Ben Goldacre has an update on the Dr Coghill, who had claimed to have found evidence linking suicides in Bridgend with phone masts. You will recall that Coghill had claimed to have misplaced the vital data. Not that that had stopped the Sunday Express from printing his views.
Coghill now claims to have found the data - but is refusing to let Goldacre see them.
Sadly Dr Coghill still does not wish to tell me what figures he collected, what analysis he did on them, what "average" he compared them with, what the results were, and what interpretation he makes from these results. This baffles me.
I don't think it does really baffle Goldacre at all; he is being tremendously polite. Coghill has now complained about Goldacre to the PCC, which is a good thing in a way, because I should imagine the PCC will be interested in seeing his results in the interests of determining the veracity of his complaint.
But surely the Sunday Express could settle this once and for all by providing the vital evidence they had for their front-page story, checked and double-checked to ensure its authenticity and accuracy.