Please forgive me but Am a little confused. By the above.
You have posted differently in the past below are 3 examples:
Pc Neil's route post #2
Beats were walked at 2 1/2 mph in the day, 3 mph in the evening. This needs to be taken into account. Also, checks were made on vulnerable buildings, which took time to execute.
Bernerr street to Mitre Square: how long post # 8
Standard allocated speed for a Met PC is 2 and 1/2 mph in the day, 3 mph in the evening.
Beats post #7 Beats were supposed to be patrolled at 3 mph in the evening and 2 1/2 during the day. on average they were around 30 mins but were longer the further towards the suburbs you went. The inner city patrols were the shortest.
So I hope you can see why I am confused? This seems to be the opposite of what you posted today.
In my thread the Bucks Row project I did raise this point but no-one came back on it; so I am glad you have now.
Constable John Neil's inquest testimony is interesting. He was never far from "the spot".
There were three police thereabouts. Not one of them saw anything.
Would be interesting to know who the third bobby was? Amusing it's not Mizen who was from a different division? It would suggest that there was another J Division bobby nearby whose duties brought him close to both Neil's & Thain's beat?