29 Nov 2010

Crewe inquiry decision a matter for police, says minister

1:11 pm on 29 November 2010

Justice Minister Simon Power says he is unable to order an investigation into the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe, and that it is a matter for the police.

Arthur Allan Thomas was convicted twice of the 1970 murders and later pardoned. No-one else was tried and the case remains unsolved

Earlier this year the Crewes' daughter, Rochelle, wrote to the Prime Minister asking for an inquiry.

Mr Thomas' son-in-law, William Rowe, also wrote to Simon Power asking for the same thing.

A spokesperson for Mr Power says the minister has sent a reply saying an inquiry is a matter for the police to decide on.

The police announced last month that they were reviewing the homicide case files.