My family became infected with what I have called a disease – a distrust of the police that spans generations. But this week, the government has the opportunity to turn the page on these years.
Last month, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, asked me what an inquiry would mean after all these years. I’m now a grandfather and I want my grandchildren to be able to trust the police, as I was brought up to do, I said.
Well, I guess he’ll never need to worry about it, will he?