The meeting to launch “A Thorn In Their Side”, Rob Green’s latest book about the murder in 1984 of his aunt, Hilda Murrell, was so well attended that people had to be turned away. It is clear that there is still much concern about the case in Shrewsbury. Rob told the meeting about new evidence which is constantly emerging and which throws grave doubt on the conviction of the man who is now in prison for the murder. At the time, he was a small 16-year old who couldn’t drive, yet the body of Hilda, five inches taller than the youth, was found several miles from her home. Rob’s wife, Kate Dewes, who is a Member of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters at the UN, told of the harassment that many people involved in the case had suffered over the years since Hilda’s death. The meeting unanimously adopted a resolution asking for a public enquiry. It will be sent to the media and MPs.
Resolution adopted by Shrewsbury Public Meeting, 21 March 2012
In light of key evidence not disclosed at Andrew George’s 2005 trial(documented in Robert Green’s book ‘A Thorn in Their Side’ and outlined at this meeting) this meeting calls for a Commission of Inquiry into the Hilda Murrell murder case.
• ask for the book at your local library;
• ask your local bookshop to buy it;
• send the resolution to your MP and encourage her/him to join a group of MPs who are working on an Early Day Motion.
The book is available from Word Power books, Edinburgh, Pengwern Books, Shrewsbury or CND.
Details are at http://hildamurrell.org/shop/