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    A 36-YEAR-OLD MAN, JOHN WITNEY, APPEARED IN THE WEST LONDON MAGISTRATE'S COURT TODAY (TUESDAY) AND WAS REMANDED FOR TRIAL FOR THE ALLEGED MURDER OF THREE UNARMED LONDON POLICEMEN.

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    SCENES OUTSIDE COURT; INCLUDING POLICE VAN WITH WITNEY INSIDE DRIVING AWAY.




    Initials RM/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 36-YEAR-OLD MAN, JOHN WITNEY, APPEARED IN THE WEST LONDON MAGISTRATE'S COURT TODAY (TUESDAY) AND WAS REMANDED FOR TRIAL FOR THE ALLEGED MURDER OF THREE UNARMED LONDON POLICEMEN. WITNEY, HANDCUFFED TO TWO PLAIN CLOTHES DETECTIVES, APPEARED IN COURT FOR ONLY TWO MINUTES BEFORE BEING REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR A WEEK.

    WITNEY WAS CHARGED AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH POLICE STATION LAST NIGHT WITH THE MURDER OF THE THREE POLICEMEN NEAR SHEPHERD'S BUSH LAST FRIDAY. ALL OF THEM WERE SHOT DEAD.

    MEANWHILE, THE POLICE ARE CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH FOR TWO MEN THEY BELIEVE CAN HELP THEM IN THEIR INQUIRY. BOTH MEN ARE KNOWN TO THE POLICE. ONE WAS SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM AND THE OTHER TO EIGHT YEARS FOR CRIMES OF VIOLENCE -- INCLUDING AN ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICERS.

    BOTH MEN ESCAPED FROM PRISON EARLIER THIS YEAR. A BIG MANHUNT WAS LAUNCHED FOR THEM THEN AND POLICE WARNED THAT THEY COULD BE DANGEROUS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA159Z84FN9LU0UVL5X6KVYJZ11
    Media URN:
    VLVA159Z84FN9LU0UVL5X6KVYJZ11
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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