YESTERDAY what the an editorial in today's Daily Mail describes as 'the grotesque Scotland Yard witch-hunt known as Operation Midland' has now been officially closed down.
The Daily Mail's editor concludes his editorial with the following noble sentiments:
'The Met has shown utter contempt for the inalienable right of everyone to be presumed innocent until proven guilty and its arrogant insistence that its officers didn't do anything wrong is simply an affront to justice.'
The trouble is that there is a cottage industry that has grown up that is dedicated to promoting the assumption that alleged victims should always be believed prior to the rigorous testing of their evidence. Even this morning fears were being voiced that if the police are too circumspect about allegations that it may discourage other victims from coming forward.