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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 »
'The archiving of the case was determined by the fact that public prosecutors hadn't managed to obtain sufficient evidence of the practice of crimes by the appellants.
'There is therefore a significant, and not merely a semantic difference, between the legally admissible foundations of the archive ruling.
'It doesn't therefore seem acceptable that the ruling, based on the insufficiency of evidence, should be equated to proof of innocence.'

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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.
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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

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[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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Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4238 on: March 27, 2017, 02:36:11 AM »
Members please note ... the following message is from John.
Please take any discussion to a relevant thread.

Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:56:36 PM »

This thread as its title suggests is reserved solely for posts relating to the latest news in the search for Madeleine.  The thread will be constantly monitored and any irrelevant or off topic posts will be expunged.  Thank you.

http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=2784.msg93308#msg93308

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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 #4239 on: March 27, 2017, 12:47:19 PM »
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