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Forum: A6 Murders Today, 03:04 AM
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The documentary you allude to aired in 1966, not...

The documentary you allude to aired in 1966, not 1962.

I'm thinking it might pay to append "Sensible replies welcomed" to the end of my posts.
Forum: A6 Murders Yesterday, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The Morris Minor's exhaust

Trower told the Sunday Times (Dec 1966) that his attention was drawn to the passing Morris Minor because of the noise it made: "I noticed it because it had such a loud exhaust – a modified rally job...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-15-2018, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Thanks Spitfire. The dates would seem to coincide...

Thanks Spitfire. The dates would seem to coincide and strongly suggest Terry's was the letter Hanratty was writing about.

Moffatt's statement is a new one to me. Odd that Foot and Woffinden make...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-11-2018, 03:00 AM
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Posted By Alfie
With regard to Propatria's point 1 above, the BBC...

With regard to Propatria's point 1 above, the BBC on Aug 23 reported: "Miss Storie's mother, Mrs John Storie, said: 'Michael came here last night and had tea with Valerie. They then left at about...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-11-2018, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Clark was an airman at Northwood. His...

Clark was an airman at Northwood. His particulars, probably a photo also, would have been on file somewhere. Surprises me that Sherrard's team didn't track this down - or, again, perhaps they...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-05-2018, 07:20 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Justice's Murder vs Murder book

Just finished reading the above, and My God, what a farrago of nonsense. It reads like something written by a posh, vindictive schoolgirl after finally breaking up with her intermittently abusive...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Alfie
What she said to Kerr comes down to 'he said -...

What she said to Kerr comes down to 'he said - she said'. She disputed his light fairish hair recollection, saying she described it as brown.

I find it odd that some posters are willing to accept...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Hi Hannibal Yes, that was the finding of the...

Hi Hannibal

Yes, that was the finding of the 2002 Court of Appeal judgment, a decision I happen to agree with.

But there's a few posters on this forum who will tell you the testing process was...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Agree with most of that Graham. Valerie does seem...

Agree with most of that Graham. Valerie does seem to have been her own woman who cared little for what other people thought of her.

But the news of Gregsten's murder and her rape and attempted...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Alfie
My guess is she changed her account because...

My guess is she changed her account because somebody (Acott?) convinced her to tell the truth.

Valerie had a lot of time to think while lying paralysed on the side of the road. I imagine one thing...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Alfie
I too read Justice with a jaundiced eye, but I...

I too read Justice with a jaundiced eye, but I doubt he'd fabricate a death-cell letter when Hanratty's parents could so easily call him out about it.

I can't think what he'd have to gain by...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-01-2018, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Didn't Louise Anderson testify that he called on...

Didn't Louise Anderson testify that he called on her that morning? She lived close enough to the station to cause him to invent the story that he went to Euston via Paddington as a cover.
Forum: A6 Murders 10-01-2018, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Alfie
More especially so if it was dusk and the...

More especially so if it was dusk and the passer-by's features were only dimly discernible.

Anyone walking from Maidenhead towards the field would have had the setting sun behind them.
Forum: A6 Murders 10-01-2018, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The "clerky gent" writes?

Have just received Justice's book 'Murder vs. Murder' via Amazon and reading it found it included (p.11) a letter from Hanratty in Bedford Prison to his Mother, dated March 7, that Foot and Woffinden...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-27-2018, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Alfie
Seconded.

Seconded.
Forum: A6 Murders 09-25-2018, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Hanratty in Liverpool

May have been covered previously but ...

Woffinden on pp. 128-9, discussing Hanratty's mid-trial switch of alibi, relays in part what he told his lawyers about his return to Liverpool from Rhyl...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-25-2018, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Valerie mentions the gunman being...

Valerie mentions the gunman being "immaculately" and "nattily" dressed in a suit and white shirt, but there is no mention of his shoes as far as I can see.

I can't imagine when she'd have gotten the...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-24-2018, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Langdale said Hanratty told him he was...

Langdale said Hanratty told him he was "coming across a field" when he came across the car.

The field in which Gregsten parked his Morris is bounded on its west side by the Thames River and its tow...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-14-2018, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Alfie
I don't have the map, but this quote from Hawser...

I don't have the map, but this quote from Hawser points to the trial being conducted on the basis that Jim alighted at the High St bus station:

"The salient points were these: (a) Kinmel Street is...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-12-2018, 02:23 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Whoops!

I've read on further in Foot's book and am red-faced: four pages later he does quote the part of Dinwoodie's statement to the defence in which she says the man asked for Tarleton Road. I was too...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-11-2018, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Alfie
If ... But ... Maybe ... The above is nothing...

If ... But ... Maybe ...

The above is nothing but supposition on your part, and is quite clearly wrong. The full quote from Foot is: "... the police tracked down Mrs Dinwoodie. To their...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-11-2018, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Et tu Foot?

As everybody knows, Hanratty told Kleinman that he went into the sweetshop on the Scotland Road and asked the woman serving to direct him to Carlton or Talbot Road.

This has always posed a problem...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-31-2018, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The case against PLA

On p.84 Foot writes:

What was the case against Alphon [following Storie's failure to identify him]? His alibi was destroyed – by his mother, by Nudds, and by Florence Snell’s failure to identify...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-30-2018, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Very careless of Acott to let Nudds sign off on...

Very careless of Acott to let Nudds sign off on his second statement while it contained such a contradiction. One can only surmise that the pressure on him to arrest somebody - anybody - was very...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-29-2018, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Alfie
You've a real knack for putting things in a...

You've a real knack for putting things in a nutshell. Yet more reason to conclude that Nudds' second statement was a lie.
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