Jack Witney served twenty-five years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered in his Bristol flat a few years later.
The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families.And the biggest manhunt by British police...The establishment, press and public reaction, the trial, and the aftermath are all set out in compelling narrative detail. Jack Witney served twenty-five years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered in his Bristol flat a few years later. John Duddy died in Parkhurst after fifteen years. But Harry Roberts, by his own admission the instigator of the crime and the most notorious, was released from prison after forty-eight years in 2015 making national front page news. What could possess an apparently rational and sane man, albeit an habitual criminal, to commit such a callous and ruthless act? What kind of a man is he? How can an ordinary person understand what he did? Should he be forgiven?50 years later, the full story for the first time.
12 August 1966. The country is rejoicing in the glory of a World Cup victory. Until a split-second decision leaves three men brutally murdered in the street, three men on the run and the hearts of a nation horrified. Fifty years on, The Shepherd's Bush Murders throws open the case of Britain's most shocking crime in full for the first time, uncovering the lives, motivations and fates of the perpetrators - including the chillingly notorious Harry Roberts - and unravelling the complex events and aftermath of that fateful day in intricate detail.
Nick Russell-Pavier is a writer, dramatist, producer, director, TV/film composer and sheep farmer in the Black Mountains
August 1966 - Harry Roberts, a hardened criminal known for his unflinching violence, murders three unarmed police officers in cold blood. This is the chilling examination of a crime that would come to haunt the nation forever - 50 years on, Nick Russell-Pavier examines the killers behind the ruthless murders.
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