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Man pleads guilty to biker murder

Gerry Tobin
Gerry Tobin was shot after attending a bikers festival

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a biker who was shot dead as he made his way home from a festival.

Gerry Tobin, 35, of Mottingham, south-east London, was killed while riding along the M40 in Warwickshire in August last year.

Sean Creighton, 44, of Coventry, also admitted firearms offences, when he appear at Birmingham Crown Court. He will be sentenced later.

Six other men denied murder and firearms charges at earlier hearings.

Bulldog Bash

Karl Garside, 45, pleaded not guilty to murder during a previous hearing in February, while Simon Turner, 41, Dane Garside, 42, Malcolm Bull, 53, Dean Taylor, 47, and 46-year-old Ian Cameron entered their not guilty pleas last December.

The full addresses of the defendants, who are from Coventry, Nuneaton and Milton Keynes, cannot be published for legal reasons.

Creighton has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at the end of the trial which is expected to last for up to six weeks.

Mr Tobin, a mechanic, was returning home from the Bulldog Bash, held at Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon, when he was shot.

Court proceedings have been adjourned until Monday.

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