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Pool of jurors chosen in murder trial of gunned-down Bulldog Bash biker.

A pool of potential jurors was chosen yesterday to try six defendants accused of murdering a biker who was gunned down on the M40.

A judge at Birmingham Crown Court warned those selected to form the panel, which will be sworn in today, not to conduct their own investigations into the killing of Gerry Tobin.

Mr Tobin, from Mottingham, south-east London, was shot in the back of the head as he returned home from a motorcycle festival in Warwickshire.

The trial of six men, who all deny murdering the 35-year-old, is expected to last for up to six weeks.

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 Ian Cameron (46), entered their not guilty pleas last December.

All six men also face a charge of possessing a shotgun, while Turner and Dane Garside are further charged with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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

During the selection of potential jurors, the trial judge, Mr Justice Treacy, asked whether any of them had ever been a member of, or knew members of, any organised bikers' group.

Mr Tobin, a mechanic, was returning home from the Bulldog Bash.

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