George Murdoch murder: Police appeal for man wearing Iron Maiden shirt

George Murdoch murder: Police appeal for man wearing Iron Maiden shirt

Police hunting killer of taxi driver who was garrotted with cheese wire 39 years ago will make fresh TV appeal to trace man wearing Iron Maiden T-shirt at a bar in 2015

  • George Murdoch was killed while working in Aberdeen on September 29, 1983
  • He was headed to the suburb of Culter but never reached his final destination 
  • Police Scotland will make a fresh appeal to trace a man seen in Aberdeen in 2015
  • They believe he will help the investigation; no one has ever been arrested for it 

Police hunting the killer of a taxi driver who was garrotted with cheese wire 39 years ago will make a fresh television appeal to trace a man who was seen wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt at a bar in 2015. 

George Murdoch, known as Dod, was attacked with cheese wire while working in Aberdeen on September 29, 1983.

At 8.35pm that evening he told his control room he was heading to Culter, a suburb about eight miles from the city centre, but never reached his destination.

The 58-year-old turned off on to Pitfodels Station Road, on the outskirts of the city near Deeside Railway Line, where he was attacked and later died.

George Murdoch, known as Dod, was attacked with cheese wire while working in Aberdeen on September 29, 1983

Police Scotland issued an appeal for information as they try to trace a man who was seen wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt in Wilson’s Sports Bar on Market Street in Aberdeen in September 2015

Last month, Police Scotland issued an appeal for information as they try to trace a man who was seen wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt in Wilson’s Sports Bar on Market Street in Aberdeen in September 2015.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Murdoch but officers believe the man may be able to help with their investigation.

On Tuesday morning, senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector James Callander, will speak on BBC’s Crimewatch Live to raise awareness about the appeal.

He said on Monday: ‘Regardless of how much time has passed, we continue to receive a positive response from members of the public from all around the world when we appeal for information about this senseless murder.

No one has ever been arrested for the murder of George Murdoch who was garrotted with cheese wire 39 years ago

‘Following our appeal last year, we now have information about a man we would like to speak to who may be able to assist with information about George’s murder.

‘Hopefully, the national television appeal will give us the platform to reach someone who may be able to help us identify this man.

‘We continue to receive information about what may have happened to George and any new information we do receive is thoroughly investigated.

‘We are urging anyone who has not come forward previously who believes they can assist the investigation to contact 101 or e-mail a dedicated inbox at [email protected]

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