- Aug 19, 2012
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I believe that the person who wrote the letter was writing after being instructed by the person who had actual first-hand knowledge of what happened. In other words, for whatever reason, she/he did not want her/his handwriting to be recognized.
A person who attended school locally could be sure that a teacher or fellow pupil would be able to identify her/his handwriting. So while the information provided might be 100% accurate, the ‘witness’ didn’t want to be identified. And it took 7 years for the witness to make up her/his mind to tell someone what she/he knew.
And now that the writer has come forward, the witness’ identity will have been made known to the police.
It seems to me that the identity of the witness is fairly obvious.
So your thought is that the witness was local, or at least had lived in Marske for some considerable length of time - attending local schools.
Not sure how that makes their identity obvious ?