From Christopher Roden’s and Philip Weller’s book:
‘The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes’ (Crescent Books)1992.
“Hopkins is quite correct when he warns John Neligan that he
should keep the rest of his statement for the courts, for police
officials at the time were specifically ordered not to take
statements from those who might be accused.” – page 98
Fair police work… and lucky Neligan!