|Hans Kristian Rausing|
In the first case, Rausing admitted to drug use and mental health problems stretching back over a period of some years. On his account, his failure to report the death of his wife (who suffered from similar problems) was due to an unwillingness to face up to the reality that his wife had died. The use of the offence seems to have been a way of ensuring thta he undertook some sort of treatment - he was given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to undertake a drug rehabilitation programme. This may already be troubling, given the existence of civil procedures which might have accomplished the same end, but the use of the the charge against Jackie Powell, is even more worrying.
|Police searching Saddleworth Moor|
|Grave robbers at work|