February 12, 2012
New doubt has been cast on the conviction of a teenage burglar for the controversial Eighties murder of anti-nuclear campaigner Hilda Murrell.
Her nephew Robert Green, who was a naval commander, has written a book containing details of DNA evidence not disclosed at the trial.
The case has been hotly debated because at the time then Labour MP Tam Dalyell claimed â€˜men of British Intelligenceâ€™ were involved.
Miss Murrell, 78, was abducted from her home in Shrewsbury in March 1984 and found days later in a nearby copse. Her car had been abandoned on a verge. The noted English rose grower had been stabbed, but the wounds were not fatal and a post mortem found she had died of hypothermia.