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Re: Leodis Upgraded ??

Posted: Fri 02 Apr, 2021 11:21 am
by iansmithofotley
Hi Geordie-exile,

Thank you, I am aware of the message and I sent a message to the author at the time.

Ian

Re: Leodis Upgraded ??

Posted: Fri 02 Apr, 2021 4:38 pm
by jma
If it's not confidential, was it yet another Yorkshire Ripper exposé?

Re: Leodis Upgraded ??

Posted: Fri 02 Apr, 2021 7:04 pm
by iansmithofotley
Hi Mick,

It never got that far, so I don't know. No doubt like many others, I get requests for information on cases that I was involved with all the time, by Email, on websites and even by letters to my home. I even had enquiries made to the Membership Secretary of my Sailing Club asking for my contact details. I have absolutely no time for the Press or Media. I was always told, as a young detective in the late 1960's to never, ever, speak to the press under any circumstances. I have always remembered this advice and stuck to it during my Police Service and since I retired. The reason being is because they get what information they want, leave out what they don't want, often giving a completely different slant or interpretation on what was said in the first place, with no conscience. They then leave you 'high and dry' to face the consequences and, when questioned about their conduct, try to make out that they were 'only doing their job' and try to justify their behaviour. I think that I was given very good advice by my colleagues and mentors and I have always stuck to it.

Ian

Re: Leodis Upgraded ??

Posted: Fri 02 Apr, 2021 8:46 pm
by jma
Ian

That just about sums it up for me too, although I never got involved with many big cases.

Mick