A Thorn In Their Side: The Hilda Murrell Murder

A Thorn In Their Side: The Hilda Murrell Murder

As the current British government presses to replace nuclear power plants and weapons, despite the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, this deeply disturbing saga about a distinguished British woman and law-abiding patriot and her devoted, tenacious nephew is powerfully topical ...

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As the current British government presses to replace nuclear power plants and weapons, despite the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, this deeply disturbing saga about a distinguished British woman and law-abiding patriot and her devoted, tenacious nephew is powerfully topical.



The extraordinary story of a 27-year pursuit of the truth about how and why Robert Green’s aunt Hilda Murrell, a noted English rose grower turned anti-nuclear campaigner, was found brutally murdered outside her home town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Aged 78, she had just gained approval to testify at the first British planning inquiry into a new nuclear power plant at Sizewell, Suffolk.

 

The police theory that a lone, panicking burglar robbed and abducted Hilda in her own car for petty cash erupted into a sensational political conspiracy around Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s plans for nuclear energy, and the controversial sinking of the Argentine cruiser GeneralBelgrano in the 1982 Falklands War.

 

The police took until 2005 to secure the conviction of Andrew George as Hilda’s unlikely murderer – in 1984 a 16-year-old foster home truant who could not drive.Former Royal Navy Commander Robert Green has uncovered explosive new evidence, not presented at George’s trial, which should have acquitted him.

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