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I'm curious about the image below.  I believe it is a photograph of D.I. Cook.  It looks like it is taken at a crime scene somewhere. 

Is it at White House Farm?  If so, I'm just wondering why he, or any other police officer, would be photographed at this or any crime scene?  It seems like a curious thing.  Are the police in the habit of photographing themselves when at work?

Who took the photograph and why and with what equipment, and on whose authorisation?  Did that person provide a statement of truth?

What exactly is Ron Cook doing in the photograph?  What is he looking at or for?  Why would he be looking out of that particular window?  Why is it of interest to him?  Or is he walking through a door and just stooping?

Is the photograph a close-up of a larger image?  If so, if we were to look at the fuller image, would we see Ron Cook wandering around a sensitive crime scene without wearing gloves?  Is Ron Cook holding something?  If so, what?

Were other similar photographs taken of Ron Cook and other police officers at the scene?  If so, where are these photographs?

Are such photographs situated in the forensic files and if so, what is the name of that file or album and has it been disclosed?
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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 12:35:AM »
Why do you think it is RC?

Where is it from?

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 12:54:AM »
Why do you think it is RC?

Where is it from?

Good questions, but I'm reasonably sure it's Ronald Cook.  The photograph is circulated around quite a lot and it's referred to as him and it resembles him when you compare it to other photographs that are officially supposed to be him.  Now I think about it, I believe the man had a slight stoop and you can see it in the picture above.

As for where it's from, that's partly the point of the thread.  For research purposes, I have a copy of Murder Casebook 7 and the above picture is in it on page 223, and there is a short italised comment above it confirming it's Ronald Cook. 

The description states:

"Detective Inspector Ronald Cook (below) was the scene-of-crime office at White House Farm.  His forensic tests were widely criticized [sic], but misleading clues had been laid."

The photograph is black and white, like this one, and has the same focal point (assuming it's a close-up of a larger image, which I suspect it must be).  It's credited to the Anglia Press Agency.

My questions still stand.  I suspect the photographer was somebody from the local press, but I'd be interested to know.  The significance of it is fairly obvious.
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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 01:04:AM »
I'm not sure I follow.

Let's say it is RC, what are you actually asking, Are you asking where it was taken, thinking it may be WHF?

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 01:05:AM »
I'm not sure I follow.

Let's say it is RC, what are you actually asking, Are you asking where it was taken, thinking it may be WHF?

My questions are in plain English in the opening post.  Not sure what else I'm supposed to explain to you?

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 01:09:AM »
Oh okay.

It doesn't seem very concise, lots of words,  I was just after the bullet points.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 01:16:AM »
Oh okay.

It doesn't seem very concise, lots of words,  I was just after the bullet points.

My post is concise.

Concise =/ = Short

Buy a dictionary.

Also, I don't post here to your order, Hartley.

I've seen your posting history.  I know what your agenda here is.  If you plan to disrupt this thread, my advice is don't even think about it. I'll dissect you.
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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 01:17:AM »
I presume most of the questions are rhetoric?

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 01:18:AM »
I presume most of the questions are rhetoric?

No, Hartley, they're not.

Can I recommend that before you continue to post, that you seek assistance with your English comprehension?

Or perhaps just ignore my posts if they're above your intellectual level?

Thank you, Hartley.

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 01:21:AM »
Sorry I don't understand.

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 01:22:AM »
Sorry I don't understand.

I know.

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 01:24:AM »
So what do you think about the image you posted?

Lots of questions, what are your thoughts on it?

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 01:27:AM »
I know.

Sorry, I'm not that bright.  :-[

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 01:38:AM »
Sorry, I'm not that bright.  :-[

I took it to mean you were being facetious with me, that's why I reacted as above.  I'm used to it now, so I jump to that conclusion.

What I'm getting at is:

(i). It seems odd (at least to me) that a police officer is photographed at a crime scene.  (I realise that they can be photographed incidentally, but why would he be photographed in that way?).

(ii). Let's say it's a press photographer who has done it.  Then who was it and what other photographs did he take?  And where are those photographs?

(iii). If it was a police officer who took it, then why?  And similar questions: who and where?

(iv). Did this person take pictures inside the farmhouse?

(v). Is the photo above of Ron Cook part of a larger photo, and if so, where is it and what does it show him doing? 

I've now ended up giving you another list of questions, so we're going round in circles, but I'm not sure how else to explain.  I'm not saying this is very important, but it just interests me and it could be important if there are photos somewhere that haven't been looked at.  There could be a whole album of them.

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Re: Photograph of D. I. Ronald Cook. Is He At The Crime Scene?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 01:38:AM »
It doesn't look like WHF, I'm not even sure if it is Ron Cook.

I understand that there are several photographs of police officers at White House Farm, posing and acting in a somewhat unprofessional manner. Although I wouldn't say that this image fits that bill.

I'm more interested in the reason for the question.