...and that weathervane that is the press has finally realised which way the wind of public opinion is blowing:
Vastly more sympathetic headlines than those during the ridiculous manhunt, eh?
And before I turned in last night, the commenters on Sky News (Hazel Blears was one) were ripping into the police both UK and Spanish, for separating the family from their child, putting them in handcuffs and searching the grandmother's flat (For what?) and anything else they could think of. They are, of course, responding to public opinion too, as petitions are launched and people outraged at the lies and obfuscations write, text and call their MP..
If the police thought that clutching the frail body of the dying child of desperate parents to their bosom would erase the stain of Rotherham and prove that they do indeed care more for children's welfare than for their own careers, they have badly miscalculated.