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30 years ago today, Hilda Murrell, was abducted and then murdered. On 18 March 2014, UK Parliament: “Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will open an inquiry into the death of Hilda Murrell in 1984; [191558]
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(2) what (a) Cabinet papers and (b) papers of her Department relating to the Hilda Murrell case will be released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the 30th anniversary of Hilda Murrell’s abduction and murder;[191568]
(3) if she will publish her Department’s briefing for the then Minister of State, Giles Shaw, for the adjournment debate on 19 December 1984. [191573]
Damian Green: The Government has no plans to open an inquiry into the death of Hilda Murrell. Any files held by the Government on the case will be considered for release within the requirements and timescales set out in the Public Records Act. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140318/text/140318w0001.htm#column_533W Will they release the files? Or is there something to hide?

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A Thorn in Their Side: Hilda Murrell Threatened Britain’s Nuclear State. She Was Brutally Murdered. This is the True Story of Her Shocking Death.” By Robert Green. John Blake Publishing Ltd (8 Aug 2013):
In 1984, at the age of 78, world-renowned rose grower Hilda Murrell was found brutally murdered in the Shropshire countryside. She had just gained approval to testify on the unsolved problems of radioactive waste 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 involving prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s plans for British nuclear energy and the controversial sinking of the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano in the 1982 Falklands War. The West Mercia police took until 2005 to secure the conviction of Andrew…

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