police said today.

Gerry Tobin, 35, was shot dead on his motorbike while riding along the M40.

Three new suspects were arrested on Wednesday. Warwickshire police said they were charged last night with murder.

"All three men are detained in custody in Warwickshire and are due to appear before magistrates this morning," a spokesman said.

Two of the men, a 44-year-old and a 45-year-old, were arrested in Coventry. A 52-year-old man was held in Milton Keynes.

Three other men have already been charged in connection with Mr Tobin's murder on August 12.

They also face firearms charges along with a fourth man, who will join them in entering pleas at Birmingham Crown Court on November 26.

Mr Tobin, a mechanic from Mottingham, south east London, was returning from the Bulldog Bash bikers' festival at Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon, when he was killed with a single shot to the back of the head near Junction 12 of the motorway.

After emigrating to Canada when he was two, Mr Tobin returned to the UK about 10 years ago and worked at a Harley Davidson dealership.

He lived with his fiancee, Rebecca Smith, 25, in a flat just yards away from the garage in Mottingham.

Police are also questioning a 44-year-old man from Nuneaton who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

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