Baseball bat murder victim ‘was fleecing gangs’

A middle-aged man battered to death after a shopping trip was demanding money from drug gangs, a court heard. Ian Tomlin, 46, had confronted drug dealers hanging around his home and was mercilessly attacked with a baseball bat wrapped in a motorcyle chain and stabbed seven times. The former boxer’s body was found slumped outside a lift on October 17 last year at Cromwell House, Battersea, southwest London. Gary Beech, 48, and his friend Michael Swan, 45, dealt drugs on…

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