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John Palmer: police thought top villain shot dead in his garden had died from natural causes

by | 2nd, July 2015

John Palmer brinks mat shot

 

John Palmer is dead. He was dubbed the ‘Goldfinger’ due to his alleged links to the £26 million Brink’s-Mat bullion raid on a Heathrow security warehouse in 1983. Most of the stolen booty has never been located.

Mr Palmer was shot dead in his garden.

The Times :

Essex police have launched a murder investigation after initially treating the death of John “Goldfinger” Palmer as non-suspicious.

He was shot dead in his garden. Would it be suspicious had Mr Palmer been stabbed in the library or beaten to death with a candlestick in the observatory?

Palmer, who was once dubbed Britain’s richest criminal, was found dead in the garden of his home in South Weald, Brentwood, last Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the force said that police and paramedics apparently missed the gunshot wounds in his chest because Palmer had “pre-existing injuries due to recent surgery”.

Eh? Police mistook a fatal gunshot wound for a surgical scar?

“Closer inspection raised doubt and a post-mortem examination was conducted to establish the cause of death,” she added.

The BBC :

Paramedics were called to John “Goldfinger” Palmer’s Essex home to reports of a cardiac arrest on 24 June. But a post-mortem examination on 30 June revealed the 64-year-old convicted conman had been shot in the chest.

The killer(s)

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