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Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« on: April 11, 2015, 11:30:01 AM »
Here we are nearly eight years on and some 10 million worse for wear to the public purse and still by all accounts and despite the best efforts by both the Portuguese and English police, not a trace of Madeleine McCann has been found.

Given the conduct by those involved directly in the investigation and the numerous unanswered questions which surround them, is it now time for a Public Inquiry into the whole sordid affair?

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 11:33:55 AM »
Here we are nearly eight years on and some 10 million worse for wear to the public purse and still by all accounts and despite the best efforts by both the Portuguese and English police, not a sign of Madeleine McCann has been found.

Given the conduct by those involved directly in the investigation and the numerous unanswered questions which surround them, is it now time for a Public Inquiry into the whole sordid affair?

No! that would be throwing good taxpayers money after bad. IMHO of course.
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 11:40:48 AM »
Here we are nearly eight years on and some 10 million worse for wear to the public purse and still by all accounts and despite the best efforts by both the Portuguese and English police, not a trace of Madeleine McCann has been found.

Given the conduct by those involved directly in the investigation and the numerous unanswered questions which surround them, is it now time for a Public Inquiry into the whole sordid affair?

you mean spend another 10 million
as experienced investigators...based on the evidence...we believe Madeleine McCann was removed from the apartment by a stranger....DCI Redwood...Scotland Yard

Neither the McCanns nor their friend are persons of interest or suspects

If civil questions are being asked can we have the courtesy to provide civil answers.

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 11:46:19 AM »
No! that would be throwing good taxpayers money after bad. IMHO of course.

There seems to be no appetite for a public inquiry ... as the organisers of a petition in another place have discovered.

I do not agree that investigating the cases of missing children is "bad money" ... but I do agree a public inquiry in this instance would be an unnecessary use of resources, time and effort.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 12:05:57 PM »
There seems to be no appetite for a public inquiry ... as the organisers of a petition in another place have discovered.

I do not agree that investigating the cases of missing children is "bad money" ... but I do agree a public inquiry in this instance would be an unnecessary use of resources, time and effort.

I didn't say it was. I think Operation Grange is questionable in principle regardless of the names involved.
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 12:16:24 PM »
I didn't say it was. I think Operation Grange is questionable in principle regardless of the names involved.

Agreed Alice. As SY have absolutely no judicial power in Portugal unless their investigation tallys with what has been unearthed by the PJ what exactly is the point of spending all that money ?
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 01:36:08 PM »
Here we are nearly eight years on and some 10 million worse for wear to the public purse and still by all accounts and despite the best efforts by both the Portuguese and English police, not a trace of Madeleine McCann has been found.

Given the conduct by those involved directly in the investigation and the numerous unanswered questions which surround them, is it now time for a Public Inquiry into the whole sordid affair?

Who do you mean by "those involved directly in the investigation"?

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 02:08:09 PM »
Who do you mean by "those involved directly in the investigation"?

Everyone ie witnesses, police, private investigators, press etc etc... 

There are some questionable practices which have gone on in this case apart from the events surrounding Madeleine's dissapearance and which many consider to have been illegal under Portuguese criminal law.
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 02:13:32 PM »
Everyone ie witnesses, police, private investigators, press etc etc...

How can a public enquiry investigate the actions of the Portuguese police & press?

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2015, 02:17:38 PM »
How can a public enquiry investigate the actions of the Portuguese police & press?

The Portuguese equivalent can.  It's time these matters were properly investigated and those culpable held to account.

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 02:22:01 PM »
Everyone ie witnesses, police, private investigators, press etc etc... 

There are some questionable practices which have gone on in this case apart from the events surrounding Madeleine's dissapearance and which many consider to have been illegal under Portuguese criminal law.

Are you talking about the PJ leaking false information to the press.......the PJ lying to the McCanns during interviews
as experienced investigators...based on the evidence...we believe Madeleine McCann was removed from the apartment by a stranger....DCI Redwood...Scotland Yard

Neither the McCanns nor their friend are persons of interest or suspects

If civil questions are being asked can we have the courtesy to provide civil answers.

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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2015, 02:22:23 PM »
The Portuguese equivalent can.  It's time these matters were properly investigated and those culpable held to account.

The purpose of the present enquiry (as was the purpose of the first enquiry) is/was to identify those culpable and hold them to account ....
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 02:25:01 PM »
Are you talking about the PJ leaking false information to the press.......the PJ lying to the McCanns during interviews

I suspect they may get away with lying to the McCanns during interviews, because I suspect that may be regarded as a legitimate tactic (with, I should stress, the proviso that an honest account of events being produced in the final PJ document, which happened with Joao Carlos' genuinely fine final PJ report).
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 02:27:20 PM »
Here we are nearly eight years on and some 10 million worse for wear to the public purse and still by all accounts and despite the best efforts by both the Portuguese and English police, not a trace of Madeleine McCann has been found.

Given the conduct by those involved directly in the investigation and the numerous unanswered questions which surround them, is it now time for a Public Inquiry into the whole sordid affair?

Deffo and about time too!   Far too many skeletons in far too many cupboards imo.
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Re: Does the Madeleine McCann case warrant a Public Inquiry?
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2015, 02:29:23 PM »
SY were brought into review the case. Apart from the press, who ever thought they were going to arrest anyone? charge them ?

You can tell by the response of the supporters that Team McCann would hate the very idea of one.