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Jeff, Where is the info that Anna Murdoch was to used the rolls at the last minute?

I thought Alick McKay who had retired, was offered deputy chairman of News of the World becoming Chairman while Murdoch and Anna were in Australia for six weeks. While in Australia Alec and Muriel were given use of the Rolls Royce on 19th Dec,1969, the day the Murdoch's went to Australia. So how could Anna use it if she was in Australia? The Hussains tailed the car to Wimbledon thinking that was where Murdoch lived.

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Because of a last minute change in a schedule that was just too wonderful to be true for a would-be victim, but terrible for Mrs. McKay. I keep thinking it was too wonderful to be sheer chance.
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Mrs. Murdoch was supposed to use the limousine from the organization that day - she'd been on a regular time schedule that the Hossein Brothers kept track of. At the last moment she decides not to, and Mrs. Mckay uses it, with devastating results for her. None of this excuses the Hoseins, but one wonders if a second crime was covered up.
I really tend to think that Rupert Murdoch had more than sufficient resources and ruthlessness to hire some hard men to deal with potential kidnappers, and remove them permanently from the picture, rather than offer them a substitute victim and hope they'd not make more trouble in future.
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Jeff, Where is the info that Anna Murdoch was to used the rolls at the last minute?

I thought Alick McKay who had retired, was offered deputy chairman of News of the World becoming Chairman while Murdoch and Anna were in Australia for six weeks. While in Australia Alec and Muriel were given use of the Rolls Royce on 19th Dec,1969, the day the Murdoch's went to Australia. So how could Anna use it if she was in Australia? The Hussains tailed the car to Wimbledon thinking that was where Murdoch lived.

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I read the story about the curious case of the transferred use of the car in a book by Edgar Lustgarten (he did not suggest anything odd, just chancy, but I have grown up noting Mr. Murdoch's career, so I can believe him capable of anything).

I still do - sorry.

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The police really cocked up the whole ransom thing. It was not the met's finest moment. Will go into more detail tomorrow. Too tired now.

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Now if someone suggested Rupert arranged it to get rid of wifey, I might believe it.
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Because of a last minute change in a schedule that was just too wonderful to be true for a would-be victim, but terrible for Mrs. McKay. I keep thinking it was too wonderful to be sheer chance. Knowing how Mr. Murdoch considers everyone fodder for his newspapers and media empire, the wife of a leading figure in that organization would be just as "well" treated.

Keep in mind, this is the same man who was listening in on the homes of crime victims a few years back for his "News of the World".

Mrs. Murdoch was supposed to use the limousine from the organization that day - she'd been on a regular time schedule that the Hossein Brothers kept track of. At the last moment she decides not to, and Mrs. Mckay uses it, with devastating results for her. None of this excuses the Hoseins, but one wonders if a second crime was covered up.
Not true. The Murdochs were in Australia. The car was loaned to the Alick McKay several days before the kidnap.
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