Two members of a motorcycle gang have been convicted of killing a Hell's Angel biker who was shot in the head on the M40 last year.

Simon Turner, 41, from Nuneaton, and Dane Garside, 42, from Coventry, were both found guilty of the murder of Gerry Tobin, who died in August last year.

They were also convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life while Turner was also found guilty of possessing two shotguns.

The jury was today continuing its deliberations in relation to four other defendants at Birmingham Crown Court.

Mr Tobin, a 35-year-old mechanic, from South East London, was "executed" in a military style operation after he left the Bulldog Bash, a festival held for Hell's Angels at Long Marston, near Stratford-up-Avon.

It is alleged his killers all belong to the South Warwickshire Chapter of a rival biker's gang, the Outlaws, based in Coventry.

The court has heard that the defendants carried out a scouting mission during the days leading up to the killing and on the day in question there were two teams "covering" different exits of the M40.

Timothy Raggatt, QC, prosecuting said one of the teams, travelling in a Rover, lay in wait in a lay by on August 12 before pursuing Mr Tobin who was riding his Harley Davidson, and travelling in convoy with other bikers.

He said as Mr Tobin sped along the M40 the Rover, travelling at up to 90-miles-per-hour, caught him up and two shots were fired at him from the vehicle.

One struck him in the head, killing him almost instantly while the other hit his mudguard. Before the beginning of the trial Sean Creighton, 44, from Coventry, another member of the Chapter, pleaded guilty to murdering Mr Tobin.