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John ‘Jack’ Armstrong murder: Case revisited 41 years later

John 'Jack' Armstrong murder:

The unsolved homicide of a cab driver is being taken a gander at again 41 years after he was found with cataclysmic head wounds.

John “Jack” Armstrong was discovered dead in October 1979, in the wake of getting a traveler in Cardiff.

On 5 October Mr Armstrong, known as Jack by loved ones, radioed in to affirm he had gathered a passage from a Fairwater bar.

The 58-year-old was never gotten with again.

His blood stained taxi was discovered that night in Treoes Lane, Treoes, close to the Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend.

After three days his body was discovered 11 miles away on Cowbridge Common.

  • Police return to 1970s unsolved homicides
  • Several assertions were taken at that point yet Mr Armstrong’s executioner has never been found.
  • It is trusted advances in innovation may now help analysts in their mission to tackle the case.

Shows will be rethought in the expectation criminological researchers will recuperate DNA that could help distinguish and follow the executioner.

Det Ch Insp Patrick Catto is going the survey and says he wants to assist the dead man’s family with getting equity for their family member.

“No case is ever shut and we stay focused on intermittently looking into unsolved cases with the expectation that propels in scientific sciences and innovation will give us another line of enquiry,” he said.

“The 1979 examination was intensive and this survey is no reflection on our associates who were included at that point,” he said.

“We do, in any case, owe it to the person in question and his family to ensure we misuse each logical development accessible to us to attempt to make sure about the advancement we need.

“In the event that the executioner is as yet alive, they’ve been living with the information on what they accomplished for over 40 years.”

  • Det Ch Insp Patrick Catt said it was “likely” somebody knew was mindful.
  • “Individuals’ loyalties change.
  • “I’d appeal to any individual who accepts they know the character of the executioner to approach.

“Staying quiet will have been a weighty weight – it’s an ideal opportunity to make the best decision.”