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Police hunt for Madeleine McCann is scaled back

Post by Ayniia on 28.10.15 16:49

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3293516/Police-hunt-Madeleine-McCann-scaled-investigating-60-suspects-nearly-9-000-sightings-missing-girl.html

"October 28 - Scotland Yard's investigation into the disappearance has been cut from 29 officers to four. "

"Today Madeleine's heartbroken parents Gerry and Kate McCann thanked officers for their hard work and urged them to continue.
Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell say there is no evidence she came to harm and the couple are still hopeful she will be found alive.
Scotland Yard said that although it is scaling back the investigation it is not ending it, instead looking at a smaller number of leads." censored

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Post by BlueBag on 28.10.15 16:57

instead looking at a smaller number of leads."

Hopefully NINE blindlingly bog standard basic policing leads.

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Post by pennylane on 28.10.15 17:29

@BlueBag wrote:
instead looking at a smaller number of leads."

Hopefully NINE blindlingly bog standard basic policing leads.



A message for Operation Grange......


No matter how many dead end leads you follow

and how many trips abroad you make

It's blatantly obvious to all and sundry

that all roads lead to Rothley!!! clapping

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Post by Guest on 28.10.15 18:24

Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell say there is no evidence she came to harm and the couple are still hopeful she will be found alive.

Same old cliches.  Are they buoyed by this latest development?

IMO, any child snatched from her bed at night, not to see her family for over eight years, has suffered serious and irreparable harm.  What a stupid statement.

Is this the beginning of the end of OG?

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Post by plebgate on 28.10.15 18:35

Ladyinred wrote:Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell say there is no evidence she came to harm and the couple are still hopeful she will be found alive.

Same old cliches.  Are they bouyed by this latest development?

IMO, any child snatched from her bed at night, not to see her family for over eight years, has suffered serious and irreparable harm.  What a stupid statement.

Is this the beginning of the end of OG?
So after all the money etc. etc. etc. is this what they have been told officially by SY?

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Post by Guest on 28.10.15 18:46

@plebgate wrote:
Ladyinred wrote:Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell say there is no evidence she came to harm and the couple are still hopeful she will be found alive.

Same old cliches.  Are they bouyed by this latest development?

IMO, any child snatched from her bed at night, not to see her family for over eight years, has suffered serious and irreparable harm.  What a stupid statement.

Is this the beginning of the end of OG?
So after all the money etc. etc. etc. is this what they have been told officially by SY?

I heard a radio report about an hour ago and the SY officer said they're still looking for a live child.  Contradicts what Sir B said a while ago.

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Post by BlueBag on 28.10.15 18:52

Ladyinred wrote:


I heard a radio report about an hour ago and the SY officer said they're still looking for a live child.  Contradicts what Sir B said a while ago.
Are they mad?

On what possible basis can they say that?

Is that what OP is? Looking for a live child?

This stinks as we all know.

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Post by Ayniia on 28.10.15 18:55

@BlueBag wrote:
Ladyinred wrote:


I heard a radio report about an hour ago and the SY officer said they're still looking for a live child.  Contradicts what Sir B said a while ago.
Are they mad?

On what possible basis can they say that?

Is that what OP is? Looking for a live child?

This stinks as we all know.

Of course they are. They just IGNORED the dogs "evidence" all these years so what can we expect?!!! nah

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Post by pennylane on 28.10.15 18:56

@Ayniia wrote:
@BlueBag wrote:
Ladyinred wrote:


I heard a radio report about an hour ago and the SY officer said they're still looking for a live child.  Contradicts what Sir B said a while ago.
Are they mad?

On what possible basis can they say that?

Is that what OP is? Looking for a live child?

This stinks as we all know.

Of course they are. They just IGNORED the dogs "evidence" all these years so what can we expect?!!! nah

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Post by Guest on 28.10.15 18:58

@BlueBag

Yes, it's madness.

Clarrie was interviewed outside SY. Full of himself, who does he think he is?

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Post by Carrry On Doctor on 28.10.15 19:10

I watched the Sky News live broadcast this afternoon with CM being interviewed by Martin Brunt outside SY HQ.

It appeared that whilst repeating the usual rhetoric, CM was stumbling over his words, rambling on unnecessarily, and what he said was littered with surplus words that screamed I AM TELLING LIES. He seemed quite uncomfortable as opposed the smug confidence we have seen.

Maybe its just my take on things, but there seems to be something brewing (a whitewash some would argue !!). Perhaps all these recent stories are being used to re-enforce the victim status ahead of imminent bad news from Portugal...who knows ?

I do wonder what the 25 officers now deployed elsewhere are thinking. They know the score all right, and their new colleagues will soon know too. It wont (can't) be kept mum, and SY will leak like a sieve.

Would welcome PM's view on all this.

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Post by sharonl on 28.10.15 19:31

Since it started, all I can see that Operation Grange have done is feed the press and change their stories.

One minute they are only doing a review and are there to support the Portuguese investigation, the next they are ready to make imminent arrests.  Then they are working alongside the Portuguese Police, but we hear that Portuguese are reluctant to work them.  We see pictures of them in Portugal, obviously staged for the press.  We hear that they have been staying in top hotels in Portugal.  We hear stories about 30+ officers sifting through reams of paper containing evidence mostly created by dodgy PI's, but what on earth has Operation Grange done to search for Madeleine?  There has been no posters, TV appeals, milk bottle adverts, they haven't even investigated that hellish lair in PDL as far as we know.  And wasn't the review set up to help the McCanns?

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The Guardian

Post by Guest on 28.10.15 20:30

Madeleine McCann: Met reduces officers on case from 29 to four

Kate and Gerry McCann pay tribute to police force’s painstaking work as it announces review of Operation Grange material almost complete




Met officers have reviewed more than 40,000 documents on Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. Photograph: PA
Jessica Elgot
Wednesday 28 October 2015 15.58 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 28 October 2015 18.44 GMT

Police are to scale back the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, with the number of officers on the team cut from 29 to four.
The Metropolitan police said Operation Grange would now only focus on a “small number of focused lines of inquiry that have allowed them to reduce the size of the Home Office funded team”.
In a statement, police said the vast majority of the work reviewing all the material collated since May 2007 has now been completed and encompasses more than 40,000 documents from UK and foreign law enforcement agencies, as well as various private investigation companies.
No arrests have been made, despite officers investigating 60 people of interest, taking 1,338 statements, collecting 1,027 exhibits and investigating 560 lines of enquiry.
The Met said it had investigated 650 known sex offenders in connection with the case, as well as reports of 8,685 potential sightings of Madeleine around the world, receiving 200 emails a week from members of the public.
The Met’s assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, said the scale-back had been discussed with Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. “We still have very definite lines to pursue, which is why we are keeping a dedicated team of officers working on the case,” he said. “We have given this assurance to Madeleine’s parents.”
Rowley said: “The Met was asked to take on this exceptional case as one of national interest. We were happy to bring our expertise to bear only on the basis that it would not detract from the policing of London … the Home Office have additionally funded the investigation above normal grants to the Met. That will continue at the reduced level.”
In a statement, the McCanns paid tribute to the “meticulous and painstaking work [the force has] carried out over the last four and a half years”.
“The scale and difficulty of their task has never been in doubt,” the family’s statement said. “Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced. Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful she may still be found given the ongoing lines of enquiry.”
The four officers who remain on the team will continue to be led by DCI Nicola Wall, the current senior investigating officer, and sit within an existing major investigation team on the homicide and major crime command.

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Post by HelenMeg on 28.10.15 20:33

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34661256
"The Met said the "vast majority" of the work in its inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance had been completed.It said it was now following a "small number of focused lines of inquiry" which had allowed it to reduce its team's size."

So depends how you interpret this as to whether you are encouraged or discouraged by this.
DCI Wall still in charge.

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Post by HelenMeg on 28.10.15 20:44

Like Carry on Doc suggests... something must be brewing!  Suddenly there's a flurry of Mc Cann news. The appeal decision is imminent..
What is going on? Certainly it seems that Team Mc Cann are issuing news and so are SY.  Why now - why from both sides.

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Post by sallypelt on 28.10.15 22:12

Did I just hear Martin Brunt on Sky News, saying there are "60 people of interest" in the McCann case? I was doing other things but could hear the television, but as I wasn't concentrating on the Sky News, I am wondering if I misheard what was being said.

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Post by Verdi on 28.10.15 22:57

@sharonl wrote:Since it started, all I can see that Operation Grange have done is feed the press and change their stories.

One minute they are only doing a review and are there to support the Portuguese investigation, the next they are ready to make imminent arrests.  Then they are working alongside the Portuguese Police, but we hear that Portuguese are reluctant to work them.  We see pictures of them in Portugal, obviously staged for the press.  We hear that they have been staying in top hotels in Portugal.  We hear stories about 30+ officers sifting through reams of paper containing evidence mostly created by dodgy PI's, but what on earth has Operation Grange done to search for Madeleine?  There has been no posters, TV appeals, milk bottle adverts, they haven't even investigated that hellish lair in PDL as far as we know.  And wasn't the review set up to help the McCanns?
Wherez you bin ..



Looks like one hell of a liar lair to me  big grin

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Post by Rogue-a-Tory on 28.10.15 23:47

Met investigation
1,338 statements taken
1,027 exhibits collected
60 persons of interest investigated
8,685 potential sightings considered
560 lines of inquiry identified
30 requests made to other countries asking for work to be carried out

But still 48 questions remain unanswered - yelled the vast majority of the UK & Portugal 

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Post by worriedmum on 28.10.15 23:50

@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:Met investigation
1,338 statements taken
1,027 exhibits collected
60 persons of interest investigated
8,685 potential sightings considered
560 lines of inquiry identified
30 requests made to other countries asking for work to be carried out

But still 48 questions remain unanswered - yelled the vast majority of the UK & Portugal 
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Post by BlueBag on 29.10.15 7:04

The four officers who remain on the team will continue to be led by DCI Nicola Wall, the current senior investigating officer, and sit within an existing major investigation team on the homicide and major crime command.

Are these officers on the case full time or do they work on other stuff with the existing investigation team?

I can't imagine what they could do full time unless they did proper bog standard policing and followed the bleedin' obvious leads.

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Post by aiyoyo on 29.10.15 7:31

Ladyinred wrote:@BlueBag

Yes, it's madness.

Clarrie was interviewed outside SY. Full of himself, who does he think he is?

Smart PR move. 
Spinning standing right outside of SY to give an impression they have nothing to fear!

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Post by aiyoyo on 29.10.15 7:38

Ladyinred wrote:Madeleine McCann: Met reduces officers on case from 29 to four

Kate and Gerry McCann pay tribute to police force’s painstaking work as it announces review of Operation Grange material almost complete




Met officers have reviewed more than 40,000 documents on Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. Photograph: PA
Jessica Elgot
Wednesday 28 October 2015 15.58 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 28 October 2015 18.44 GMT

Police are to scale back the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, with the number of officers on the team cut from 29 to four.
The Metropolitan police said Operation Grange would now only focus on a “small number of focused lines of inquiry that have allowed them to reduce the size of the Home Office funded team”.
In a statement, police said the vast majority of the work reviewing all the material collated since May 2007 has now been completed and encompasses more than 40,000 documents from UK and foreign law enforcement agencies, as well as various private investigation companies.
No arrests have been made, despite officers investigating 60 people of interest, taking 1,338 statements, collecting 1,027 exhibits and investigating 560 lines of enquiry.
The Met said it had investigated 650 known sex offenders in connection with the case, as well as reports of 8,685 potential sightings of Madeleine around the world, receiving 200 emails a week from members of the public.
The Met’s assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, said the scale-back had been discussed with Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. “We still have very definite lines to pursue, which is why we are keeping a dedicated team of officers working on the case,” he said. “We have given this assurance to Madeleine’s parents.”
Rowley said: “The Met was asked to take on this exceptional case as one of national interest. We were happy to bring our expertise to bear only on the basis that it would not detract from the policing of London … the Home Office have additionally funded the investigation above normal grants to the Met. That will continue at the reduced level.”
In a statement, the McCanns paid tribute to the “meticulous and painstaking work [the force has] carried out over the last four and a half years”.
“The scale and difficulty of their task has never been in doubt,” the family’s statement said. “Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced. Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful she may still be found given the ongoing lines of enquiry.”
The four officers who remain on the team will continue to be led by DCI Nicola Wall, the current senior investigating officer, and sit within an existing major investigation team on the homicide and major crime command.

They didn't seem to mind one bit that the investigation is winding down with no positive news on Madeleine.  How can they feel buoyed to pay tributes to HO and Grange Madeleine hasn't been found nor her perpetrator caught.  ODD.

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Post by aiyoyo on 29.10.15 7:43

@worriedmum wrote:
@Rogue-a-Tory wrote:Met investigation
1,338 statements taken
1,027 exhibits collected
60 persons of interest investigated
8,685 potential sightings considered
560 lines of inquiry identified
30 requests made to other countries asking for work to be carried out

But still 48 questions remain unanswered - yelled the vast majority of the UK & Portugal 
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Suddenly we got a wall of information !  All in numbers.

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