44 A half-smoked cigarette
The box of Bryant and May matches claimed to belong to body 1 was not part of the original inventory of his possessions. This fact cannot be creditably challenged.
Body 1 was found to have a partly-smoked cigarette wedged under his chin. As sworn by PC Moss and as disputed by the witness Lyons. It was also noted at the inquest that there were no scorch marks on body 1’s skin or collar.
The cigarette was not taken as evidence.
We can only ask …….
If the cigarette was partly-smoked, how did he light it?
If the cigarette perched under his collar was unlit, who put it there?