The conduct of the police and the court authorities in this high profile and distressing case has been nothing short of disgraceful. Her family have been put through the wringer by the defence counsel who should feel ashamed of his conduct. He should also be severely reprimanded In this country the victims are continually being harrassed and they must put their lives on hold to get justice.
Once again the police have been shown to have been culpable and frankly incompetent. Once again they have issued an apology. Personally I am sick of them apologising. I want them to do their job and if they can't (and too often they can't) then they should be sacked. The problem is that the modern police force had been politicised and clearly this has affected competence. If the system becomes corrupt then effectiveness is flawed.
The useless coppers know that most of them will be protected as long as they don't rock the boat. Levi Bellfield should have been caught months before but as usual the criminal was given the benefit of the doubt (no doubt he was also called 'mate').
Milly Dowler will always be remembered by her family but she will be remembered by the rest of us for judicial incompetence. Just remember however, you voted for the people who appointed most of them so you share the blame!