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Offline misty

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4230 on: December 29, 2015, 04:36:21 PM »
http://portugalresident.com/madeleine-case-slips-into-its-ninth-year

Madeleine case slips into its ninth year

Investigations into the controversial disappearance of Madeleine McCann seem set to continue in the new year at high cost but dubious worth.

The Metropolitan Police Service investigation codenamed Operation Grange has so far cost £12.5 million but has it come up with any substantive evidence to show what happened to Madeleine? The Met is not saying.

“We have not given a running commentary on the investigation, have not discussed ongoing lines of the investigation and the enquiry has not reached a conclusion,” a spokesperson reiterated at the weekend, adding that “there are still focused lines of investigation to be pursued.”

In a Christmas message expressing “new energy, new opportunities and new hope,” Kate and Gerry McCann thanked the Met for the “progress” made over the year, but they are reportedly poised to use the £750,000 left in their Find Madeleine fund to hire a new team of private detectives when the Operation Grange investigation ends.

The Met disclosed in October it was scaling down the Operation Grange team from 29 full-time officers to just four.

In its early review work starting in 2011, they collated more than 40,000 documents from UK and foreign law enforcement agencies as well as various private investigation companies.

Some of this had to be translated into English, facts had to be cross-referred and diligently analysed in the search for new lines of inquiry before the review was turned into a full-scale investigation in mid-2012.
Since then the Operation Grange team say they have raised 7,154 actions and identified 560 lines of enquiry, taken 1,338 statements and collected 1,027 exhibits. More than 30 international requests have been sent to various countries asking for work to be undertaken on behalf of the Met.

Officers have investigated more than 60 persons of interest, considered 650 sex offenders and looked into reports of 8,685 potential sightings of Madeleine around the world.

That all seems clear enough, but to many sceptics who have followed the case closely it is all a show, a sham, a cover-up, a whitewash, a conspiracy to hide the truth. They allege the claim that Madeleine was abducted, which her parents have always been adamant about and which the police and mainstream press in the UK seem to accept, is a fabrication.

The Met, of course, will have none of it. Poring through a vast wealth of information and theories in the extraordinary circumstances of investigating a missing child years later in another country was always going to be an immense task and required a full team of 29 staff working on it, is the official view.

“While there remain lines of enquiry to follow, the vast majority of the work by Operation Grange has been completed,” according to the Met.

The team now consists of a detective sergeant and three detective constables who have been working on the case for a long time. They will continue to be overseen by Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall. Officers will deploy to Portugal if required to do so.

The Met’s Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has stated that every possible measure is being taken to find out what happened to Madeleine.

“We still have very definite lines to pursue which is why we are keeping a dedicated team of officers working on the case.
“The Portuguese police remain the lead investigators and our team will continue to support their inquiry. They have extended every courtesy to Operation Grange and we maintain a close working relationship. I know they remain fully committed to investigating Madeleine's disappearance with support from the Metropolitan Police.”

The willingness of Madeleine’s parents to go private again begs the question of how any latter-day team of private detectives could hope to solve a case that seems to have stumped not only Operation Grange, but two lengthy investigations by the Portuguese judicial police and expensive earlier probes by three previous teams of private detectives.

An unnamed source quoted by in the British press shortly before Christmas said: “We don't know exactly when Operation Grange will end but while it continues it has the finest technology and analysts.”

The source added poignantly: “Private investigations are expensive and do not have anything like the range and capabilities available to the Yard.”

The Operation Grange enquiry may close in a few months by which time another landmark in this costly case will probably have been reached. A ruling could come at any time now on former detective Gonçalo Amaral’s appeal against the outcome of the civil action brought against him by Kate and Gerry McCann

The McCanns were awarded €500,000 plus interest in damages over his book, Maddie, the Truth of the Lie. If the McCanns lose the appeal, it is thought they may counter-appeal.

As to what really happened to Madeleine in Praia da Luz in May 2007, with the passing of each year we seem no closer to learning the whole truth.

By LEN PORT
 Len Port is a journalist and author based in the Algarve. Follow Len’s reflections on current affairs in Portugal on his blog: algarvenewswatch.blogspot.pt
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Offline stephen25000

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4231 on: February 27, 2017, 07:42:52 PM »
 From a certain tabloid..............

' MADDIE PROBE BLOW

 Britain’s top cop Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe quits without seeing through pledge to find Madeleine McCann to ‘end her parents’ torture’

Met Police boss is stepping down with cops no closer to finding the missing child after thousands of potential sightings '

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2960478/britains-top-cop-sir-bernard-hogan-howe-quits-without-seeing-through-pledge-to-find-madeleine-mccann-to-end-her-parents-torture/#comments
The McCanns were solely responsible for their childcare arrangements and there is no one else to blame.

S and S, two more amateurs making money from a disappeared child, and clearly without a clue.

Offline Faithlilly

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4232 on: March 06, 2017, 01:49:40 PM »
Moral Guilt
Detractors of the work of our British Police in bringing criminals to justice generally ignore the important distinction between moral proof and legal evidence of guilt. In not a few cases that are popularly classed with 'unsolved mysteries of crime,' the offender is known, but evidence is wanting. If, for example, in- a recent murder case of special notoriety and interest,* certain human remains had not been found in a cellar, a great crime would have been catalogued among `Police failures'; and yet, even without the evidence which sent the murderer to the gallows, the moral proof of his guilt would have been full and clear.
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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4233 on: March 11, 2017, 11:33:11 PM »
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-plough-500000-10009454

"Madeleine McCann’s parents have put nearly £500,000 into a string of investments in a desperate bid to keep their search for her going.

Kate and Gerry hope returns from the schemes will boost the dwindling Find Madeleine Fund as the 10th ­anniversary of her disappearance ­approaches. They have declined to reveal what they have invested in.

A source said: “They are making best use of the fund’s remaining cash. It makes sense to make sure the money earns as much as possible.” "


The whole article is worth reading if only because....................well work it out for yourselves.
Blimey the book burners have taken over.

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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4234 on: March 11, 2017, 11:46:52 PM »
Morny Stannit.....read all about it.

http://news.sky.com/story/sundays-national-newspaper-front-pages-10799223

:: Sunday Express

[i"]The detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have identified a person they want to question".[/i]
Blimey the book burners have taken over.

Offline pathfinder73

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4235 on: March 12, 2017, 12:45:50 AM »
Madeleine McCann police funds extended for six months

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017.
"As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated."

Met Police said: "The investigation is ongoing. We are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39246538
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Online Robittybob1

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4236 on: March 12, 2017, 12:46:49 AM »
Morny Stannit.....read all about it.

http://news.sky.com/story/sundays-national-newspaper-front-pages-10799223

:: Sunday Express

[i"]The detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have identified a person they want to question".[/i]
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/778047/madeleine-mccann-police-investigation-new-lead-one-man-key
What are you doing to find Madeleine?

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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4238 on: March 27, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
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Online Brietta

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4239 on: April 10, 2017, 12:35:24 AM »
Members please note ... there is NO discussion on this thread ... it is solely for the Latest News
If you have interesting points to make regarding what is in the news, please do so here ...
http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=5764.msg204508#msg204508
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Online Brietta

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4240 on: April 29, 2017, 11:31:20 PM »
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Prime suspect in Madeleine McCann case is a WOMAN

SCOTLAND Yard’s key suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is a woman, the Sunday Express can reveal.

By EXCLUSIVE BY CAROLINE WHEELER AND JAMES MURRAY
PUBLISHED: 22:30, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The hunt for the woman, who was spotted close to where the three year old went missing, is the critical lead in the investigation and has been described as “a hugely significant line of inquiry”.

The news comes as Madeleine’s parents gave a moving interview to mark the tenth anniversary of her disappearance.

Last month we revealed that the police had identified a person they wanted to question having been given an extra £85,000 to follow up the crucial lead.

The hunt was due to end within weeks as funding ran out.

But the fresh development means funding for the investigation will continue until September.

Last week Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said they still hoped they could provide answers to what happened.

The Scotland Yard chief said there are still “critical” leads that are of “great interest” to the investigation.

Full story will be published in the Sunday Express.

The Sunday Express is also publishing an eight page special report on the tenth anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance

Madeleine was in Praia da Luz with her parents Kate and Gerry when she went missing.

She disappeared from their apartment while the parents dined just 60 yards away.

On Wednesday, the famly including Madeleine's younger twin siblings, Sean and Amelie, now 12, will mark the 10th anniversary of her disappearance with an outdoor prayer service in their home village of Rothley.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/798259/Madeleine-McCann-Latest-prime-suspect-is-a-woman
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Online Brietta

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4241 on: April 29, 2017, 11:54:24 PM »
Maddie Case: Ten Years Later, PJ Denies Political Pressures
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, the Judiciary Police Directorate denies that there have been political pressures from London and Lisbon in the course of the investigation. The case remains unresolved.
LUSA April 29, 2017, 12:49 Share news

The Deputy Director of the Judiciary Police said that the PJ never suffered political pressure during the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007 and that criticism of the police did not affect the work.

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"The Judicial Police did not feel any political pressure from the British authorities and even less from the Portuguese authorities to act in this or that way. This pressure did not exist at all," Pedro do Carmo said in an interview with the Lusa news agency. Disappearance of the English child Madeleine McCann in the Algarve.

During the process, the PJ followed several lines of investigation, and the parents of the child came to constitute defendants, which received criticism, especially from the English media, but Pedro do Carmo believes that they had "no consequence or impact on the investigation ".

"For the Judiciary Police, it is important, as long as it is possible to clarify the case, to continue their work," acknowledging that Maddie's disappearance was a case "unique in the history of the PJ and of the country," he said.

"Because it is a missing child and eventually we can face a crime that has not been clarified yet, we have every interest in knowing what happened, because that is how we can learn the lessons for future situations," he said.

In this case, he added, "we have not yet come to that point which makes it a unique case, and this justifies the commitment and persistence of the PJ. This is what mobilizes us and keeps us determined and immune to any pressure. Political or media. "

Although the police are aware that, as time goes by, it becomes more difficult to reach answers or results, it continues to investigate the case, through a team from the Porto directory, with Pedro do Carmo saying that "still There is reason to hope. "

The disappearance of Maddie continues to be investigated by the PJ and the Metropolitan Police, and in the words of the deputy director of police, "a close relationship, cooperation, but with separation of teams and degree of independence."

The fact that the mystery remained ten years ago leads Pedro do Carmo to admit that this case is "a stone in the shoe of the PJ" and that it is still premature to make an analysis of how the whole process of investigation has run.

On May 3, 2007, three-year-old Maddie disappeared from her bedroom with her two younger brothers and sisters in a holiday apartment in the Algarve.

At the outset of the investigation, the PJ came to constitute as defendant Robert Murat, a Briton who lived near the Ocean Club and who had participated in the searches and was an interpreter of GNR and PJ.

https://www.publico.pt/2017/04/29/sociedade/noticia/caso-maddie-dez-anos-depois-pj-nega-pressoes-politicas-1770459
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4242 on: April 30, 2017, 12:19:27 AM »
Members please note ... there is NO discussion on this thread ... it is solely for the Latest News. 
If you have interesting points to make regarding what is in the news, please do so here ...
http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=5764.msg204508#msg204508
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The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline G-Unit

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4243 on: September 25, 2017, 08:26:55 AM »
Hunt for Madeleine McCann could be over THIS WEEK: £12million probe may CLOSE after funding blow.

THE £12million British police probe into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann could be shelved this week


By Jerry Lawton / Published 25th September 2017

Funding for the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Grange is due to run out on Saturday.

Officers have applied to the Home Office for an extra £90,000 to keep the investigation going for another six months.

Policing minister Nick Hurd was expected to sign it off but Home Secretary Amber Rudd has reportedly got involved and no decision has yet been taken.

If the Met’s bid is rejected it is likely the four-strong team of detectives still working on the case will be wound down.
Scotland Yard could pay the sum from its own budget, but the force has suffered severe cutbacks.

Police union officials have called for the McCann inquiry to be axed and funds redirected to protect London from crime and terrorism.

If the probe is halted it would be a bitter blow to Madeleine’s doctor parents Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics.

Sources say they would dip into a fund set up shortly after their daughter vanished in Portugal in 2007 to pay private detectives to carry on looking for her.
But that cash pot – funded by public donations and the proceeds from Kate’s book about the case – has dwindled.

The couple also still have to pay Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral’s legal costs after their bid to sue him for £1m in libel damages failed.

A source said: “If the Home Office doesn’t come through with the extra funds, it would be a blow.

“The police obviously believe there are still active leads to be followed up and progress to be made.
“It would be extremely frustrating if funding was to dry up without the inquiry being allowed to reach a conclusion.”

A Home Office spokesman said recently: “The Metropolitan Police has made a further application for funding which will be considered.

“They have needed to justify what the money would be spent on.

“The Home Office has provided funding for Operation Grange and the resources required are reviewed regularly with careful consideration given before any new funding is allocated.”
The last cash injection came in April, with £85,000 to keep the current team working until the end of this month.

A Met Police spokesman said: “The inquiry has not reached a conclusion and we’re continuing with focus and determination.”

An announcement from the Home Office is expected this week.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/647381/madeleine-mccann-search-missing-girl-portugal-police-hunt-end
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