Friday, May 18, 2012

As I was Saying, When People Take The Piss

I wouldn't mind so much, if there wasn't, and always has been, the teeniest bit of controversy surrounding the case.

And perhaps I'm wrong, but isn't the first rule of policing to keep an open mind?



Madeleine McCann could be living with abductor, says Scotland Yard

Yard releases image of how Madeleine may look five years on and asks Portuguese police to reopen inquiry

Scotland Yard detectives released a picture of what Madeleine McCann may look like today as they said they had uncovered new information to suggest she could be alive and living with her abductor.

The senior officer leading an investigative review into the disappearance of Madeleine five years ago is calling on Portuguese police to reopen their inquiry into the case.

Releasing an age-enhanced image of Madeleine – as she nears her ninth birthday on 12 May – Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, of Scotland Yard's homicide and serious crime command, said: "We genuinely believe there's a possibility that she is alive. I want to make a direct appeal. If you know where Madeleine McCann is or if you have any direct information or evidence about what happened to her, then please make contact."

Redwood and his 37-strong team have identified 195 missed investigative opportunities in the 40,000 pieces of evidence they have examined from the Portuguese inquiry, the family's home force in Leicestershire, and the information gleaned by a team of private detectives hired by the McCann family since Madeleine went missing, aged three, from the resort of Praia de Luz on 3 May 2007.

"We are in a unique position seeking to draw together the three key strands of information about her disappearance," said Redwood.



He unequivocally dismissed the conspiracy theory – promoted by the original Portuguese lead detective Goncalo Amaral – that Madeleine's parents had anything to do with her disappearance.

He said detectives believe Madeleine was abducted in "a criminal act by a stranger".



Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, worked closely with the Met to produce the new image of their daughter.

"Kate says she can see Madeleine's brother and sister Sean and Amelie in it as well as something of herself," said the family's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell. She and Gerry feel very positive and they hope it leads to the breakthrough they have been waiting for."

Redwood's team is sifting page by page through 100,000 documents within the 40,000 pieces of evidence, and are a quarter of the way through the exercise. They are working closely with a team of Portuguese detectives and liaising with law enforcement agencies across Europe and the world when necessary.

They are developing what they believe is "genuinely new information" in the hunt for the child. It is understood, though, that this is not based on any new possible sightings. The team is also pursuing the line of inquiry that after five years Madeleine might be dead.

It is understood that key areas being investigated by Scotland Yard – which the Portuguese police failed to pursue – include analysis of a huge amount of mobile phone cell site evidence that was gathered but never analysed. That evidence could help to trace any suspects who were around the resort.

They are also attempting for the first time to contact all the holidaymakers who were staying around the area of the Mark Warner Ocean club complex between 28 April and 3 May 2007, when Madeleine disappeared from her room while her parents were eating dinner with friends at a nearby tapas bar.

Officers are also focusing on any men in the area with criminal convictions that might indicate they are a danger to children, and investigating the backgrounds of resort staff, including examining whether any had suffered the loss of a child.

Commander Simon Foy, Scotland Yard's head of homicide command, said they would not stop until they discovered what had happened to Madeleine. The review inquiry – which has cost £2m to date – began after the McCanns appealed last year to David Cameron for Scotland Yard to investigate the case.

There are examples of children who have been abducted only to be found alive years later: Jaycee Lee Dugard was found alive 18 years after being snatched at the age of 11 from a bus stop in California; the Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch was found in 2006, eight years after being abducted aged 10; and Shawn Hornbeck, who disappeared aged 12 in 2002, was found four years later.

The decision on whether to reopen the inquiry in Portugal is in the hands of the country's attorney general. He has said he will only reopen the investigation if "new, serious and relevant evidence emerges". He was not available for comment.
Redwood said the police review team in Portugal were keen for this to happen. "[They] want to reopen the case … They are a new group of investigators and they are completely engaged and totally committed."

Jim Gamble, former head of the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit, said the hunt for Madeleine had now been reignited. "The person who's done it knows they have done it," said Gamble. "They will be paranoid, and it is likely that someone close to them will see that paranoia, or that as the pressure builds someone close to them who knows they have done it, and who is no longer a friend, might come forward.

"One thing is sure: the person who did this will be watching and listening." Guardian
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H/T The #mccann Daily

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim Gamble, former head of the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit...

And a trustee on the board of PACT with various other McCann cronies.

...said the hunt for Madeleine had now been reignited. "The person who's done it knows they have done it," said Gamble...

That's a very perceptive observation.

..."They will be paranoid, and it is likely that someone close to them will see that paranoia…

Well if it's true that Kate is joining Clarence Mitchell at PACT, Jim can keep an eye on her and check for signs of paranoia.

... or that as the pressure builds someone close to them who knows they have done it, and who is no longer a friend, might come forward...

Are they still friends with all the tapas seven?

..."One thing is sure: the person who did this will be watching and listening."…

Of course they will. That’s why they have Carter-Ruck are on speed dial.

Anonymous said...

They are also attempting for the first time to contact all the holidaymakers who were staying around the area of the Mark Warner Ocean club complex between 28 April and 3 May 2007, when Madeleine disappeared from her room while her parents were eating dinner with friends at a nearby tapas bar.

For the first time?
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October 26, 2010

Kate and Gerry McCann are launching their website in German this week in a bid to reach German tourists who were staying at the Ocean Club when Madeleine vanished.

Apart from British and Dutch holidaymakers, who've long been canvassed directly, there were also German tourists who may have left the resort without talking to police about potential evidence that's not been considered.

http://blogs.news.sky.com/lifeofcri
me/Post:e44cc0f2-bf3e-4894-aa5b-c4
de44a49344
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The British and Dutch holidaymakers have long been canvassed directly. That will save Redwood and his 37-strong team a great deal of time and money.

Of course, there may still be some German holidaymakers who may have left the resort without talking to police. Wie k├Ânnen sie es wagen!

Anonymous said...

"Kate says she can see Madeleine's brother and sister Sean and Amelie in it as well as something of herself," said the family's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell. She and Gerry feel very positive and they hope it leads to the breakthrough they have been waiting for."

Silly me, I can see something of Gerry in it.

Where would we be without a spokesman.

Anonymous said...

Operation Madeleine

Dark dealings, indeed H

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, worked closely with the Met.

Jim Gamble, former head of the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection unit, said the hunt for Madeleine had now been reignited.

All eyes on Madeleine McCann, the good marketing ploy, sold by her own parents.

Without doubt Redwood and his 37-strong team are working closely with a team of Portuguese detectives and liaising with law enforcement agencies across Europe and the world, but no one can convince me that it has anything to do with Madeleine.
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June 16, 2007

Madeleine McCann Mom an Activist, May Fight Child Trafficking Fulltime.

A family friend said: "They have come to realize that this is a major issue. If they can act as figureheads then that's all well and good." Her plans come after meeting child welfare groups and politicians on trips to European capitals.

Kate said last week "This is my job now. I can see this becoming my full-time career, with this whole issue of child welfare and opposing pedophiles"

http://bit.ly/tUqWOT
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24 Jul, 2007

IT was 81 days, an ocean and continent away from the place where his daughter was abducted but Gerry McCann found a strange reassurance here yesterday.

But the global web of paedophilia highlights the risk our most vulnerable face. The centre recently exposed an internet network involving 77 countries. In the UK alone there are more than 100,000 child porn sites. As a business it is, as Gerry said: "Easy, cheap, very profitable and with little risk."

http://bit.ly/Ig3naI
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August 10, 2007

Gerry McCann: "I think it's something tangible that could benefit other people and give a renewed interest to other missing kids in a medium that younger people use, tens of millions of people use YouTube. There are over 229 videos of Madeleine on it already and that's interesting."

http://bit.ly/pEardi
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5:07 "I think, if we don’t find Madeleine the next ... period, we will face more difficult times as they get older and they're on internet and they start seeing ..." (Gerry McCann)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGs
89G9Dw3g

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One thing’s for sure, Madeleine will never be nine years old, but the twins most likely will.

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/kzPS5k

Himself said...

I'm not even going to open any of this.

German girl locked up for years by Bosnian couple: police - Yahoo! News UK http://uk.news.yahoo.com/bosnian-police-arrest-couple-over-girls-8-slavery-184451988.html via @YahooNewsUK

I think you know why.

How long before ......

Anonymous said...

So sad and desillusionating.

the mother (it’s said she knew), neighbour, an impression

http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/3805
/Buitenland/video/detail/1445119
/Duits-meisje-jarenlang-mishandeld-
en-uitgehongerd.dhtml

I wonder who and where is Karla’s father.

Anonymous said...

Fuck me!

http://bit.ly/PDBvoM

"Pain" and lipgloss (caption photo)

"If Sean and Amelie see a sticker of Madeleine they’ll say, ‘Mummy.. they are looking for Madeleine’. It gives me strength." – Kate McCann

It’s all in the headlines.

Translation: "The end justifies the means, Sean and Amelie, the danger on the inside".
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Jun 16, 2007

A family friend said: "They have come to realize that this is a major issue. If they can act as figureheads then that’s all well and good." Her plans come after meeting child welfare groups and politicians on trips to European capitals.

Kate said last week, "This is my job now. I can see this becoming my full-time career, with this whole issue of child welfare and opposing pedophiles".

http://bit.ly/tUqWOT

Himself said...

First link. Lazzeri again.

Second. The shit hit the fan back in 07 when that was aired, you think she might have learned a bit from that!

Anonymous said...

Abducted by their German father.

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle
/my-husband-stole-my-children-
6474701.html

Catherine Meyer

"Kate McCann is the same. As long as I was fighting, I was passing on the message to my children that I hadn't abandoned them." And did they get it? "They never found out. But they can now if they Google."

They can now if they Google!

"Everyone discusses money before they get married," she says, "but if you're marrying someone from a different nationality you need at least to think about what might happen to your children if you split up."

"Everyone discusses money before they get married ..."

???

"My advice is to marry the boy next door."

Well, if you say so.

Anonymous said...

a masterpiece
http://twitpic.com/a6e0ll

Himself said...

Thank you, but as we say oop north, it's nowt but 'truth lass.

Anonymous said...

"I have got to be careful what I say because of where we are," Mr Sprake told inquiry chairman Lord Justice Leveson. "The information came from a source close to the family. At the time I thought it was appropriate."

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/
news/national/news/9824408
.McCann_holiday_photos__appropriate_/

Himself said...

At the time I thought it was appropriate

It's quite difficult not to draw the obvious inference, don't you think?

Morte.

Anonymous said...

Normal farm
bit.ly/OPnAKe

One relation said: She reckons it will be a best seller and she’ll make a fortune.

Inspiration
bit.ly/n7ssj9

Himself said...

Karen Matthews jokes.

http://hahas.co.uk/karen-matthews/

I'm glad to see that it is an old article.

I simply cannot believe it. She left her children alone to go out drinking. Cadaver odour was scented by trained British dogs in her apartment and the car hired after Madeleine. When she was taken in for questioning she refused to answer questions. Then she flew home. How on earth is any of this inspirational?

Anonymous said...

Kate's book - Gerry told someone he thought was a Leicester police officer when they were returning from Canada and she claims he was tricked.Yeah right! Matt Sprake worked with Cameron during election campaign.

Anonymous said...

DALLAS

http://bit.ly/R7NOcq

some comments

Pamela Gurney
There is no evidence to support any theory of abduction. More evidence to support the theory of a dead body being present and subsequently removed. Read the Police files and educate yourself beyond the media control and spin in the UK. RIP Madeleine.

Pamgurney
NOT ME! How dare you post as me Mr Bret?

Pamela Gurney
Oh stop stalking people, the world will know about the cadaver dogs and the cadaver odour. A PR company cannot hide the truth through the offices of one deranged old bag.

Pamgurney
Sorry...can you write that in English?

Pat Brown
The Madeleine McCann case has nothing to do with child sex trafficking and the last suspects that I know of in this case and the last people the Portuguese police spent time focusing where the McCanns themselves. My book, Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, was removed from sale by Amazon after the McCann's solicitors, Carter-Ruck, threatened Amazon with legal action, but the book can still be found at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords online.
Criminal Profiler Pat Brown