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    A SECOND MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LONDON TRIPLE POLICE SLAYING WAS ARRESTED IN GLASGOW TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND FLOWN TO LONDON.

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    GLASGOW ARREST; FROGMEN SEARCH THAMES FOR WEAPON; ARRESTED MAN, DUDDY, FLOWN TO LONDON, OUT OF PLANE WITH RAINCOAT OVER HEAD; ESCORTED TO SHEPHERDS BUSH POLICE STATION.




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    Background: A SECOND MAN SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE LONDON TRIPLE POLICE SLAYING WAS ARRESTED IN GLASGOW TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND FLOWN TO LONDON. THERE HE WAS TAKEN TO SHEPHERDS BUSH POLICE STATION, HEADQUARTERS OF THE NATIONWIDE MURDER HUNT.

    THE WANTED MAN, JOHN DUDDY WAS ARRESTED AFTER AN INTENSIVE MANHUNT THERE AND IN LONDON. HE WAS UNARMED AND UNRESISTING DESPITE WARNINGS HE WAS DANGEROUS. TWO CAR-LOADS OF DETECTIVES LED BY DUDDY'S BROTHER, VINCENT, SWOOPED ON THE SLUM TENEMENT HE WAS IN - JUST 50 YARDS, (45 METRES) FROM A POLICE STATION AND TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY. A THIRD MAN IS STILL BEING SOUGHT.

    DUDDY WHO WAS BORN IN THE SCOTTISH CITY WAS IDENTIFIED BY A TATTOO MARK - SKULL AND THE WORDS 'TRUE TO DEATH'. YESTERDAY JOHN EDWARD WHITNEY, 36, WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY ON CHARGES OF MURDERING, WITH OTHERS, THE THREE POLICEMEN LAST FRIDAY. THEY WERE SHOT DOWN WHEN APPROACHING A CAR NEAR WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON.

    DUDDY, 37, WAS FLOWN TO LONDON UNDER CLOSE ESCORT A RAINCOAT SHROUDED HIS HEAD AS HE STEPPED DOWN THE STEPS OF A REGULAR PASSENGER PLANE INTO A POLICE VAN.

    EARLIER TODAY POLICE DIVERS CARRIED OUT A SECOND SEARCH FOR A MURDER WEAPON BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO THE THAMES AT LAMBETH BRIDGE, BUTY THEY FOUND NOTHING.

    DONATIONS FOR THE RELATIVES OF THE THREE SLAIN DETECTIVES - ALL UNARMED - HAVE NOW REACHED GBP5000. ONE CAME FROM MRS RAYMOND PURDY, THE WIDOW OF A DETECTIVE SHOT BASE IN 1959. THE CASE PROVOKED A STORM OF DEMANDS FOR ARMING THE POLICE SIMILAR TO THAT SET OFF BY THE CURRENT MURDERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2IDRJZKOB3N5C3N7HC7PB6RLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IDRJZKOB3N5C3N7HC7PB6RLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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