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The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families. And the biggest manhunt by British police.... 

Jack Witney served 25 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 15 years. But Harry Roberts, by his own admission the instigator of the crime and the most notorious, was released from prison after 48 years in 2015, making national front page news. What could possess an apparently rational and sane man, albeit a habitual criminal, to commit such a callous and ruthless act? How can an ordinary person understand what he did? Should he be forgiven?

©2016 Nicholas Russell-Pavier (P)2020 Oakhill

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Interesting listen

Well narrated, interesting and thought provoking, if not sickening story of criminals who are better off forgotten. May the Police Officers Rest in Peace.

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Brilliant

I didn’t know much about the Shepherd’s Bush murders all I knew was police officers were killed and it happened in a time when British society was changing dramatically. I enjoyed listening to the story especially about Britain 20 years after the war and how things were so different back then. Also the story of what happened that day is very detailed but not too tedious the story is told in a way that you know what’s going to happen but you the build up to it is full of detail you won’t find on any Wikipedia pages. The Author goes into great detail of everyone involved, from a witness in a tower block to the killers and the police officers that caught them. If you like true crime with a little history then I strongly recommend you try this book.

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Great listen

The story is told very well with great detail given to the aftermath and narrated with equal quality.

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The Shepherd’s Bush Murders

Meticulously researched and very well written.
The narration is excellent and the accents of each character are very good.

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A great insight to this historic and heinous crime

The narrator not only brings the story to live, but adds context to each element of this crime as it plays out. It’s comprehensive and insightful. Great listen to all those that love true crime!