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Forum: A6 Murders 05-18-2018, 02:56 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Woffinden believed in justice. So, in my...

Woffinden believed in justice.

So, in my opinion, do all of the contributors on this site, whether for or against Hanratty.

We are scrutinising justice in our land, even although the events...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By cobalt
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.

No. I can't...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-16-2018, 02:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
To clarify, I believe that Hanratty’s alibi...

To clarify, I believe that Hanratty’s alibi was a genuine one (eventually). When I said it was a ‘dead end’ I was not abandoning belief in his alibi but accepting the limitations...
Forum: A6 Murders 05-15-2018, 03:03 PM
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Posted By cobalt
There have been been a fair amount of...

There have been been a fair amount of anti-Hanratty contributions of late, so forgive me if I attempt to redress the balance.

As I said some time ago, the Liverpool/Rhyl alibi is a dead end street....
Forum: A6 Murders 05-02-2018, 11:14 AM
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Posted By cobalt
A salute to Nick from me as well- that was a...

A salute to Nick from me as well- that was a terrific find.
Cathy McGowan must have dome some acting prior to her TV work, for she had Cher's mannerisms off to a T.
A reminder of when 'pop' music...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-28-2018, 03:19 PM
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Posted By cobalt
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, 02:06 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Alfie, I cannot put the same weight on Dixie...

Alfie,

I cannot put the same weight on Dixie France’s letters as you do. There is always the tendency to assume that a suicide note, rather like a deathbed confession, will be the unvarnished...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 02:20 PM
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Posted By cobalt
So Nickolls was there. Yet Sherrard passed up...

So Nickolls was there.

Yet Sherrard passed up the opportunity to cross examine him on the negative result on the murder car?
Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 08:03 AM
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Posted By cobalt
I take your point about the forensic report being...

I take your point about the forensic report being available to the defence. I think there was once a photocopy of a forensic report signed by ‘Elsie Nickolls’ shown on this site but...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-20-2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Alfie, I don’t think luck comes into it....

Alfie,

I don’t think luck comes into it. You might just be lucky enough to sit in a car for over 7 hours and leave no trace. However, if you have shot a man twice, sexually assaulted a woman...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-29-2018, 02:18 PM
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Posted By cobalt
This record contains information that would cause...

This record contains information that would cause substantial distress to the victims immediate family if disclosed. This information is in the form of police reports and witness statements that...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-22-2018, 12:47 PM
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Posted By cobalt
One possibility might be that the AB sample...

One possibility might be that the AB sample belonged to Gregsten and had survived the underwear being washed.
In 1961 not all households had a washing machine, so that either meant a copper boiler...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-21-2018, 01:47 PM
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Posted By cobalt
No aplogies required OR. That was as concise a...

No aplogies required OR.

That was as concise a summary of the concerns about the DNA evidence as one could ever expect to come across. (I appreciate that the controversy over Low Copy DNA was not...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-16-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Graham, Well, the Court of Appeal believed the...

Graham,

Well, the Court of Appeal believed the hat existed. I am sure they would have been very quick to dismiss an urban myth if that formed part of the appeal.

The Court was not very forthcoming...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-16-2018, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cobalt
From memory, this is what I have gleaned from...

From memory, this is what I have gleaned from contributors on this site regarding the statement by William Lee. There are good grounds for discounting his sighting.

1. He did not report the car...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-01-2018, 01:24 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Thanks for that Sherlock. Impressive sleuthing....

Thanks for that Sherlock. Impressive sleuthing. It looks as though Felix Alphon spent a less than eventful 8 months in the army reserve before succumbing to a weak stomach.

You may have suspected...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-21-2018, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Graham, Acott believed that one type of...

Graham,

Acott believed that one type of behaviour consistent with having committed murder was to lie low in a hotel room. It had produced up a result for him in the case of Gunther Padola a year...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-21-2018, 12:47 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Hi Graham, I think it’s fair enough to...

Hi Graham,

I think it’s fair enough to change your opinion on the A6 Case. I might even do that myself one day. I have no doubt that for many, who have followed the case over the years, the...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-21-2018, 10:49 AM
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Posted By cobalt
As I've said until I'm blue in the face Alphon's...

As I've said until I'm blue in the face Alphon's presence in the A6 was purely coincidental, and I have long thought that anyone other than Alphon would have distanced himself from it for the rest of...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-21-2018, 10:27 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Moste, NickB dealt with the direct responses...

Moste,

NickB dealt with the direct responses Valerie Storie later received from colleagues and anonymous members of the public.

I was more interested in what the local opinion was in the aftermath...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-20-2018, 06:13 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Not that Gregsten and Valerie Storie could really...

Not that Gregsten and Valerie Storie could really be described as a ‘courting couple.’ In fact, I think they had actually lived together briefly at one point. As a general observation,...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-17-2018, 03:21 PM
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Posted By cobalt
NickB, You could be right there. Nudds' second...

NickB,

You could be right there. Nudds' second statement is as you say 'dodgy.' In fact it is almost certainly a fabrication.

But why on earth were the police, investigating the most high profile...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-16-2018, 02:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Exactly what happened as he settled into a seat...

Exactly what happened as he settled into a seat on a district line train at Wimbledon station about 10.30pm after a day of selling almanacs.

Thanks for the confirmation NickB.

But it only...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-14-2018, 10:32 AM
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Posted By cobalt
By the time that edition of The Daily Mirror hit...

By the time that edition of The Daily Mirror hit the streets, Alphon was in police custody, as he had surrendered himself the previous night at 11.30pm at Cannon Row Police Station.

It looks as if...
Forum: A6 Murders 02-13-2018, 05:31 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Cheers Spitfire, Fascinating stuff. If the news...

Cheers Spitfire,

Fascinating stuff. If the news article is to be taken at face value then it seems the police were indeed pulling out all the stops to find Alphon. Yet he remained elusive.
The...
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