Why the clo­sures?

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

I hear on the lo­cal traf­fic news that much of the area round the For­bury Gar­dens in Read­ing is still closed off to traf­fic and pedes­tri­ans, 10 days or more after the three mur­ders and wound­ings.

It was an ap­palling event and the rel­a­tives of the de­ceased have my con­do­lences, the rel­a­tives of the in­jured have my sym­pa­thy.

Po­lice have a sus­pect in cus­tody. He's been charged. He's ap­peared in court and been re­manded in cus­tody. The po­lice have wit­nesses..

What are Thames Val­ley Po­lice hop­ing to achieve by keep­ing the park and sur­round­ing streets closed off?

Apart from wast­ing their re­sources to “se­cure the area” to demon­strate to the res­i­dents of Read­ing that the Thames Val­ley Po­lice are in con­trol of the sit­u­a­tion?

What is wrong with Thames Val­ley Po­lice's se­nior man­agers? Are they so wor­ried about their pub­lic im­age that they can't bite the bul­let and re­de­ploy their per­son­nel to do some­thing use­ful, rather than “strut­ting their stuff”

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