Monday, 12 July 2010

Cold Cases...

While the Raoul Moat story was still dominating headlines over the weekend, two odd cases got a mention, bringing the possibility of some light to be shed in months to come.

First up, the curious hit and run death of PC Mike Silcock:
Two men have been charged in connection with the death of Mike Silcock, a Greater Manchester Police officer.

Jake Hayes, 22, of HMP Manchester and Nathan Benson, 20, of HMP Altcourse, have both been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
Curiouser and curiouser!

Next, the very 'Midsomer Murders' case of retired colonel Robert 'Riley' Workman:
The unsolved killing of retired colonel Robert 'Riley' Workman, who was shot on his doorstep six years ago, has been likened to the plot of an Agatha Christie novel.

Now the mystery may be one step closer to being solved after police made the surprise announcement last night that a man had been charged with his murder.

Christopher Puncheon-Docherty, 31, a gamekeeper and rat catcher who used to tend to the colonel's garden, is due to face trial over the killing.
The wheels of justice grind slow...

4 comments:

Anonymouslemming said...

What's the best way to contact you with links / stories that you might be interested in?

I figured that this one could do with your tear down :D

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/stoke_and_staffordshire/10596808.stm

Ross said...

I think the second link is wrong.

Brett Gerry said...

What is the real truth behind the public's reaction to Raoul Moat? http://bit.ly/a8vSN6

JuliaM said...

"What's the best way to contact you with links / stories that you might be interested in? "

Oh, I really must put up a link to mail. Will take a lookk at it this weekend.

The swimming thing brought a word here from a lot of the left blogs. Totally ignoring the fact that it shouldn't have been considered at any time!

"I think the second link is wrong."

Whoops! Ta. Fixed.

"What is the real truth behind the public's reaction to Raoul Moat?"

Interesting link. Thanks.