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Forum: A6 Murders 10-13-2018, 05:13 PM
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Obituary of Cyril Lewis Hawser who rumbled...

Obituary of Cyril Lewis Hawser who rumbled Hanratty’s alibi

The only thing rumbling was Hawser's belly. He did not rumble Hanratty's alibi, he simply ignored it.

Hawser was a company boy....
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-08-2018, 03:00 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Spitfire is usually a reliable source of hard...

Spitfire is usually a reliable source of hard facts, and on occasion hard opinions.

This news article is very pertinent regarding police suspicion: ‘Even her closest colleagues remained...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-08-2018, 10:01 AM
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Posted By cobalt
One thought on the missing tyre: it is difficult...

One thought on the missing tyre: it is difficult to change a tyre and not leave fingerprints, especially on the sidewalls. I am guessing that a tyre in contact with the road would not hold prints...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-07-2018, 12:10 PM
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Posted By cobalt
If we assume that Janice Weston was heading for...

If we assume that Janice Weston was heading for Clopton Manor, in what was a change of her plan for the evening, then I can only think she would go in the company of her husband or an associate...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-05-2018, 04:04 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I’ve tracked down an ITV Playhouse...

I’ve tracked down an ITV Playhouse production from 1969 which has some uncanny parallels with the Jane Weston case. It’s called ‘Suspicion’ and if my link does not work it is...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-05-2018, 12:09 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I know that the relationship between women and...

I know that the relationship between women and handbags (they normally own at least a dozen) is a very intimate one, so your explanation certainly offers a good explanation for Janice Weston’s...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-04-2018, 12:55 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Caz’s secret lover hypothesis offers a...

Caz’s secret lover hypothesis offers a convincing explanation for one of the conundrums, namely why Janice Weston took an overnight bag but not her handbag.

That still leaves the problem with...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-03-2018, 06:18 AM
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Posted By cobalt
I found a reconstruction of the Janice Weston...

I found a reconstruction of the Janice Weston case on youtube last night, one of the early Crimewatch episodes.

The investigating officer was clearly leaning towards the idea that Janice was...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 01:52 PM
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Posted By cobalt
John Kerr comes across well in his ITN interview,...

John Kerr comes across well in his ITN interview, a matter of hours after he came across the scene of the crime. He is young, honest and very much the concerned citizen. He is also a young man about...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-02-2018, 12:39 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I would not put any faith in Giovanni di Stefano,...

I would not put any faith in Giovanni di Stefano, a self-styled lawyer who has been convicted for fraud across several European countries. He is narcissist and self-publicist without a track record...
Forum: Other Mysteries 10-02-2018, 09:44 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Hi Graham, I know you often make a link between...

Hi Graham,

I know you often make a link between the lack of forensic evidence from the cars in this, the Weston Case and that of the A6 Case. A couple of differences though: the Weston car was found...
Forum: A6 Murders 10-02-2018, 08:25 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Hannibal, Technically speaking it could be...

Hannibal,

Technically speaking it could be argued the DNA results did not actually establish Hanratty was at the scene. There were no for example no soil or cereal deposits found on his clothing...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-30-2018, 04:21 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Come on Graham, You know you can do better than...

Come on Graham,

You know you can do better than that. An amateurish effort, from your good self. Hanratty was under no obligation to prove beyond doubt his alibi as the trial judge very properly...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-24-2018, 03:07 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I appreciate that local knowledge of the scene of...

I appreciate that local knowledge of the scene of the crime offers a wider understanding of likely transportation, short cuts and the like. My own awareness of Maidenhead is limited to a resonant...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-21-2018, 04:17 PM
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Posted By cobalt
One Round, James Hanratty’s ability to...

One Round,

James Hanratty’s ability to emerge from a Tardis was not confined to Scotland Road. He managed the same trick when arriving at Taplow railway station and remaining unobserved for a...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-14-2018, 04:35 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I am not sure why the finer detail of the...

I am not sure why the finer detail of the Hanratty alibi is being focused on here. Is it to suggest that Paul Foot was being economical with the truth? If that is the case then I think I have...
Forum: A6 Murders 09-11-2018, 03:09 PM
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Posted By cobalt
It might not be a case of 'bending the truth' as...

It might not be a case of 'bending the truth' as you put it.

When Mrs. Dinwoodie made her statement to the police then it had a legal authority. That much is clear.

What she would have done later,...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 04:33 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I'm afraid to say that the Matlock sighting is...

I'm afraid to say that the Matlock sighting is probably unreliable for the reasons given.

If it was offered to the police before the number plate was given to the media then it is highly...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-15-2018, 03:16 PM
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Posted By cobalt
You don’t need to try so hard Graham; I...

You don’t need to try so hard Graham; I think most of us would concede that Alphon’s ability to drive a car was limited. In fact his ability to actually function effectively was severely...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-12-2018, 05:07 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Spitfire, As you are a man who has a...

Spitfire,

As you are a man who has a comprehensive knowledge of the A6 Case, I hoped my comments distinguishing between satire and sarcasm might have had a salutary effect.

You latest delusional...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-11-2018, 09:45 AM
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Posted By cobalt
Irony requires wit and leaves the recipient with...

Irony requires wit and leaves the recipient with a rueful smile on his lips; sarcasm is the weapon of the second rate schoolmaster trying to retain some authority.

As Moste has pointed out, a...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-09-2018, 03:55 PM
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Posted By cobalt
The armchair psychology that says Hanratty wanted...

The armchair psychology that says Hanratty wanted to achieve power with a gun is probably best left in the armchair. Hanratty was a thief. Not a robber. A thief. He wanted money, not power.

In the...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-09-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Moste, You are often viewed on this site as man...

Moste,

You are often viewed on this site as man with not enough respect for Valerie Storie. I will take a different approach and suggest that you are actually giving her too much respect.

I do not...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cobalt
Moste’s plastic suit theory seems very...

Moste’s plastic suit theory seems very far-fetched; what if the driver had been stopped by police before depositing the car and asked, ‘Would you step outside the car in your plastic suit please,...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-08-2018, 02:00 PM
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Posted By cobalt
I’ve taken the liberty of replying on this...

I’ve taken the liberty of replying on this thread since the other one concerns Bob Woffinden.

Regarding NickB’s observation that the Court of Appeal will not shrink from quashing ...
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