The solicitor was unusually frightened by Rufus's outburst upon hearing what he was accused of doing. He not so much denied everything, but did so in such a convincing way that she had doubts she'd not had before. She too had read the stories in the paper.
It was very difficult to advise him in such a state of anger. A PC rushed in to check what was going on, but there was no sign of physical attack and the solicitor indicated she was OK.
"If you have not committed any crime, then say absolutely nothing." was her considered advice.