Policing stepped up for biker event
A yearly biker event in the UK which saw the murder of one of its attendees last year is drawing a massive police presence this year, which will cost taxpayers £1.4 million. Some are saying that the huge expense isn't necessary because the man was shot on his way home from teh event, not at it.
A "COSTLY" £1.4m police operation is underway for a motorbike festival after a Mottingham biker was murdered on his way home from the event last year.
Gerry Tobin, of Mottingham Road, Mottingham, was shot dead as he rode his motorbike along the M40 in Warwickshire last August 12.
The 35-year-old mechanic, who worked at Warr's Harley-Davidson shop in Mottingham Road, was travelling with two other motorcyclists after leaving four-day biker festival the Bulldog Bash at Long Marston, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Around 20,000 people are expected to attend this year's event which runs from today until Sunday (August 10).