Tobin murder: Biker denies supplying weapons

Accused denies any involvement in supplying weapons to the killers of Gerry Tobin

A BIKER accused of murdering a Hells Angel from south-east London has denied supplying the weapons used in the killing.

Simon Turner told Birmingham Crown Court he had no official title with the South Warwickshire chapter of the Outlaws when Gerry Tobin, from Mottingham, was killed.

Turner, from Nuneaton, is among six defendants who deny the murder of Mr Tobin, who was shot as he rode along the M40 near Warwick at around 90mph in August last year.

Under questioning from his QC, Turner said he had not fired a shot at the deceased and was not present in the car from which Mr Tobin was gunned down.

The 41-year-old mechanic, who claims he was at an industrial unit in Coventry on the day of the killing, also told his trial that co-defendant Malcolm Bull had insulted his fellow Outlaws by making statements to the police.

Under questioning from Bull's counsel, Turner rejected suggestions that he had been the group's Sergeant-at-Arms but conceded Bull had been "blanked" by his co-defendants because the Outlaws' Rule 14 imposed a strict no comment policy on its members.

Bull, 53, and Turner are on trial alongside four men from Coventry - Karl Garside, 45, his brother Dane Garside, 42, Dean Taylor, 47, and 46-year-old Ian Cameron.

A fifth man from Coventry, 44-year-old Sean Creighton, pleaded guilty to murder and both firearms charges on the day before the trial began.