If the going gets tough, former homicide investigator Colin McLaren recommends perseverance, determination, getting it right and always being responsible.
Colin McLaren discusses with Eve Ash how he saw a different way the Princess Diana investigation could have been conducted. He investigated the accident scene and found evidence missed by the police and forensics. He counsels the importance of not giving up when cases are complex or obstructive. Be methodical, be diligent in uncovering the facts, always keep an open mind as to possible answers. Above all, follow correct procedure and report frequently on what you’re doing. You will solve any problem if you stay on it.
Key Learning Points
When you are researching for the true facts and wanting to solve a problem, always:
Make getting it right first time your objective
Be methodical – don’t be daunted or give up
Follow correct procedures and report often
Keep your principles intact
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Colin McLaren