New CCTV video and pictures of shot Hells Angel

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These CCTV images show Hells Angel Gerard Tobin approximately 20 minutes before he was shot dead on the M40.

Police investigating Tobin’s murder released the footage this morning in a bid to jog the memory of potential witnesses. They show Tobin looking happy and relaxed at a petrol station on Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Click here to view the CCTV video. 

Detective Superintendent Ken Lawrence, leading the investigation, said: "The CCTV images show him looking relaxed. He appears to smile up at a camera. He certainly does not look like a man who feels under any imminent threat of danger.”

Tobin, 35, was shot at around 2.20pm on August 12 between junctions 12 and 13 of the M40 southbound. He was returning from the Bulldog Bash at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford.

A single bullet struck him in the back of the head, just below his crash helmet.
Lawrence revealed for the first time today that a second bullet struck Tobin’s motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson Night Train.

Police are hunting a dark coloured Rover 600 series from which the shots are believed to have been fired. 

Tobin was a Canadian national who had spent the last 10 years living in the UK. He lived in south London and worked as a mechanic for Warr’s Harley Davidson
Lawrence said today that Tobin’s mother, Maria, had flown to the UK from Alberta, Canada and was helping the investigation with background information about her son.

"I do not know the reason he was targeted,” said Lawrence. “From what we know so far the attackers were clearly focusing on him but I don't know whether they were targeting him as an individual or because he was a Hells Angel.”
He said 500 calls from the public had been received but that more information was needed.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01926 415581, email on or phone CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.


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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell