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Old 06-19-2017, 03:30 AM
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I don't think anyone believed Aspinall existed.
Hi Nick - given Hanratty claimed to have been in prison with Aspinall, I would have expected this to have been checked this with the prison authorities. True or false, the result would have helped one side. I'm surprised if no such check was carried out.

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:44 AM
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Those are good points. I think checks must have been made and Aspinall would have been identified had he existed.

Even if he did exist, what I have never understood is how Hanratty could have located him. The streets in Liverpool include 2 Carltons, 2 Talbots and several streets (eg Tarlton) which sound something like each. Did he intend visiting each one and asking around for Aspinall the fence?
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Those are good points. I think checks must have been made and Aspinall would have been identified had he existed.

Even if he did exist, what I have never understood is how Hanratty could have located him. The streets in Liverpool include 2 Carltons, 2 Talbots and several streets (eg Tarlton) which sound something like each. Did he intend visiting each one and asking around for Aspinall the fence?
Thanks, Nick.

Being very charitable towards Hanratty, I suppose he may not have realised how many similarly sounding streets there were in Liverpool when he headed there. By the same token, he might have thought that once he got the street he would get the man. He did seem to only consider problems when they arose rather than anticipating them.

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