Aura of affection in Hucknall for the Dispatch

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MANY thanks for the very splended review of my book, ‘Where Lies The Truth?’, which appeared in the April 27 edition of the Dispatch.

It was an excellent profile of what I had written and you covered the central points that I wished to make about the 1952 case of Devlin and Burns.

I do hope that the Criminal Cases Review Commission will look at the case again. Its tendency, because of the lack of resources, is to concentrate on current cases rather than historic ones. But my view is that if something went wrong in this case, as I think it did, it should be put right.

I have had a substantial number of comments from people in and around Hucknall who read the review — all, without exception, very favourable. For that, I am very grateful to the Dispatch.

It is clear to me that the Dispatch has a very wide range of readers who seem to regard the newspaper as essential reading each and every week in order to keep up to date with what goes on in the area. There also seems to be an aura of affection for the paper and those who are responsible for its content.

I do hope that former chief reporter Denis Robinson continues to enjoy his retirement and also continues with his weekly column in the paper, ‘Gone But Not Forgetting’, which many people enjoy and warmly recollect the several points that Denis observes and comments upon.

MICHAEL O’CONNELL,

Ormonde House,

Newdigate Street,

Kimberley.