Taxi driver murder: Reward doubled to £20,000 to find cheese wire killer

Police have issued a fresh appeal 38 years on from George Murdoch's violent murder in Aberdeen.

A £10,000 reward for information has been doubled 38 years after a taxi driver was murdered with a cheese wire while on duty.

Officers are looking for any fresh clues linked to George Murdoch’s death which took place on September 29, 1983.

Thirty-eight years ago today, at around 8.35pm, the 58-year-old picked up what would turn out to be his last ever fare in Aberdeen.

Mr Murdoch told his control room he was heading to Culter but the cabbie never made his destination.

He turned off onto Pitfodels Station Road, just on the outskirts of the city near Deeside Railway Line, where he was violently attacked with a cheese wire and later died.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the murder and detectives continue to review and investigate the case.

The previous reward of £10,000 has been doubled to £20,000, to anyone who provides information leading to the confirmed identify of the killer. 

The family have set up a Facebook page to gather information.

The family continue to assist us in appealing for information and have set up a Facebook page to gather information.

Detective inspector James Callander, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “No matter how much time has passed, we still receive a positive response from members of the public from all around the world when we appeal for information about this senseless murder.

“Over the years we have received sporadic information about what may have happened to George, and this is always investigated. It is apparent that many people will still have information that may help us bring closure to his family.

“Stories are passed on, or people remember something that may have seemed insignificant to them at the time, but is actually vital for us.

“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 SCDHOLMESAberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk”

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