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Forum: A6 Murders 05-22-2018, 07:29 AM
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Woffinden says (p.148) in regards to Louise...

Woffinden says (p.148) in regards to Louise Anderson telling Charlotte France at Ampthill about the gun in her airing cupboard: "... the conversation was directly engineered in order to disconcert...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 10:19 PM
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"As for the perplexing reason why a family...

"As for the perplexing reason why a family member of the victim identified a man answering to Hanratty’s alias in Swiss Cottage weeks before his arrest….."

"I was not referring to the 'I saw him at...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 06:57 AM
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What really is perplexing is why Hanratty's...

What really is perplexing is why Hanratty's supporters keep relating this story as a fact when Janet Gregsten herself described it as an invention of the tabloid press. Stop it, please.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Lol, another inconvenient fact overlooked by...

Lol, another inconvenient fact overlooked by those fearless investigators Foot and Woffinden.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 05:14 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Another theory shot down by an inconvenient fact....

Another theory shot down by an inconvenient fact. :sad2:

The mentions in the earlier story about the police interest in "certain men" who frequently travel to Dublin, or who may fly to Britain from...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Thanks Spitfire, another new tidbit of info. So...

Thanks Spitfire, another new tidbit of info.

So it looks like Hanratty dumped the damaged vehicle. No wonder the car-hire firm were after him. Interesting that he abandoned it near the docks. What...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-11-2018, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Might this have been the sequence of...

Might this have been the sequence of events:

Morning of Sept 26, Acott and Oxford visit George Pratt at 72 Wood Lane and are given the letter to J Ryan from the Irish hire car firm. Acott contacts...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-10-2018, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Alfie
Unless they were as stupid as me - although it...

Unless they were as stupid as me - although it occurs to me that perhaps airline tickets in 1961 were issued like rail and bus tickets, ie, without the passenger's name on them. Especially on local...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-09-2018, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Acott and Oxford's trip to Ireland

Woffinden has fun mocking Acott and Oxford's "wild-goose chase" to Ireland in pursuit of Hanratty, but - disregarding Woff's theory that Dixie visited the cops with an Irish postcard, which I think...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-04-2018, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Up until Alphon's interview I think Acott was...

Up until Alphon's interview I think Acott was confident of pinning the murder on him. But during that interview I think he began to doubt he had the right man - partly because Alphon's appearance,...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-03-2018, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Car or motorcycle?

Sources vary on whether Alphon's 1953 conviction was for taking away a motorcycle or a motor car.

Hawser says motorcycle, as does Foot. Woffinden says motor car and Miller seems to have followed...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-03-2018, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Reading Alphon's interview with Acott (night of...

Reading Alphon's interview with Acott (night of Sept 22-23) he says he paid for his Vienna room at the Broadway, which would explain the lack of receipt at the Vienna. It would probably mean a copy...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-03-2018, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Good point. It would have placed less of a...

Good point. It would have placed less of a premium on the imaginative powers of Alphon's fitter-uppers.
Forum: A6 Murders 05-03-2018, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Right, but surely if the police or anybody else...

Right, but surely if the police or anybody else had planted the cartridge cases in an attempt to frame Alphon they'd have planted them in room 6.

I still can't quite believe how bone-headed the...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-03-2018, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The relevant part of Galves' Sept 20 statement...

The relevant part of Galves' Sept 20 statement reads: "I do not understand that part of the entry ‘£1 7s 6d deposit’ because if the guest Durrant had telephoned the hotel in the morning he could not...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-02-2018, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Foot makes a good point when he writes that...

Foot makes a good point when he writes that sometime between Nudds' first statement (Sept 15) and his second (Sept 21), "something happened which convinced the police that Alphon, not Ryan, was their...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-30-2018, 02:59 AM
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Posted By Alfie
"At a parade at Guy’s Hospital three wks...

"At a parade at Guy’s Hospital three wks before, Miss Storie picked out the wrong man, a Spanish sailor."

"... she had been operated on the day before."

"Hanratty was almost certainly the only man...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-30-2018, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Alfie
To what was I supposed to respond? The Sunday...

To what was I supposed to respond? The Sunday Times journalist - you know, the one who actually read Dixie's letters - couldn't have put it more clearly: "What emerges with awful clarity is that he...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Alfie
Cobalt - You and other conspiracy theorists can...

Cobalt - You and other conspiracy theorists can believe Dixie was involved in the murder if you like. It's a free country after all (well, semi-free at any rate, as Alfie Evans' parents have just...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Thanks for those, Spitfire. The most interesting...

Thanks for those, Spitfire.

The most interesting bit for me was the Sunday Times journo Jacobson saying: "The family is adamant that Mr France killed himself because of his horror and remorse at...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-27-2018, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Alfie
A modified exhaust?

Trower when interviewed by the Sunday Times in Dec 1966 said amongst other things: "I saw this grey Minor tearing down the road. I noticed it because it had such a loud exhaust – a modified rally job...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-26-2018, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Alfie
I wonder what Natalie's source was? I've seen...

I wonder what Natalie's source was? I've seen only an abridged version of Janet's statement so she may have mentioned it there I suppose.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-26-2018, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Back to the Morris Minor's odometer: Nick then...

Back to the Morris Minor's odometer:



Nick then pointed out that Gregsten could have started from the flat in Maidenhead, adding approx 30 miles to this total.

But Janet in her statement to the...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Perhaps, but wouldn't the defence have had access...

Perhaps, but wouldn't the defence have had access to the results of any forensic analysis? And wouldn't they have been able to call as a witness Lewis Nickolls, the director of the Met Police Lab,...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-20-2018, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Forensics and the A6 case

One of the most puzzling aspects of the case to me is the complete absence of any hairs or fibres connecting the killer to the crime. The absence of these in the car I can just about accept -...
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