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At the period of August through to January/February of that year, I don't think it would have been considered. Not on what I knew or what maybe my deputy knew or something like that -- had he known, I'm not saying he did, but we have cold case reviews, we understand that we can go back to investigations. It could have been taken out and parked.

I just do want to get across that I am not -- as you have done, sir -- we're not blaming Peter for this. I am merely saying another course of action could have been taken, and perhaps at that stage the information would have come out about there being lots more names and indications of a lot more people involved and then things would have been very different.

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