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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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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.

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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.” "


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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]
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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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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
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« Reply #4238 on: March 27, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
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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 #4242 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)"

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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4243 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)"

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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4244 on: April 29, 2017, 11:47:59 PM »
APRIL 30 2017 - 4:26AM

Madeleine McCann's parents are trying to protect their twins, 12, from online abuse


The parents of Madeleine McCann have spoken of the hurt caused by fake news and how they are now trying to protect their 12-year-old twins from online abuse.

In a moving interview to mark the tenth anniversary of the disappearance, Kate and Gerry McCann also tell of a new normality of adjusting to life after so long without their eldest child.

The McCanns also disclose they are taking their legal battle with the former Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral to the European courts after a judgment that ruled in his favour.

Madeleine was three when she vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3, 2007.

In their interview with the BBC's Fiona Bruce, Mrs McCann said they would do "whatever it takes for as long as it takes" to find their daughter.

Of the anniversary, she said: "I never thought we'd still be in this situation, so far along the line. It's a huge amount of time. In some ways it feels like it was only a few weeks ago, in other times it has felt really long. But it's a hard marker of time. It's time we should have had with Madeleine. We should have been a family of five for all that time. It just feels stolen."

Asked about the postings on the internet, Mrs McCann said they did their best to avoid social media.

But she said she was anxious for their children Sean and Amelie, who were two at the time, but are now beginning to use social media themselves.

"Our worry is for our children," said Mrs McCann, 49, a former GP, who disclosed she has started working again in medicine but not as a general practitioner.

"I think we've tried to educate them a little bit as well because obviously it's not just us that has fallen victim to the downside of social media."

Of the postings, she said: "I think it has been shocking... that aspect of human nature that I hadn't really encountered before. It's been striking and quite hard really to get your head round. Because why would somebody write that? Why would somebody add to someone's upset, why would someone in a position of ignorance do something like that?"

Mr McCann, 48, a cardiologist, added: "I don't want to dwell on the negative aspects too long, but I think in this era of fake news, it is extremely topical and I think people just need to think twice before what they write and the effects it has.

"Certainly I know ourselves with our own experience, both in the mainstream media and also on the internet, we just say I am not going to believe that until I see evidence of it.

"I'm sure it is a very small minority of people who spend their time doing it, but it has totally inhibited what we do. Personally, we don't use social media, although we have used it in Madeleine's campaign. But for our twins who are growing up in an era where mobile technology is used all the time, we don't want them not to be able to use it in the same way that their peers do."

The couple, from Rothley in Leicestershire, lamented that they had only been able to enjoy their "little perfect nuclear family of five" for such a short period of time.

Mr McCann, acknowledging the passing of time, said: "You adapt and you have a new normality. And unfortunately for us a new normality is a family of four.

"The last five years in particular has allowed us to really properly devote time to looking after the twins and ourselves and of course carrying on with our work.

"At some point you've got to realise that time is not frozen and I think both of us realise that we owed it to the twins to make sure that their life is as fulfilling as they deserve, and we have certainly tried our best to achieve that."

The couple's misery was compounded by finding themselves accused by the Portuguese police of being implicated in the disappearance.

Although they have been formally cleared by both Portuguese and British police for almost a decade, they remain locked in a legal battle with Amaral, who was sacked from the case but wrote a book about it.

The McCanns successfully sued Amaral for libel but the ex-detective won the latest round of the bitter dispute in the Portuguese supreme court.

Mr McCann said they would take the case to Europe because "the last judgment is terrible", adding: "We've got to challenge it, and we will do."

Mrs McCann said: "I find it all incomprehensible to be honest. It has been very upsetting, and it has caused a lot of frustration and anger which is a real negative emotion.

"I just have to hope that in the long run that justice will prevail."

The Sunday Telegraph

http://linkis.com/brisbanetimes.com.au/gH5v8
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"