MORE than 100 years have passed since the murder of Edwardian schoolboy Teddy Haskell.

The Salisbury murder mystery has fascinated local historians, and now a group that has extensively researched the case want to change the 12-year-old’s death certificate, which states he was killed by his mother Flora.

She was twice cleared of killing him in October 1908, and although historians are split on the true identity of the murderer, a group of residents believe that she should not be named on the official record as a killer.

The anomaly comes as an earlier inquest named her as the murderer — despite two trials at Devizes Crown Court finding her not guilty due to lack of evidence.

Lord Lucan was the last person to be named a murderer by a coroner in 1974 as the power to do so was removed by the Criminal Law Act 1977.

The case was extensively covered in the press at the time and her most famous quote “If I did it.... I don’t remember” became the title of a book by Frogg Moody and Bruce Purvis.

Now Frogg, Ruby Vitorino from the Fisherton History Society, and ward city councillor Matthew Dean have launched a campaign to change the death certificate.

Ruby said: “The death certificate says clearly that the cause of death was murder. That was written before it even went to court. The coroner [who made the finding that Flora was guilty of murder] was directed by the policeman from London.”

Cllr Dean added: “Whether you believe she did it is immaterial. She was cleared and she left court without a stain on her character.

"It therefore seems an historical injustice that the death certificate should not be adjusted.”

In order to overturn the death certificate the group will need to apply to the High Court.