The case against Harkness
the police had rightfully determined that the man found dead in the morning was not the man seen alive in the same position the evening before,
the police had also determined that the evidence had been contaminated, in that a box of Bryant and May matches had been added to the dead man’s possessions,
they may have suspected that his death was suspicious enough to warrant a statement from the only person of interest in the case.
Jessica Thomson nee Harkness.
A woman who lived near to where the body was found and who appeared to recognise him when shown a cast of his head and shoulders.
But they didn’t.
Was it incompetence or interference that kept her out of the interview room ?