A telephone call this morning from the Detective Sergeant who has been on the case
since the beginning of the year confirmed that there
has been another change of personnel. The DI who took over in October has now
left the borough and the DS will be leaving next week. Yet another Detective Sergeant
has been appointed to the investigation. The DS gives the usual assurances that the case is
still being actively pursued and the fact that his suspect is no longer on
police bail makes no real difference to the situation. The bail decision was made
by a senior officer.
The DS expressed his regrets that he was not able to see the case to a conclusion and apologised for some of his earlier forecasts of when it might be concluded. He is too canny to provide another one.