Why such a reaction when Jessica saw the bust ..
Now that it appears likely the DNA Professor Abbott hoped would link his children to the Somerton man is instead linked to the Thomson family, the generally accepted reason for Jessica’s shock at seeing the cast can be put aside as Robin may well be the son of Jessica and Prosper, not Jessica and The Unknown Man.
Which brings us back to the 60 Minutes interview Stuart Littlemore had with Alfred Boxall in 1978, 30 years after event.
In 1978 the real identity of ‘Mr Francis’ was still secret, as were the identities of both Jessica and Prosper Thomson, by secret I mean the newspapers hadn’t got hold of their names in relation to the Somerton Body Case, that didn’t happen until the early 2000’s, over fifty years after the event. (Is that you breathing in the dark, Johnno?)
Media and Police: silent for so long.
Why did Stuart Littlemore, a man widely known for his independent views and legal skills, accept there had to be limitations in his interview with Alf Boxall? He was obliged to accept the piece of tape that obscured the name under the Verse 70 inscription, well, almost, I’ve little doubt the fastidious Littlemore didn’t accidentally use his elegant fingers to frame what we were not allowed to see.