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Offline sadie

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4470 on: June 05, 2019, 05:41:41 PM »
More money for Operation Grange
 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/madeleine-mccann-investigation-police-funding-home-office-year-a8945706.html
Fabulous news.

Thank you jassi


I think that a new thread would be in order for this, but can't get any of the reports from 'Newsnow Madeleine McCann' to open properly.  Can anyone manage that please and post the news up as a new topic?  TY

Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4471 on: June 10, 2019, 04:50:50 PM »
I wondered what that gnashing sound was.  Now I know it was the sound of thousands of sceptics chewing on the carpet in rage and despair.  @)(++(*.

No, that gnashing sound was probably people who are real victims of crimes commited in this country, who do not want their hard earned cash wasted on parents who couldn't be bothered with their children at  evening meal times in another country. I am surprised the PJ even allowed them to interfere/investigate. Naming people who MAY be is a gross miscarriage of justice IMO. They could not possibly get a fair trial. and where would this trial take place? yes the poor portuguese will have to cough up and pay for all that...
'Never underestimate the power of stupid people'... George Carlin

Online Eleanor

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4472 on: June 10, 2019, 05:00:21 PM »
No, that gnashing sound was probably people who are real victims of crimes commited in this country, who do not want their hard earned cash wasted on parents who couldn't be bothered with their children at  evening meal times in another country. I am surprised the PJ even allowed them to interfere/investigate. Naming people who MAY be is a gross miscarriage of justice IMO. They could not possibly get a fair trial. and where would this trial take place? yes the poor portuguese will have to cough up and pay for all that...

It is a Portuguese Case you know, as some are so fond of reminding us.  But they aren't very good at it, so Scotland Yard is helping them out in the recovery of a British Citizen abducted abroad.

Who knows what nationality the abductor has.  Crimes are prosecuted in the country in which they happen.  This is quite normal.

Offline barrier

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4473 on: June 10, 2019, 05:33:09 PM »
It is a Portuguese Case you know, as some are so fond of reminding us.  But they aren't very good at it, so Scotland Yard is helping them out in the recovery of a British Citizen abducted abroad.

Who knows what nationality the abductor has.  Crimes are prosecuted in the country in which they happen.  This is quite normal.

Is that opinion or true,guess you being mod an all it must be true,it which case cite for definitely confirmed as an abduction please.
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Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4474 on: June 10, 2019, 05:57:11 PM »
No, that gnashing sound was probably people who are real victims of crimes commited in this country, who do not want their hard earned cash wasted on parents who couldn't be bothered with their children at  evening meal times in another country. I am surprised the PJ even allowed them to interfere/investigate. Naming people who MAY be is a gross miscarriage of justice IMO. They could not possibly get a fair trial. and where would this trial take place? yes the poor portuguese will have to cough up and pay for all that...
You think the money is being spent on the parents??  What a strange idea.  *%87
"The answer is that no-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance" - G-Unit.

Online Eleanor

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4475 on: June 10, 2019, 06:01:09 PM »
Is that opinion or true,guess you being mod an all it must be true,it which case cite for definitely confirmed as an abduction please.

Please don't be too silly.

Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4476 on: June 10, 2019, 09:39:00 PM »
It is a Portuguese Case you know, as some are so fond of reminding us.  But they aren't very good at it, so Scotland Yard is helping them out in the recovery of a British Citizen abducted abroad.

Who knows what nationality the abductor has.  Crimes are prosecuted in the country in which they happen.  This is quite normal.

Yes SY are very good at it.  Any minute now  even as we type...they have suspects 13 I believe last count.

Great move forward I agree- if it were true and the suspects were not just names handed over to keep the abductor theory in the loop.

ah well, never mind SY are the best of the best...(Giggles)
'Never underestimate the power of stupid people'... George Carlin

Offline John

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4477 on: June 11, 2019, 09:40:42 AM »
WARNING!

Some of the language that has been used recently towards members and moderators is totally unacceptable and has resulted in at least one temporary ban. Regular posters are very well aware of the forum rules so I shouldn't need to have to keep reminding of them. Everyone is entitled to voice their opinion here but it must be done respectfully, there can be no exceptions.

A challenge, let's try and get through today without the need for any moderation. TY   
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed and an exposé of egregious malfeasance by public officials.
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Online ShiningInLuz

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4478 on: June 24, 2019, 04:13:12 PM »
This one might seem a bit of a stretch at first, but think it through.

A seemingly respected army officer, Nikos Metaxas, was sentenced to 7 terms of life imprisonment for abducting and killing 5 foreign women, plus two children.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48744157
What's up, old man?

Offline Vertigo Swirl

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4479 on: June 24, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
This one might seem a bit of a stretch at first, but think it through.

A seemingly respected army officer, Nikos Metaxas, was sentenced to 7 terms of life imprisonment for abducting and killing 5 foreign women, plus two children.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48744157
I've thought it through and cannot see how this news article pertains in any way to the latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann.  Perhaps you could explain?
"The answer is that no-one here believes the parents were directly involved in MM's disappearance" - G-Unit.

Offline John

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4480 on: July 01, 2019, 11:17:52 AM »
Moderation

I have this morning instructed all moderators to take a very strong line with posters who constantly breach the rules of this forum.  This sniping, goading, name calling and other various forms of disruption will cease. Posters who continue to flaunt the rules despite this warning will be subject to a ban without further notice.
A malicious prosecution for a crime which never existed and an exposé of egregious malfeasance by public officials.
The truth never changes with the passage of time.

Offline misty

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4481 on: October 21, 2019, 12:40:25 AM »
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10177250/madeleine-mccann-police-knife-crime/
20 Oct 2019, 22:30Updated: 20 Oct 2019, 22:37

SCOTLAND Yard’s hunt for Madeleine McCann is being led by a top murder cop already battling London’s knife crime epidemic, The Sun can reveal.

Det Chief Insp Mark Cranwell has recently been put in part-time charge of Operation Grange, which has cost taxpayers £12 MILLION to date.
He runs a tiny four-cop team trying to crack a case the Met has been investigating for EIGHT years.

So far it has not made a single arrest - yet was still granted another £300,000 by the Home Office in June.

Meanwhile police are trying desperately to turn back the tide on knife crime in the capital.

Shock figures showed blade offences had soared by seven per cent in the year to June, a record high.

DCI Cranwell is playing a leading role in trying to combat it - making a series of appeals to the public in a raft of recent teenage murders.

RECORD HIGH BLADE OFFENCES
On Tuesday he asked witnesses to come forward over the fatal stabbing of Ben Lines, 20, in Bexley, South East London, on Sunday.

Meanwhile a freedom of information request shows the Operation Grange team he leads is made up of four full-time detectives, including three constables and one sergeant.

The costs are being covered by Special Grant funding from the Home Office, usually available to police forces when they face significant or exceptional costs.

The £12million total spent already is more than double the £5million promised by David Cameron when Operation Grange was launched in May 2011. The task force at its height was 37-strong.

Tens of thousands of pounds have been spent on flights to Portugal and to investigate other sightings around the globe.

The Met said: “As of 30 September 2019, there are four officers working full time on Operation Grange; one Detective Sergeant, and three Detective Constables.

“The Senior Investigating Officer is Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Mark Cranwell, who does not work full time on the investigation.

“DCI Cranwell reports to Commander Stuart Cundy from the Met’s Specialist Crime command, who has chief officer responsibility for Operation Grange.”

 Operation Grange, which was launched in 2011 to try find Madeleine McCann, has so far cost taxpayers £12million


Offline barrier

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4482 on: October 21, 2019, 06:27:00 AM »
Much as SIL thought on his blog with Wall no longer there,having probably retired.
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Offline pathfinder73

Re: Latest news on the search for Madeleine McCann
« Reply #4483 on: February 22, 2020, 11:06:14 PM »
Madeleine McCann police quiz British expat barmaid over her German ex-boyfriend

Madeleine McCann police quiz British expat barmaid over her German ex-boyfriend

Police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have quizzed a British barmaid about her German ex-boyfriend.

Carol Hickman, 59, was asked for information on Michael Jehle, 51, who lives near Praia da Luz – where Maddie, three, vanished in 2007.

But Mr Jehle insisted to the Sunday Mirror: “I don’t know about Maddie. Police know where I live.”

Barmaid Carol Hickman told of her shock today.

Expat Carol – who works at Kelly’s Bar just 450 metres from where Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007 – said two plain-clothed officers acting for Scotland Yard asked about the German decorator.

They wanted phone numbers and any Facebook contact.



The Sunday Mirror has learned another of his exes was quizzed in 2007 – and had her freezer searched.

As the mystery deepened yesterday, baffled Carol, 59, described Mr Jehle as “a friendly hippy”.

And when our team tracked him down he said he had nothing to hide.

Carol said officers from the Portuguese Judicial Police were trying to trace her ex and another of his old flames, a German woman.

Carol, 59, who has lived on the Algarve since 1997, told us: “They came into the bar and said ‘You can thank Her Majesty for this visit’.

"That’s when I knew they were from Scotland Yard. They asked if I could remember May 3, 2007.

“Of course I remember. I was in the bar and we had a call from friends saying a little girl had vanished. We went out on the search and we were out all night.”

Carol said the police visited her two weeks ago – first at the bar, followed by an interview at her home.

She went on: “They were asking about Madeleine and interested in my German ex-boyfriend.

"We were in an 18-month relationship, but at the time of Maddie’s disappearance hadn’t been together for years.

“There’s no reason to suspect him at all. I’m amazed I’m being asked about him. He was a friendly hippy.

"I just find it so strange, the whole thing. The police asked if I had any contact numbers or if I was friends on Facebook, but I’m not.”



It is the second time Kelly’s Bar – a four-minute walk from the McCanns’ apartment – has been mentioned in the investigation.

On the night Madeleine vanished Martin Smith, from Co Louth, Ireland, was there with his family.

As they left they saw a man carrying a small blonde girl who they believe to be Madeleine.

Tonight, the memory remained vivid as Martin told the Sunday Mirror: “I’d say it was definitely the child.

"I’d say it definitely had to be. The place was very quiet at that time of year so I’d say it was definitely the child.”

The latest developments come as it is revealed for the first time that Scotland Yard detectives visited Portugal five times in 2019.

There is nothing to suggest Mr Jehle or the German woman are considered suspects.

It is thought they could help police obtain new information to help in the search.

Mr Jehle has been in Portugal since 1995 and now lives in Monte Novo, Bensafrim, 20 miles from Praia da Luz.

When the Mirror traced him he had no idea why officers had been talking to Carol. Mr Jehle said: “I don’t know anything about Maddie McCann.

“I lived in Praia da Luz for many years, then I moved. I don’t know why the police [are asking about Maddie].

"Everybody knows me, about three months ago people called me and said police were looking for me.

“They were looking for me for another reason. I had to go to court because I had a problem with a friend. This was nothing to do [with Maddie].

“[The police] know where I live, they have my phone number, they can call me.

"I was with Carol in 2004. It was only for one year. She works in Kelly’s Bar, she’s still a good friend of mine.

"I have another girlfriend now. I have had many girlfriends.”



In 2007 another of Mr Jehle’s ex-partners told how she was quizzed by police.

She said then: “Six police, some British, entered my apartment. They told my boyfriend not to move while they looked under the bed.”

On a second visit they reportedly checked her freezer, cupboards and pantry.

She said police officers told her: “We are looking for Madeleine.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-police-quiz-british-21556263
« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 11:36:08 PM by pathfinder73 »
Smithman carrying a child in his arms checked his watch after passing the Smith family and the time was 10:03. Both are still unidentified 10 years later.