Case 25

Prue Bird

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“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will their fucking families. And if we don’t get them, our mates will. It would be a shame if anything happened to your sweet little Prue, wouldn’t it”.

Those words were allegedly said by one of the men convicted for the Russell Street Bombing that we covered the last episode.

The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel.

The man who was arrested turned crown witness and whose evidence was instrumental in the conviction of the Russell Street bombers…

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

EPISODE RESEARCH AND NARRATION:

Episode researched and narrated by Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

VIDEOS:

The Innocent (Part 1) – Australian Story

 

ARTICLES:

‘I was the catalyst’: Russell Street bombing key witness Paul Hetzel breaks silence on murder of granddaughter Prue Bird – ABC

 

ARCHIVES:

Following newspaper articles from The Age:

  • February 18th, 1992, Page 3
  • August 6th, 1992, Page 4
  • July 8th,1997, Page 29
  • September 26th, 1999, Page 5
  • September 28th, 1999, pages 10 and 11

 

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“If any bastard ever thought about going to the cops about us, they’ll be killed and so will their fucking families. And if we don’t get them, our mates will. It would be a shame if anything happened to your sweet little Prue, wouldn’t it”.

Those words were allegedly said by one of the men convicted for the Russell Street Bombing that we covered the last episode.

The person he said those words to? Paul Hetzel.

The man who was arrested turned crown witness and whose evidence was instrumental in the conviction of the Russell Street bombers…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

EPISODE RESEARCH AND NARRATION:

Episode researched and narrated by Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

VIDEOS:

The Innocent (Part 1) – Australian Story

 

ARTICLES:

‘I was the catalyst’: Russell Street bombing key witness Paul Hetzel breaks silence on murder of granddaughter Prue Bird – ABC

 

ARCHIVES:

Following newspaper articles from The Age:

  • February 18th, 1992, Page 3
  • August 6th, 1992, Page 4
  • July 8th,1997, Page 29
  • September 26th, 1999, Page 5
  • September 28th, 1999, pages 10 and 11

 

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