The tragic murder of the nine year old girl in a lorry in a layby near Peterborough is a terrible story. Her step father was found hanging nearby. Since the discovery the Police have publicly speculated that he assaulted his step daughter and then killed himself. I agree that this, on the face of it, looks the most likely explanation. But I question whether this should have been said publicly at this stage of the their enquiries.
It's just possible that they were both murdered by someone else - or more than one person. If that does turn out to be the case, the step father's good name will have been publicly traduced.
Maybe the Police have their reasons for voicing their suspicions in public. But it makes me deeply uncomfortable.