A grandad was murdered because he wore his ‘colours’ in a rival biker gang’s turf, a trial has been told. David Crawford, aged 59, was part of a gang with links to the infamous Hells Angels, a murder trial at Plymouth Crown Court heard today. He was mown down on the A38 on May 12 this year by member of rival Bandidos gang, who were out for revenge, the court heard.
The jury have already heard that the case involved two rival biker gangs with Mr Crawford belonging to the Cornwall branch of the Red Chiefs Motorcycle Club (MC) and Parry, Pawley and Brading belonging to the Plymouth branch of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. The jury was told how the Bandidos had a grudge against the Red Chiefs (MC) affiliated with the more notorious Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
A jury was today told it was not “pure chance” Parry, the van driver happened upon Mr Crawford who he mowed down and then dragged hundreds of metres along the A38 under his vehicle, leaving him for dead by the side of the road. Lead prosecutor Paul Cavin KC continued to open the case at Plymouth Crown Court against Benjamin Parry, Thomas Pawley and Chad Brading for the murder of the grandad on the evening of May 12 this year.