One document states that DC Colin Shields didn't see the body.
Another report has DC Shields referring to seeing the body "laying on his back".
Which is it?
Point 42 of Schedule of responses to issues raised states this:
Hutton failed to call DC Shields – one of two
detectives who attended Dr Kelly’s body.
DC Shields did not attend Dr Kelly’s body and had no relevant
information to assist the Inquiry.
On page 5 of his report Dr. Shepherd states the following:
The Police officers (DC Coe and DC Shields) who initially attended the scene commented that the body was "laying on his back", they did not describe sitting or slumping against a tree.
If the first statement is true then how can Dr. Shepherd report DC Shields as seeing the body "laying on his back"?
It may not matter too much whether or not DC Shields saw the body but surely the Attorney General and Thames Valley Police can be expected at least to tell a story that is internally consistent?
If they succeeded in achieving internal coherence then an intelligent member of the public might have more prospect of believing the cover-up.