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 ‘men of British Intelligence’ 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.