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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.
Forum: A6 Murders 08-29-2018, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Alfie
A dodgy bit of Nudds' second statement.

I know, there's more than one dodgy bit, but one that hadn't occurred to me previously struck me just now when reading this passage from it:

"I explained to Durrant the position of the hotel...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-28-2018, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Mrs Galves - an English speaker or not?

Foot assures us (p. 58) that neither Mr nor Mrs Galves spoke English, which caused Acott to rely principally on Nudds for his understanding of what occurred at the Vienna. But surely this must be...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-28-2018, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Did Galves actually see a pair of gloves in Alphon's suitcase?

Woffinden baldly asserts that she did, and various posters have alluded to Galves' averring as much in her second statement (Sept 13), but I've not seen it in an actual quote from that...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-24-2018, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The police and Alphon's alibi

All the question marks over the reliability of the Nudds/Snell evidence and the validity of Alphon's alibi could have been avoided if the Highbury cop, DS Kilner, had contacted Mrs Alphon to confirm...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-24-2018, 03:18 AM
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Posted By Alfie
When did Jim return from Ireland?

I don't think it's very significant, but as in Hanratty's account of his return from Liverpool, there's a discrepancy between his version and the recollections of others - in this case those of...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-23-2018, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Thanks, Spitfire. That sounds more...

Thanks, Spitfire. That sounds more logical.

Still, it seems odd that the Telegraph would report Acott arriving in London on the Wednesday.
Forum: A6 Murders 08-23-2018, 03:24 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Acott's headquarters at the Broadway House

According to Foot (p. 56), when the cartridge cases were found at the Vienna (Mon Sept 11) Acott "descended with all his staff" on the Broadway House Hotel in Dorset Square.

That seems odd to me....
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Alfie
According to Foot, "A few minutes after 7...

According to Foot, "A few minutes after 7 am, Police Inspector Milborrow arrived with a sergeant and a constable from Bedford Police Station. Milborrow spoke to Valerie Storie, and, some three...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-15-2018, 06:12 AM
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Posted By Alfie
PLA: a car thief or a motorcycle thief?

I can't recall whether or not this has been discussed before on the board, so apologies in advance if it has.

Hawser has Alphon convicted in 1953 for pinching a motor cycle, Woffinden a car. Given...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-07-2018, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The milkman's mnemonics

I've read that the Bedford milkman Charles Drayton was able to memorize the Morris Minor's registration number after his near-collision with it through some rather complicated form of mnemonics....
Forum: A6 Murders 07-20-2018, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Alfie
My, what a quick reader you are.

My, what a quick reader you are.
Forum: A6 Murders 07-18-2018, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Alfie
That's five minutes of my life I'd like back.

That's five minutes of my life I'd like back.
Forum: A6 Murders 07-03-2018, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Alfie
I think you're probably right, Graham. After...

I think you're probably right, Graham.

After making the confession in Paris (May 12, 1967) and then repudiating it in a 'People' interview (May 21), Alphon hardly disappeared from the scene, as...
Forum: A6 Murders 07-03-2018, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Did Justice pay Alphon £25,000?

Neil Clark, in a Nov 5, 2002 article in The Spectator that aimed to debunk the work of the A6 Committee, wrote: "In the end, it cost Justice £25,000 to wring a ‘confession’ out of Alphon in 1967."...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-21-2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Alfie
The fact that he made no mention of Mrs Dinwoodie...

The fact that he made no mention of Mrs Dinwoodie being ill suggests it was the Monday. If it was the Tuesday, surely Mrs D's illness would have become a topic of conversation?

The questioned could...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-21-2018, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Alfie
the lunchtime meeting between Evans and Mrs Jones at Bedford

Re-reading reports of the trial I'm reminded that Mrs Jones did enough unaided to discredit herself as a witness, but I'd forgotten that she was helped along this path by Terry Evans.

The Glasgow...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-21-2018, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Albert Harding settles the day of the Tarlton Rd incident.

Doesn't the following settle once and for all that the man asking about Tarlton Road could only have called into the shop on the Monday, when numerous witnesses placed Hanratty in London?

Hawser...
Forum: A6 Murders 06-18-2018, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Alfie
Cheers Graham. Seems odd that Sherrard would go...

Cheers Graham. Seems odd that Sherrard would go through that rigmarole with the judge and Swanwick to ask Valerie about a somebody she'd not heard of. Then again, it's a case full of oddities.
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