Media

Prior to any arrest or trial, Michael Ross was linked to the murder of Shamsuddin Mahmood in Crimewatch UK, broadcast in October 1994 and then again in ‘Unsolved, Getting away with murder’ broadcast in January 2004

Crimewatch – Broadcast throughout the UK on 6th October 1994, four months after the Orkney murder of Shamsuddin Mahmood


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Unsolved – Broadcast in January 2004, 10 years after the murder of Shamsuddin Mahmood


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Michael Ross was convicted on 20 June 2008. There follows the most recent media on the case, which has been as a result of the J4MR Campaign:

April 2013, BBC Radio Orkney – An interview with Eddy Ross


Scottish Sunday Express – 5th Jan 2014 –  Video bid to clear Michael Ross

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Michael Ross and family walking on the island of Hoy, Orkney


Scottish Sunday Express – 11th May 2014 –  I didn’t murder Orkney waiter

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The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission began reviewing Michael Ross’ case in December 2012 and completed the review in November 2015, just short of 3 years later. Follow the link below to read the concerns of the Justice for Michael Ross campaign group on the standard of the SCCRC review:

Open letter and report from J4MR to the SCCRC – February 2016

28 March 2016

The Orcadian Website – “Lost” diary could hold clues, say Michael Ross campaigners

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BBC Website – Orkney murder case campaigners claim police ‘lost evidence’

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Press & Journal – Forgotten diary of murder victim could provide crucial clues to notorious case

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Orkney MP Alistair Carmichael criticised the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission in their handling of two reviews they have completed on the case. He says that the SCCRC have “not properly engaged with concerns raised” and that the conclusions reached were “not as clear as I would expect them to be.”

Mr Carmichael, who is a former solicitor and depute procurator fiscal, also went on to say that J4MR had raised “legitimate concerns” about the police investigation into the murder of Shamsuddin Mahmood.

14 September 2016

Herald Scotland – Alistair Carmichael calls for conviction of ex-squaddie for notorious Orkney murder to be reviewed

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Press & Journal – Alistair Carmichael slams handling of notorious Orkney murder case

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Scottish Legal News Website – Alistair Carmichael questions SCCRC decision not to refer Bangladeshi murder case to High Court

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15 September 2016

BBC Website – MP criticises Orkney murder case review

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The Orcadian – Convicted killer’s appeal case not handled properly – MP

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The Orcadian – Thursday 22 June 2017


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15 March 2018

Press & Journal – Human rights team fighting for “justice”for convicted Orkney killer Michael Ross

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20 June 2018

BBC Radio Orkney – News Item at 01:27

21 June 2018

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Press & Journal – Top human rights lawyer takes on case of former Black Watch sniper convicted of killing Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney restaurant

The Scotsman – Orkney murder: Aamer Anwar to fight for freedom of Michael Ross

28 August 2018

Press & Journal – Michael Ross defends escape bids from prison

30 August 2018

The Orcadian