27th march 2017
Death threat letter for ex-cop friend of SNP activist Willie McRae
A RETIRED policeman who was the last known person to see SNP activist Willie McRae alive has received a death threat.
By PAULA MURRAY – EXCLUSIVE. PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Donald Morrison believes the chilling anonymous letter was linked to his campaign to discover the truth about the lawyer’s mysterious demise in 1985.
The stencilled message reading: “Let’s hope the next victim of a police shooting is you,” was posted from Glasgow to his home in Banffshire two years ago.
After filing a complaint with the police, the 74-year-old then began to suspect that he was being followed and also believes his phone and email have been hacked
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I have reported two incidents to the police but there has been no interest to follow them up
The former Strathclyde PC said: “I have reported two incidents to the police but there has been no interest to follow them up.
“I have also received a threatening letter which stated, ‘Let’s hope the next victim of a police shooting is you’. The first three words were handwritten, the rest stencilled in. It was quite unnerving.
“I also believe my phone and computer have been hacked and it is all down to the fact I will not give up until I have answers for Willie McRae. I feel I owe him the truth since no one else seems to care.”
The death threat was postmarked in the Glasgow Mail Centre on March 9, 2015 – the day after a story appeared in the Scottish Sunday Express about the ongoing investigation into McRae’s death.
Mr Morrison said: “Knowing what we do know of the sex abuse and the names of some of the perpetrators it is probable Willie McRae had come across some explosive evidence which is why he had to be silenced.
“I do not accept the suicide verdict. I know what I saw the night I stopped the traffic to allow him to perform a U-turn on his way up north. That was not a man about to take his own life.
“I saw two cars with two men tearing after him, Special Branch, and 24 hours later he was dead.”
A public petition to launch an official inquiry into McRae’s death was dropped after officials insisted there was nothing further to investigate.