Detective Superintendent Chris Hobley of Norfolk Police said Mr McGarahan had not physically tried to break-up the fight but had merely ' had words' with the gang.Is it me, or does that lack the ringing condemnation of this brutal and criminal act that we should expect from the (supposed) forces of law and order? In fact, it sounds pretty much like the kind of long-winded, sounding-important-but-saying-nothing-of-value statement that you'd expect from a middle-management business trainee.
The tragedy has highlighted the dangers of going to someone's aid and Mr Hobley said: 'He has clearly taken a view on somebody suffering an assault and that view is understandable. I don't think he would have expected this outcome.'
And on the topic of the man marched through the streets by his employer for theft, he now claims, in a whinging, self-pitying whine to the ‘Mail’, that the police were eager to advise him of his ‘rights’:
'It was almost a relief when I saw the police station was in sight rather than a remote field.'I guess, like the council staff in the last post, they’ve pretty much given up now too…
There, officers told him: 'You've got a bigger case against them.'