The killer of Jimmy Mizen is in custody after apparently giving himself up to the police.
I think this has more to do with the reaction of the parents of Jimmy than any police work. Their quiet dignity following the heartbreaking loss of their son has been remarkable - no ranting or raving, the determination to remain calm and in control, the refusal to be angry and willingness to forgive.
When asked what she felt, Margaret Mizen said she felt sorry for the parents of the murderer - I'm sure that would have hit home. I would not be surprised if that was not a significant factor in the killer turning himself in.
But more than anything, what the Mizens did was be British. The much derided "stiff upper lip" was there as were the Christian values which once underpinned our society and moulded our behaviour in times of adversity - forgiveness, tolerance and compassion mixed with the strong determination and belief in what is "right".
Next time someone asks what it means to be British - just think of Mr & Mrs Mizen.