Unsolved shop murder case of John Green set to be reviewed

Bournemouth Echo: BRUTALLY MURDERED: John Green BRUTALLY MURDERED: John Green

POLICE are re-examining the murder of a Poole businessman committed nearly 20 years ago.

John Green’s blood-stained body was found slumped at the back of his shop in Poole Road, Branksome, in February 1991.

Despite extensive inquiries into the frenzied stabbing, no one has been charged with killing the 36-year-old.

The offence is now the subject of a so-called Cold Case Review, where officers look again at the evidence to see if new investigative techniques can help to solve the crime.

Police believe that Mr Green was killed between 3.15pm and 4pm on February 1, 1991. His body was found the following day by his girlfriend, Lori de Carteret.

Mr Green had hosted a party at his home on the weekend before he died, which made the investigation difficult due to the number of fingerprints at the scene. Thousands of lines of inquiry have been followed and more than 1,000 statements taken over the years, but police are still no closer to finding Mr Green’s killer.

The case received widespread publicity including a reconstruction on Crimewatch. Even the offer of a £20,000 reward yielded no clues.

But police remain confident that one day they will receive a vital piece of information that will solve the murder. Anyone who has any information is asked to call Dorset Police on 01202 222222 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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2:32pm Thu 29 Jul 10

Huey says...

Come on own up
Come on own up Huey
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3:56pm Thu 29 Jul 10

boracay says...

After all these year's still unsolved. Would take a Very, Very honest and special type of person to now come forward and put an end to this investigation for good after the length of time that has past!!
After all these year's still unsolved. Would take a Very, Very honest and special type of person to now come forward and put an end to this investigation for good after the length of time that has past!! boracay
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11:59pm Thu 29 Jul 10

yankee says...

Is this best use of the police's time?
Is this best use of the police's time? yankee
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9:32pm Fri 30 Jul 10

Very Old Man says...

yankee wrote:
Is this best use of the police's time?
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]yankee[/bold] wrote: Is this best use of the police's time?[/p][/quote]Yes. Very Old Man
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