Audio slideshow: Lesley Whittle remembered

BBC Shropshire's Nick Southall investigates the circumstances around the kidnapping of
17-year-old Leslie Whittle from Highley 35 years ago and the events that led up to the
capture and conviction of Donald Neilson, better known as the Black Panther.

Nick Southall speaks to investigating officers and delves into the archives to better understand
one of the most notorious cases in Shropshire's recent history.

Read more about the legacy of the case, which grabbed the headlines in 1975. Recently Donald
Neilson's appeal was rejected by the High Court. Neilson, now in his 70s, is suffering from motor
neurone disease and was told by judges he is "to die in prison".

Neilson is thought to be responsible for the burglaries of some 400 sub post offices and the
murder of three sub postmasters, as well as the kidnapping and murder of Lesley Whittle.


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