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​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

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​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

Post by hogwash on 27.12.15 17:41

Scotland Yard has spent nearly £5m this year on three separate investigations into allegations of historical child sexual abuse by celebrities and politicians, the Guardian can disclose.
The Metropolitan police spent nearly £2m this year on its Operation Midland inquiry into claims that a so-called Westminster paedophile ring murdered three boys in the 70s and 80s.
The investigation, based on the claims of one key witness known only as Nick, was brought under the control of a new umbrella inquiry in October after failing to uncover evidence that key establishment figures were involved.
The cost of Operation Midland was revealed in a freedom of information request by the Guardian which also found that Operation Yewtree, the inquiry into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others, is costing £2.2m a year.
A third operation, Fairbank, an umbrella inquiry that is considering whether to launch full-scale investigations into specific allegations, costs £550,000 a year. In total, 83 members of police staff were working on the three inquiries as of 29 September, Scotland Yard said in its response to the FoI request.
The disclosure of the £5m-a-year price of the inquiries prompted Nigel Evans, the Tory MP who was cleared of rape and sexual offences in April 2013, to call for full disclosure of the cost of the investigations, whose “track record is incredibly poor”.
He said: “There is huge competing demands on police time – we were told before the budget how strapped for cash they were – so someone has to be brave enough to look at the way these investigations are being conducted, whether they are being done in the most economically viable way and if not then scale them back.”

While £5m was spent this year on the three inquiries, £10.1m has been spent over four years on Operation Grange, the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, which was drastically scaled back from 29 to four officers in October. The Home Office funds that investigation from a special grant budget.


http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/27/scotland-yard-cost-historical-child-abuse-inquiries-2015

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Re: ​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

Post by Interceptor on 27.12.15 17:56

I wonder why Madeleine McCann has a 'special' grant budget?

And why more is being spent on her than all the other child abuse victims?

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Re: ​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

Post by willowthewisp on 28.12.15 12:10

@hogwash wrote:Scotland Yard has spent nearly £5m this year on three separate investigations into allegations of historical child sexual abuse by celebrities and politicians, the Guardian can disclose.
The Metropolitan police spent nearly £2m this year on its Operation Midland inquiry into claims that a so-called Westminster paedophile ring murdered three boys in the 70s and 80s.
The investigation, based on the claims of one key witness known only as Nick, was brought under the control of a new umbrella inquiry in October after failing to uncover evidence that key establishment figures were involved.
The cost of Operation Midland was revealed in a freedom of information request by the Guardian which also found that Operation Yewtree, the inquiry into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile and others, is costing £2.2m a year.
A third operation, Fairbank, an umbrella inquiry that is considering whether to launch full-scale investigations into specific allegations, costs £550,000 a year. In total, 83 members of police staff were working on the three inquiries as of 29 September, Scotland Yard said in its response to the FoI request.
The disclosure of the £5m-a-year price of the inquiries prompted Nigel Evans, the Tory MP who was cleared of rape and sexual offences in April 2013, to call for full disclosure of the cost of the investigations, whose “track record is incredibly poor”.
He said: “There is huge competing demands on police time – we were told before the budget how strapped for cash they were – so someone has to be brave enough to look at the way these investigations are being conducted, whether they are being done in the most economically viable way and if not then scale them back.”

While £5m was spent this year on the three inquiries, £10.1m has been spent over four years on Operation Grange, the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, which was drastically scaled back from 29 to four officers in October. The Home Office funds that investigation from a special grant budget.


http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/27/scotland-yard-cost-historical-child-abuse-inquiries-2015
It takes a long time to destroy credible evidence and the "Special Forces"need to be resolute not to leave irrefutable reams of past shenanigans that had been uncovered by reporters, who had sudden mysterious visits, with threats of years of imprisonment, D notices on the publishing of information and the confiscation of their published material.  Why would they need to have gone to these special arrangements of investigations if there is no evidence a bit like the Jeffery Dicken's dossier, they couldn't find, but when a John Mann quickly produced a copy of the alleged dossier, "they had no evidence of" edited redacted files suddenly appeared, hey presto?

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Re: ​Scotland Yard spent nearly £5m on three child abuse inquiries in 2015

Post by Richard IV on 28.12.15 14:20

@Interceptor wrote:I wonder why Madeleine McCann has a 'special' grant budget?

And why more is being spent on her than all the other child abuse victims?

What does `special grant budget` mean - perhaps it`s a budget that comes from someone other than the tax-payer, i.e. someone worth many more millions or even billions.

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