Backchat breathed a huge sigh of relief when Kent police finally charged three people with stealing the Securitas millions.

Insurance Times' writing prowess nearly landed a poor broker in hot water last week when it unwittingly announced: "Oval's £53m boost".

By coincidence, the Yorkshire broker had secured an acquisition war chest for the same amount as the Securitas heist. But police were not deflected by IT's prose and concentrated their efforts elsewhere.