HC Deb 15 March 1944 vol 398 cc251-2W
Captain Ramsay

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any information he can give the House concerning the murder of Police Officer Douglas Maynard in Palestine on or about Thursday, 2nd March, by a Jewish terrorist.

Colonel Stanley

I am glad to say that the reports which appeared in the Press here on 6th March that British Constable Douglas V. Maynard had died of his injuries were without foundation. At 9 p.m. on 2nd March, Constable Maynard saw two men posting pamphlets in a Tel Aviv street. He approached them, and was immediately shot in the back by a third man. The men made their escape. The pamphlets which they were posting were issued by the Stern Group. The constable was removed to hospital in a grave condition and operated on. On 12th March his condition was so improved that his name was removed from the "seriously ill" list.