• Short Summary

    BRITISH POLICE TODAY (FEBRUARY 9) SEARCHED A FARM NEAR THE VILLAGE OF STOCKING PELHAM, NORTH OF LONDON, FOR CLUES IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MRS.

  • Description

    1.
    AERIAL FARM
    0.11

    2.
    CU SIGN "STOCKING PELHAM".
    0.14

    3.
    SV POLICE PARTY MOVE OFF
    0.26

    4.
    GV HELICOPTER TAKES OFF
    0.32

    5.
    SV POLICE CLIMB FENCE.
    0.38

    6.
    GV ZOOM IN LINE OF POLICE SEARCH FIELD
    0.45

    7.
    SV POLICE PROD FIELD PAN TO GV LINE OF POLICE.
    0.59

    8.
    SV TWO POLICEMEN DIG
    1.06

    9.
    GV GROUP OF POLICE DIGGING
    1.12

    10.
    SV THOMAS INTERVIEWED
    1.33


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 10: QUESTION: "HAVE YOU FOUND ANYTHING AT ALL TODAY IN THE SEARCH?"



    THOMAS: "NOTHING WHATSOEVER."



    QUESTION: "WE'VE HAD REPORTS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN FINGERPRINTS FOUND IN THE FARMHOUSE WHICH YOU CONNECT WITH MRS. MCKAY. IS THERE ANYTHING IN THIS INSPECTOR?"



    THOMAS: "NO, I'M UNABLE TO COMMENT ON THIS."



    QUESTION: "THERE'S A REPORT TOO THAT A SHALLOW GRAVE HAS BEEN FOUND. CAN YOU COMMENT ON THAT?"



    THOMAS: "NO SHALLOW GRAVE HAS BEEN FOUND."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH POLICE TODAY (FEBRUARY 9) SEARCHED A FARM NEAR THE VILLAGE OF STOCKING PELHAM, NORTH OF LONDON, FOR CLUES IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MRS. MURIEL MCKAY, WIFE OF THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS CIRCULATION NEWSPAPER "NEWS OF THE WORLD."
    WHILE A SQUAD OF 100 POLICE EXAMINED 25 ACRES OF FARM AND ADJOINING LAND AND FINGERPRINT MEN SCRUTINISED THE FARM BUILDINGS, DETECTIVES QUESTIONED TWO BROTHERS BROUGHT FROM THE FARM ON SATURDAY TO A POLICE STATION IN A LONDON SUBURB.

    THE POLICE SEARCH, THE MOST INTENSIVE CONDUCTED BY BRITAIN'S SCOTLAND YARD SINCE THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY SEVEN YEARS AGO, FOLLOWS THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 56-YEAR-OLD MRS. MCKAY FROM HER LONDON HOME ON DECEMBER 29TH.

    THE LATEST MOVES FOLLOW THREE UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS BY POLICE TO COMPLY WITH RANSOM DEMANDS.

    A THEORY THAT CRIMINALS MAY HAVE KIDNAPPED THE WRONG WOMAN WAS DISMISSED AS PURE SPECULATION BY MRS. MCKAY'S HUSBAND, NEWSPAPER EXECUTIVE ALEXANDER MCKAY.

    THE TWO BROTHERS WERE STILL BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE TODAY.

    AT THE FARM, DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR THOMAS, WAS QUESTIONED BY REPORTERS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE SEARCH:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5F3RF0HZT12HM87UR6C742VVE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5F3RF0HZT12HM87UR6C742VVE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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