Arrests over shooting of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40 after Bulldog Bash

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Three men have been arrested over the murder of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on the M40, Warwickshire Police said this morning.

Armed officers swooped on two addresses in Coventry and one in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in the early hours of this morning, the force said.

Assistant chief constable Bill Holland said: "The men have been taken to a police station in Warwickshire where they will be questioned later today by detectives investigating Mr Tobin's murder.

“Search operations are currently underway at the addresses. Other properties may be searched as part of the ongoing inquiry.”

Gerard Tobin, 35, was shot dead on August 12 while returning from the Bulldog Bash at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford. He was riding between junctions 12 and 13 of the southbound carriageway when two shots are believed to have been fired from a car. One struck Tobin in the back of the head below his crash helmet.

Holland said the arrests were “an important development in the inquiry” He added: "The investigation is active and ongoing.”

View CCTV footage of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin shortly before the incident.

He said around 600 calls had now been received from members of the public offering information on the shooting but appealed for more to come forward. He said: "We continue to appeal for information, particularly from motorists who may have seen a dark coloured Rover 600 series car on the A46 or M40 between 2pm and 3pm on Sunday afternoon August 12.”

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Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell