Two members of 1960s pop group The Tremeloes, aged 70 and 72, are accused of sexually assaulting a fan, 15, after a concert in Chester in 1968
Anyone think we can have a fair trial, with no physical evidence, on something that occurred or did not occur 47 years ago? He, he says versus she says?
And if we can’t have a fair trial should we be having one at all?
This is one of those things the American cousins have got right, in principle at least if not entirely in every operation detail. After a certain period of time, varying by place and by crime, it won’t be possible to try someone fairly: thus there can be no charges.