Barr, Martin

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Barr, Martin Gender: M
Martin Thomas Barr
born on 14 December 1967 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Motherwell, Scotland, 55n48, 4w0
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°38' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°16 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 09°51'


Scottish noted family, the son of John and Elaine Barr, owners of a butcher shop in Wishaw. Raised in the business, Martin worked along with his mom and dad at the shop. When the world's worst outbreak of E-coli 0157 poisoning broke out in Wishaw in 1996 with 21 people dead and 400 ill, at least 100 seriously enough to be hospitalized, suspicion fell on Barr's shop. After a 37-day investigation, it was found that Barr's was found to have failed to insure adequate inspection and safety measures for hygienic meat safety. It was also found to have failed to cooperate fully with environmental health officers who had visited the shop on 11/22/1996 to warn him of the possible link between his meat and the death of six pensioners on 11/17. They had eaten lunch in Wishaw's Old Parish Church Hall before falling fatally ill.

On 11/26, Harry Shaw, the first of the men died. John Barr closed his shop the following day as an investigation began. By 12/01, Monklands hospital was forced to open another ward to cope with the influx of patients being admitted. On 1/15/1997, the Government released the details of the investigation report.

Barr re-opened his shop on 2/27 and it was not until 10/20 that he went on trial, denying culpable and reckless conduct in connection with the supply of cooked meats in his shop. A week later, the trial collapsed due to a lack of evidence and Barr was released. However, he and his wife Elaine and son Martin went on trial on a charge of breaching food hygiene regulations on 1/19/1998. It quickly concluded with a fine the following day of 2,250 pounds.


  • child->parent relationship with Barr, Elaine (born 10 March 1946)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 22 November 1996 (Health inspection of butcher shop)
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  • Work : Lose social status 27 November 1996 (Close of shop for investigation)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 27 February 1997 (Re-opening of shop)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 20 October 1997 (First trial date of breach of hygiene regulations)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 19 January 1998 (Fine 2,250 pounds for breach of hygiene regulations)
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Source Notes

Caroline Gerard quotes B.C. in Transit January 1999


  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with mom and dad)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (Fined due to poor business conduct)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide involvement (Deaths due to contaminated meat)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Breach of hygiene regulations)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Family owned butcher shop)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Butcher/ Meat