OAP murder police in birthday appeal

DETECTIVES have called for the wall of silence surrounding the brutal killing of elderly pensioner Jenny Methven to be broken – on what would have been her 81st birthday.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gall called on anyone shielding the killer or killers to come forward. He said: “I cannot stress strongly enough that someone out there knows the truth and has crucial information that could help us to achieve our goal. I would ask them to come forward. Help us to find the truth as to how an elderly woman was so brutally murdered in her own home.”

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Mrs Methven was battered to death in the kitchen of her isolated cottage home on the outskirts of Forteviot, Perthshire, on 20 February. She was found by her son, David, 57, slumped at her kitchen table with a blood-stained towel over her head. He is not a suspect.

Mr Gall said yesterday would have been Mrs Methven’s 81st birthday, and that it had been a difficult day for her family and friends.