When I last posted about the future of Sara Thornton on 18th July, The Death of David Kelly - The future of Chief Constable Sara Thornton , the media were reporting that she was favourite to replace Sir Paul Stephenson as Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Today, the Evening Standard, Leading woman candidate drops out of race for Met's top job, reports that "Sara Thornton, the chief constable of Thames Valley and previously seen as one of the most likely contenders, is now said to be unwilling to run" for the post of Commissioner.
The Evening Standard doesn't make the connection that Sara Thornton's reluctance to apply for the Commissioner's job may relate to the concerns expressed by myself and others that she has taken part in a process of perverting the course of justice with respect to the death of Dr. David Kelly.
Perhaps the recent labelling by an MP of a former senior Metropolitan Police officer as a "dodgy geezer" showed to Ms Thornton that skeletons can exit cupboards unpredictably and without warning.
If it were to be demonstrated that Sara Thornton had participated in perverting the course of justice that would make her a very dodgy geezer-ess indeed!