kwackers wrote:I'm guessing this means that despite all the discussion and victim blaming we don't actually know that she cycled up the inside of a lorry indicating left after all(?)
One thing about anonymous imagined reports more generally is they may affect a trial. Suppose there are several sound witnesses and other evidence amounting to a strong prosecution case, the police must investigate as far as they are able any other material information. If they cannot trace the potential witness, the information must still be disclosed to the defence, for whom it may be a straw to grasp in trying to convince the jury that there is a reasonable doubt. At the very least, it muddies the waters.