Aberdeen Journal Aberdeenshire, Scotland, June 4th 1920
Growing Belief He is Toplis. Aberdeenshire Minister’s Strange Story of a Lift
No arrest has yet been made in connection with the Tomintoul shooting outrage, but the hue and cry has widely been circulated and the Police of Banffshire and Aberdeenshire are keeping a close watch on all the roads and railways and hope to run the wanted man to earth in the next day or two. It is realised that the criminal who shot Constable Greig and Mr Grant, the farmer .in the gamekeeper’s hut is no ordinary offender and that he is cunning as well as desperate.
The belief gaining more credence is that he is Percy Toplis, wanted the Hampshire Police for the murder of Sidney Edward Spicer, the taxi-cab driver has added zest and excitement to the manhunt in Aberdeenshire and has aroused interest in the Tomintoul outrage which is as keen in London as it is in the north of Scotland …