Thought of JR first thing this morning!

Anything that doesn't fit anywhere else, and is NON CH related - chat about the weather, or anything else that takes your fancy.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
Katharine
Button Grecian
Posts: 2937
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:44 pm
Real Name: Katharine Dobson
Location: Gwynedd

Thought of JR first thing this morning!

Post by Katharine » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:06 pm

I had a strange experience (for me) this morning, listening to the news. It was the horrific news of the murders in France and finding the little girl alive. My first thought was JR would have found her hours earlier - I seem to remember his saying that they were trained to look for children. I gather that this time they didn't want to disturb the possibility of forensic evidence but ... it still seems very strange to me they didn't look properly.
Katharine Dobson (Hills) 6.14, 1959 - 1965
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia!

User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 14817
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey

Re: Thought of JR first thing this morning!

Post by J.R. » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:48 pm

Thanks for your kind thoughts, Katharine.

Very very strange goings on in France indeed.

However, I can throw some light on modern day police techniques.

In the event of a major incident as a crime scene, modern procedure is for the first officers on the scene to protect the scene. How often today do you see a thriller on TV, (Midsommer etc), with 'plod' trampling all over a murder scene without full sterile protective clothing ? Not on any coppers watch in this day and age !!

My training came within the traffic division and generally involved very serious RTA's, (now called RTC's), where a child might be concealed in a badly wrecked car.

Having said that, I am surprised that even a cursory inspection of this car wasn't carried out as it must have been obvious this incident probably concerned a whole family.

I have just been reading up in todays Mail on what has occured so far.

OK - We know the Mail can occasionally go over the top a little, but there are some very disturbing and obviously true facts concerning this horrific murder, the main ones being it seems to have been a very professionally carried out killing, or 'hit', and also strange that our own 'security-services' were on the scene within hours.

I shall be 'watching-this-space' with great interest.
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

sejintenej
Button Grecian
Posts: 3107
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Real Name: David Brown
Location: Essex

Re: Thought of JR first thing this morning!

Post by sejintenej » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:55 pm

but an EIGHT hour delay?
It's been pretty hot and the adults would have started to decompose very quickly. Surely they should have been put in a cool place as son as reasonably possible to assist the post-mortem? There's more than we have been told
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 167AD

User avatar
J.R.
Forum Moderator
Posts: 14817
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Real Name: John Rutley
Location: Dorking, Surrey

Re: Thought of JR first thing this morning!

Post by J.R. » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:49 pm

That's the French for you, but don't quote me !
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests