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CHEESEWIRE AND IRON MAIDEN: Police continue search for cabbie George Murdoch’s killer 39 years on

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

39 years on from the brutal murder of taxi driver George Murdoch in Aberdeen, officers in Police Scotland’s Major Investigations Team continue to request information via an appeal on national television.

On Thursday, 29 September, 1983, at 8.35pm, the 58-year-old taxi driver was violently attacked after he turned onto Pitfodels Station Road, on the outskirts of the city, and later died. A cheese wire was used during the attack.

Last month, Police Scotland issued an appeal looking to identify a man who was seen wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt in Wilson’s Sports Bar on Market Street in Aberdeen in September 2015, who officers believe may be able to help the investigation.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector James Callander, will now be appearing on BBC’s Crimewatch Live to further appeal to trace the man in the Iron Maiden t-shirt and encourage anyone else who may have useful information to come forward. Crimewatch Live will air at 10am on Tuesday 11 October, 2022 and will be available on BBC iPlayer for 24 hours afterwards.

No-one has ever been arrested in connection with the horrific murder of George, who was better known to his family as ‘Dod’, and Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (MIT) continues to review and investigate the case.

Detective Inspector James Callander, from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said: "Regardless of how much time has passed, we continue receive a positive response from members of the public from all around the world when we appeal for information about this senseless murder.

"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"


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