Cheshire police said that while they were “concerned” at the wrongful jailing of Paul Blackburn, who was convicted as a teenager in 1978 for the attempted murder and sexual assault of a young boy, no apology was needed as procedures at the time of the investigation were “very different”.
“A posthumous pardon for Sir Alan Turing? Why, no. The procedures were different then.”
I mean, surely that’s the logical implication, isn’t it? Or does logic play no part in anything any more?
When asked about Keene’s view, assistant chief constable Matt Burton said the Cheshire police would not do so, despite accepting the appeal court decisions.
Burton said the force was “satisfied that we do not need to reopen the investigation”, an apparent intimation they still believe Blackburn was responsible.
The court has ruled he isn’t, to the standard of proof required. Are you not an officer of the court?