15. Scotland – The Schoolboy Assassin

It was June the 2nd 1994, a summer’s evening in Kirkwall, Orkney.

Waiter, 26-year-old Bangladeshi national, Shamol Mahmood, clocked in for his second shift that season. Little did he know, that this would be his last night alive.

As Shamol was serving his customers, a masked gunman walked into the restaurant, pointed a pistol at his head and shot him point blank.

It would take more than a decade to solve this case, which police referred to as the thousand piece puzzle.

And even after they arrested a man for this senseless crime, the residents of Orkney were still divided: was he really the killer?

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The Schoolboy Assassin

Unsolved: Getting Away with Murder

Crime Watch




Orkney’s Most Infamous Murder

A shocking murder and killer jailed for life. So, 8 years on, why do doubts still linger?

Top human rights lawyer takes on case of former Black Watch sniper convicted of killing Bangladeshi waiter in Orkney restaurant.

Secret murderous past kept hidden by Black Watch hero

Legal documents

Appeal by Michael Alexander Ross

Special thanks: Les Robertson

Narrated by: Noel Vinson

Researched & Produced by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.1

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