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BIKERS JAILED FOR ATTACK ON TE

Two bikers were jailed for six

Colin McCombie, 36, of Papermill Road, Sheffield and Simon Negrotti, 33, of Newbold Road, Chesterfield, were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court this morning.They were convicted of the manslaughter of 19-year-old Steven Rowley from Seaham, last month. Rowley had been stabbed and beaten to death by members of the Druids Bikers gang after a row about noise and dangerous driving near Scarborough Mere in April 1989.John Megson, the Druids Vice President at the time, was originally convicted of Rowleys murder. His case was the subject of two BBC Rough Justice programmes and his conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal at his retrial at Teesside Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter.Sentencing the pair to six years High Court judge Mr Justice Poole accepted McCombie and Negrotti had no knowledge that Rowley would be killed."I have no doubt that the decision was to go to Rowleys campsight and to inflict terror, violence and conflict. You and Megson were all parties to that decision. You bear each of you a responsibility for Rowleys death."Both Rowley and Darren Lynn were viciously attacked and Rowley died of his injuries. I accept that was not your intention but it can not be ignored."