Hot on the heels of Tony’s call came the one from the police. The caller asked Paolo to go to his local Limehouse Police Station at 3pm to complete the paperwork on his statement of the previous night. The caller was remarkably polite, but Paolo wasn’t of a mind to refuse anyway.
The police strategy was to keep Tony and Paolo apart and then if anything Tony said earlier in Walthamstow didn’t quite gel, then they could try to pump Paolo for the truth.
Paolo knew this might be the case after Tony did say he would be at Walthamstow.