Scottish Daily Mail
I’M now in my upper-70s and, like many old folk, get together from time to time with old mates to relive events of derring-do from our youth.
Obviously, we all have pin-sharp memories of those times. Sadly, they’re rarely the same. But each of us is convinced that our recollection is the true one. Probably, were the truth known, none of us is right.
So how can anyone accused of historic crimes, where memories are the sole evidence, stand a chance of justice? For all but the most serious of allegations, there should be a statute of limitations.
I doubt if this would be popular with ambulance-chasing lawyers or the more extreme sections of the human rights industry, but it would release police from pursuing cases, often at horrendous expense, where there’s no realistic chance of a safe conviction. ALLAN GOFFee, Peasmarsh, Sussex.