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Thank you. It seems to me that even non-lawyers would think it wouldn't be surprising if you might go to the CPS and say, "Is this fertile territory or a prosecution, and if so, what more do you think you'd need to get us over the 50 per cent threshold?" It must have been in the public interest to contemplate prosecution -- I can't believe it wasn't in the public interest -- so the only question would be the 50 per cent test, and therefore it seems to me that not looking, not opening the doors where the doors had obviously been identified, clearly was a positive decision not to proceed. You'll be asking the police about that in due course but I can't see any easy explanation as to why they didn't go down that road much further.

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