Arrests made in M40 biker shooting case

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Police have made what they are calling significant arrests this morning in relation to the murder of motorcyclist Gerard Tobin on the M40 after the Bulldog Bash.

No details have yet been released about who the police have in custody but it is known that they were searching for a green Rover 600 which followed Tobin on to the M40 and singled him out for shooting.

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 but it has also recently been revealed that a second bullet struck Tobin’s motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson Night Train.

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

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

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Angus Farquhar

By Angus Farquhar