...there is absolutely nothing in Mizen's account which challenges the accounts of Lechmere or Paul...
And that is worrying, because you'd think if one or both carmen had been telling outright porkies, Mizen's account would have challenged theirs.
If anything it's the other way round, if Paul's newspaper account successfully challenged Mizen to report the encounter in the first place, and of course Lechmere did challenge Mizen's account - at the inquest - by denying having told him a PC wanted him in Buck's Row.
Do we have anything at all to suggest that Mizen said more than just "All right"?
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