Rovers seized in hunt for killer of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40

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Police investigating the murder of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on the M40 have seized two Rover cars and a firearm.

Warwickshire Police confirmed this afternoon that a van had also been seized. The force said the van, weapon and one of the Rovers were discovered during raids earlier today in which three men were arrested. It said in a statement that the second Rover, which was fire damaged, was discovered prior to the arrests. The statement said the vehicles were being forensically examined and that no further details would be released at this time.

Gerard Tobin, 35, was shot dead on August 12 while returning home from the Bulldog Bash at Long Marston Airfield near Stratford. He was riding between junctions 12 and 13 of the southbound carriageway on the M40 when a shot fired from car struck him in the back of the head. Police revealed afterwards that they were hunting a Rover 600 series from which the shot was thought to have been fired. 

The force’s statement today said ‘bladed weapons’ had also been discovered in the search of two premises in Coventry and one in Nuneaton. It said the searches were expected to continue into Thursday and that further premises may also be searched.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer