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Here's a major inconsistency with Parkes' account. According to Parkes Parry told him that Wallace had been arrested for Julia"s murder. Accept he hadn't. Not at the time Parkes claimed this conversation took place.
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Should of course be "except", not "accept." Oops!
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Here's a major inconsistency with Parkes' account. According to Parkes Parry told him that Wallace had been arrested for Julia"s murder. Accept he hadn't. Not at the time Parkes claimed this conversation took place.
John, I have not had time to catch up on the all the latest posts, but I saw the above. Parkes was told by a copper on the beat that Wallace had been arrested. The policeman, like the rest of Liverpool, was awash with rumours even just a few hours after the murder.
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John, I have not had time to catch up on the all the latest posts, but I saw the above. Parkes was told by a copper on the beat that Wallace had been arrested. The policeman, like the rest of Liverpool, was awash with rumours even just a few hours after the murder.
Hi CCJ,

But Wallace wasn't arrested until thirteen days after the murder (and I think it unlikely that a local police officer would be spreading rumours). This raises an interesting possibility. I do believe there was some incident at the garage, but that it happened much later than Parkes remembered. And it would be hardly surprising if events had got mixed up in his mind, considering he was attempting to recall an incident from almost half a century ago.

And, if I'm correct, it's possible that a mischievous Parry was simply winding-up a gullible Parkes, knowing that if he took him seriously, and reported the matter, he was protected by his cast iron alibis.

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I would also add thatch the local beat officer was in a much better position to know, or discover, the full facts of the case than an ordinary, gossiping member of the public.
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Hi CCJ,

But Wallace wasn't arrested until thirteen days after the murder (and I think it unlikely that a local police officer would be spreading rumours). This raises an interesting possibility. I do believe there was some incident at the garage, but that it happened much later than Parkes remembered. And it would be hardly surprising if events had got mixed up in his mind, considering he was attempting to recall an incident from almost half a century ago.

And, if I'm correct, it's possible that a mischievous Parry was simply winding-up a gullible Parkes, knowing that if he took him seriously, and reported the matter, he was protected by his cast iron alibis.
John, I am in agreement with you here. It seems Parkes' story may have been conflated.

Also, I'd like to add that Rod often said Parkes mentioning Parry and another fellow coming by the garage to threaten his silence was strong evidence for his theory.

In actual fact, Parkes merely said Parry came by with another after the 20th and on that occassion the garage owners told him not to allow Parry there because "things aren't safe". The implication being this was the next time Parry dared to show up after his confession.

There was no explicit statement about Parry or this other fellow threatening Parkes, nor was it to my eyes and ears implied at all.

Furthermore, the idea of Parry's appearance after this supposed confession being the catalyst to bar him from the garage is interesting because wasn't he apparently barely welcome anyway due to rifling thru the coats there? Of course, murder is a whole other deal but we have already mentioned the issues with this. (The shocking inaction if the entire garage really knew Parry was the culprit and WHW was innocent.) The entirety of Parkes' story as well as the suppposed corroboration of others in the 1981 radio city presentation seems hazy and inconsistent to me.
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