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Forum: A6 Murders 04-21-2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Indeed he was.

Indeed he was.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-16-2018, 02:16 AM
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And here it is, what purports (I think) to be a...

And here it is, what purports (I think) to be a copy of page 174 of the notebook in question.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-16-2018, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
See post below.

See post below.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-16-2018, 01:47 AM
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And to save others the trouble of trawling back...

And to save others the trouble of trawling back through the thread, here it is in all its glory.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-13-2018, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
In view of the undoubted criminality of some of...

In view of the undoubted criminality of some of the staff at the Vienna, would it not have been beyond the bounds of possibility that not all the paying guests at the Vienna were put through the...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-11-2018, 04:29 AM
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I have to hand Prof. Keith Simpson's book...

I have to hand Prof. Keith Simpson's book "Forty Years of Murder" and it is quite clear on pp 161-7 that it was Michael Gregston who was shot on the 23 August 1961 with a calibre .32 bullet, on the...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-11-2018, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I was looking at the modern code of practice for...

I was looking at the modern code of practice for ID parades which can be seen here (https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/identification) and noticed para 2.10 which really covers the Hanratty...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-11-2018, 02:38 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
So the Police convene an identity parade, and ask...

So the Police convene an identity parade, and ask Hanratty and his brief if they are happy with it, and get an affirmative reply, what else do you want them to do?
Forum: A6 Murders 04-10-2018, 09:22 AM
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He mustn't have realised that saying 'finking' on...

He mustn't have realised that saying 'finking' on the ID parade would give him away.
Forum: A6 Murders 04-10-2018, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
According to a post on another thread here...

According to a post on another thread here (http://forum.casebook.org/showthread.php?t=7175) Gregsten had acquired his Maidenhead flat on 1 August 1961 but was not due to move into it until the 27th...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-10-2018, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
I would think so. I can't find any reference to...

I would think so. I can't find any reference to the gunman's speech in any of the descriptions issued prior to Hanratty's arrest. Whether he was capable of articulating the word "think" as opposed to...
Forum: A6 Murders 04-05-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Alfie, Pearl Hobson, a student nurse, gave...

Alfie,

Pearl Hobson, a student nurse, gave evidence on the second day of the committal hearing at Ampthill. The cutting is from the Daily Mail of 24th November 1961, and the Express has a similar...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-29-2018, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Hello Derrick and all who commented on this...

Hello Derrick and all who commented on this aspect of the case. I made a FOI request and this is the reply which I received.

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So there we are. I have two months to appeal the decision. It seems...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-27-2018, 08:22 AM
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http://forum.casebook.org/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://forum.casebook.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18549&stc=1&d=1522164639
Forum: A6 Murders 03-27-2018, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
http://forum.casebook.org/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://forum.casebook.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=18548&stc=1&d=1522161927
Forum: Other Mysteries 03-27-2018, 03:09 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Hi again OR, The sentence eventually imposed on...

Hi again OR,

The sentence eventually imposed on Craig was in line with the 'going rate' for life imprisonment for murder. In that respect, the Bentley/Craig case was no different from any other. The...
Forum: Other Mysteries 03-27-2018, 02:34 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Hello OR, Possibly, but most people were in...

Hello OR,

Possibly, but most people were in favour of capital punishment when it was abolished. Opinion polls since abolition have indicated a strong element in favour of its return. 75% in favour...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-26-2018, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
And this is the report which found its way into...

And this is the report which found its way into the Daily Mirror on Saturday 27th January 1962:

"An earlier witness yesterday was 16-year-old Carol France, eldest daughter of Mrs. Charlotte France,...
Forum: Other Mysteries 03-26-2018, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Another thing which has changed is the sentence...

Another thing which has changed is the sentence for murder.

In the good old days the automatic sentence for murder was the death penalty. However roughly half of these death sentences were commuted...
Forum: Other Mysteries 03-24-2018, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
Those were the days. No body found, yet the jury...

Those were the days. No body found, yet the jury took 45 minutes to convict. It took a Chester jury two days to convict Darren McKie this week, who dumped his wife's body in a lake after having...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-24-2018, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Spitfire
In fairness to Derrick, he said there was no...

In fairness to Derrick, he said there was no mention of AB semen stains in the 1961/2 reports/bench notes of Lewis Nickolls NOT that MG's blood group was not AB as reported by the Court of Appeal.
Forum: Other Mysteries 03-21-2018, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Amazon. Where else? Have several for sale ranging...

Amazon. Where else? Have several for sale ranging in price from £19/$31 plus delivery.
Forum: A6 Murders 03-21-2018, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
OR, You are right. This is what Mr Sweeney QC...

OR,

You are right. This is what Mr Sweeney QC for the Crown said when addressing the Court of Appeal on 22 April 2002.




I’ve taken the above from Rob Harriman’s book where he gives most of the...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-21-2018, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
Not sure who the “we” are, but anyone who has...

Not sure who the “we” are, but anyone who has read paragraph 76 of the judgement of the Court of Appeal knows that Michael Gregsten was group AB.



What unpleasant and unnecessary remark and like...
Forum: A6 Murders 03-21-2018, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
I am not sure what anyone could have done about...

I am not sure what anyone could have done about it in the Court of Appeal.

The knickers (except the fragment excised therefrom) and the AB stains would have been destroyed after the trial in 1962....
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