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CM must be back from Australia - Evening Standard 18th April 2016

Post by Doug D on 18.04.16 13:10

‘It is perfectly logical to believe their daughter may still be alive’.
 
Yeah right.
 
Hence the Met’s hurry to find her!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Madeleine McCann detective: we still hope to find her alive
 
JUSTIN DAVENPORT CRIME EDITOR 49 minutes  ago
 
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann believe she could still be found alive, a senior Scotland Yard officer said today.
 
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of the Yard’s homicide squad, said officers were pursuing “justifiable and reasonable” leads in the investigation into the missing three year-old. 
 
He was speaking weeks after the Home Secretary Theresa May granted police £95,000 to extend the five year old inquiry for a further six months.
 
Mr Duthie, who is in overall charge of the investigation Operation Grange, said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive. 
 
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it. There is work that needs to be done still. “
 
The police chief admitted detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine or why she was taken but added: “That is why the work continues. “
 
He told the Standard: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”
 
Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 just days before her fourth birthday while she was on holiday with her parents Kate, 48, and Gerry, 47, in the holiday resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
 
Scotland Yard launched an investigation codenamed Operation Grange in 2011 at the request of the family and the Home Secretary after the Pourtugese authorities closed down their inquiry into the case.
 
Since then the Met detectives have taken more than 1,338 statements and investigated more than 60 persons of interest in an inquiry which is estimated to have cost £12 million.
 
Officers have interviewed a number of suspects, including three former workers at the Ocean Club, where the McCanns were staying, and carried out an eight day search of scrubland close to where Madeleine disappeared. 
 
However, in October last year Home Office funded investigation was dramatically scaled back from 29 to just four officers with little sign of any breakthrough. 
The McCanns, whose daughter would be turning 13 next month, feared the inquiry would be shut this year and said they would pay for private detectives to search if the police case closes. 
 
Today Mr Duthie raised the possibility that the police inquiry could continue into next year.
 
He said: “The investigation continues. We go to the Home Office every six months.  We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with but we still have a job to do. 
 
“I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.”
 
He refused to give further details about the inquiry but confirmed that detectives were still examining possible links to a series of burglaries in the Algrarve area at the time Madeleine went missing.
 
A spokesman for the McCanns said: “Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operatin Grange and to the Met in general.
 
They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive. They are encouraged by the continuing work of the Met.”
 
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/madeleine-mccann-detective-we-still-hope-to-find-her-alive-a3227561.html

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Post by Doug D on 18.04.16 13:23

There is no statement showing on the Met’s press release board yet today, but this comes up for Duthie:
 
Mick Duthie - head of the Murder Squad
 
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie is head of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.
He has been in the Met for 28 years, worked in homicide for almost a decade and personally worked on over 50 murders.
 
http://www.met.police.uk/documentary/mick-duthie.htm
   
Nicola Wall not allowed/trusted to make her own statements then?

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Post by Doug D on 18.04.16 13:45

Bring out the burglars again!!!!!  
 
Wot no tractorman?
 
‘Despite a five-year investigation he admitted detectives still don't have a “full understanding” of what happened to Maddie, and added: “That is why the work continues."
 
This is The Sun’s version:
 
'We hope we'll find Maddie alive': British detective claims they are chasing 'reasonable' leads
 
Top cop says 'there is work that needs to be done'
 
DETECTIVES hunting for Madeleine McCann believe she could still be found alive and "there is works that needs to be done", the top Maddie cop has said.
 
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of the Scotland Yard’s homicide squad, said officers are pursuing "justifiable and reasonable" leads in their search for the missing girl.
 
Mr Duthie, who is in charge of the search for Maddie, was speaking after police were granted £95,000 from the Home Office to fund their investigation for another six months.
He said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.
 
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it.
"There is work that needs to be done still."
 
Mr Duthie confirmed his detectives were still looking into whether a series of burglaries in the Algarve area at the time Madeleine disappeared are relevant to the case.
 
Despite a five-year investigation he admitted detectives still don't have a “full understanding” of what happened to Maddie, and added: “That is why the work continues."
 
He told the Evening Standard: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”
 
Madeleine vanished in May 2007 while on holiday with parents Kate and Gerry McCann in the holiday resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
 
Met cops launched Operation Grange, the investigation into her disappearance, in 2011 after the Portuguese authorities stopped their search.
 
In five years Brit detectives have investigated more than 60 persons of interest and taken more than 1,338 statements.
 
The search is thought to have cost £12million.
 
Officers have also visited the resort where she vanished to scour the area for clues.
In October last year the number of officers investigating the case was cut from 29 to four, and the McCanns fear Operation Grange will stop this year.
 
They have said they will pay for private detectives to investigate her disappearance should the police case close.
 
Mr Duthie said: “The investigation continues. We go to the Home Office every six months. We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with but we still have a job to do.
 
“I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.”
 
A spokesman for the McCanns said: “Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operatin Grange and to the Met in general.
"They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive.
"They are encouraged by the continuing work of the Met.”
 
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7084207/We-hope-well-find-Maddie-ALIVE-British-detective-claims-they-are-chasing-reasonable-leads.html

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One up to The Sun I suppose.
 
At least they can spell Pourtugese Portuguese!

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Post by hentie on 18.04.16 15:16

@Doug D wrote:‘It is perfectly logical to believe their daughter may still be alive’.
 
Yeah right.
 
Hence the Met’s hurry to find her!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Madeleine McCann detective: we still hope to find her alive
 
JUSTIN DAVENPORT CRIME EDITOR 49 minutes  ago
 
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann believe she could still be found alive, a senior Scotland Yard officer said today.
 
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of the Yard’s homicide squad, said officers were pursuing “justifiable and reasonable” leads in the investigation into the missing three year-old. 
 
He was speaking weeks after the Home Secretary Theresa May granted police £95,000 to extend the five year old inquiry for a further six months.
 
Mr Duthie, who is in overall charge of the investigation Operation Grange, said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive. 
 
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it. There is work that needs to be done still. “
 
The police chief admitted detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine or why she was taken but added: “That is why the work continues. “
 
He told the Standard: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”
 
Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 just days before her fourth birthday while she was on holiday with her parents Kate, 48, and Gerry, 47, in the holiday resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
 
Scotland Yard launched an investigation codenamed Operation Grange in 2011 at the request of the family and the Home Secretary after the Pourtugese authorities closed down their inquiry into the case.
 
Since then the Met detectives have taken more than 1,338 statements and investigated more than 60 persons of interest in an inquiry which is estimated to have cost £12 million.
 
Officers have interviewed a number of suspects, including three former workers at the Ocean Club, where the McCanns were staying, and carried out an eight day search of scrubland close to where Madeleine disappeared. 
 
However, in October last year Home Office funded investigation was dramatically scaled back from 29 to just four officers with little sign of any breakthrough. 
The McCanns, whose daughter would be turning 13 next month, feared the inquiry would be shut this year and said they would pay for private detectives to search if the police case closes. 
 
Today Mr Duthie raised the possibility that the police inquiry could continue into next year.
 
He said: “The investigation continues. We go to the Home Office every six months.  We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with but we still have a job to do. 
 
“I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.”
 
He refused to give further details about the inquiry but confirmed that detectives were still examining possible links to a series of burglaries in the Algrarve area at the time Madeleine went missing.
 
A spokesman for the McCanns said: “Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operatin Grange and to the Met in general.
 
They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive. They are encouraged by the continuing work of the Met.”
 
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/madeleine-mccann-detective-we-still-hope-to-find-her-alive-a3227561.html
....."They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive. They are encouraged by the continuing work of the Met.”    


'THEY' say but that's not what the dogs say.....and what do the Police say..?
Why should the evidence of the dogs in this case be ignored or discounted!?

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Post by Doug D on 18.04.16 16:13

There is not one pro-Mc comment on the Sun’s facebook page that I could see
 
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1410829075610194&id=161385360554578
 
and only two comments in total on the newspapers page:
 
Yellow and Black
1 hour ago
 
Who is kidding who on this subject? Just wasting money when it could be used for cases that have a reasonable chance of solving. 
 
chiangmai1
2 hours ago
 
the parents did nothing honest, but you can still donate to the cause and it gives me more time abroad doing very little as a policeman
 
Three line whip obviously needed to pull the ‘twits’ into shape and get a few more ‘balanced and factual’ (?) comments out there!
  
Come on CM. Get your troops working properly.

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Post by Verdi on 18.04.16 20:00

Madeleine McCann detectives believe the missing youngster could still be found alive


The detective in charge of the search for Madeleine McCann said today that police still believe the missing girl could be found alive.

Madeleine disappeared in Portugal nearly nine years ago, just days before her fourth birthday, and officers have continued to hunt for her ever since.

Today the head of Scotland Yard's homicide squad insisted there is 'always a possibility' that the girl will be discovered safe and well as he justified the ongoing operation.

Earlier this month Home Secretary Theresa May granted the Metropolitan Police £95,000 so they could continue the search for Madeleine, code named Operation Grange, for six more months.

And Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, who supervises the investigation, said that it could be extended into next year if police need to continue following up leads.

'There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive,' he told the Evening Standard.

'That's what we want and that's what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it.'
Operation Grange, which is estimated to have cost £12million so far, was launched in 2011 after the Portuguese police ended their investigation into Madeleine's whereabouts.

The girl - who would turn 13 next month - was apparently abducted from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz while her parents Kate and Gerry were having dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Last year, the Met investigation was scaled down from 29 officers to just four, following years of fruitless searching.

The Government's £95,000 grant to Operation Grange, announced two weeks ago, was seen by some people as a final stay of execution for the probe.

However, Mr Duthie insisted that the investigation may continue into 2017, saying: 'I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.'

British officers searching for Madeleine have taken more than 1,300 statements and spent several days digging up scrubland in the Algarve in the hunt for clues.

The missing girl's parents welcomed Mr Duthie's commitment to the operation and expressed hope that their daughter will be found safe.

'Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operation Grange and to the Met in general,' a spokesman for the couple said.

'They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3546099/Madeleine-McCann-detectives-believe-youngster-disappeared-family-holiday-Portugal-2007-alive.html#ixzz46CcxQWkW

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Post by whodunit on 18.04.16 20:22

"However, Mr Duthie insisted that the investigation may continue into 2017, saying: 'I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.'



  spin Well sure, why not? It's a cushy appointment. A regular paycheck with nothing much to do all day, trips to the Algarve, positive sometimes fawning media attention, the eternal gratitude of the suspects parents...

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Post by Verdi on 18.04.16 20:38

@Get'emGonçalo wrote:
@Verdi wrote:

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ETA:  What ever happened to foxy lady DCI Nicola 'I nick 'em before they know it' Wall?  Have they pensioned her off 'n all?

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Post by loopzdaloop on 18.04.16 23:42

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-can-still-found-7783398


Det Chief Supt Mick Duthie, who is leading the Scotland Yard hunt for the youngster, said the search could continue for years


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PA
The search for Madeleine McCann goes on
Detectives leading the hunt for Madeleine McCann have said they will ask for more money from the Home Office if she is not found in the next six months. 
Det Chief Supt Mick Duthie, who is leading the Scotland Yard hunt for the youngster , said the search could continue for years. 
And he believes that the youngster could still be found alive.

Det Chief Supt Mick Duthie said: “There is a missing girl. The investigation continues. We go to the Home Officeevery six months. 
"I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.


PA 
Kate McCann, mother of missing Madeleine MacCann, who disappeared in 2007 

Madeleine was just three-years-old when she vanished from her parents’ holiday apartment on the Algarve in 2007.
Read more: Detectives claim Madeline McCann could still be alive
Despite a massive police investigation in Portugal and a four-year probe by British cops, she has never been found.
Her parents Kate and Gerry have never given up hope of finding their daughter alive.

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Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope their daughter is still alive 
They were dismayed last year when the Scotland Yard investigation into her disappearance was massively scaled back. 
But they were given a boost when Det Chief Supt Duthie insisted the £12million probe is “ongoing”.
He said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.

PA 
Detectives say there is always a possibility Madeleine will be found alive 

“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it.
“There is work that needs to be done still,” added the head of Scotland Yard ’s Homicide and Major Crime Command. 
The number of officers working on the investigation, called Operation Grange, was scaled down from 29 to four last October.

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Kate McCann reveals that she is "really encouraged" by new developments in the search for Madeleine

But earlier this month the Home Office granted the investigation £95,000 to cover another six months of the inquiry.
Det Chief Supt Duthie, who is in overall charge of Operation Grange, said the probe can be extended further.
“If she’s been murdered and we have justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue, they should be dealt with,” he said.


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Detectives say they go to the Home Office every six months for more money 
“We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with, but we still have a job to do.”
He said detectives are still examining possible links to a series of burglaries in the area at the time Madeleine went missing.
Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, welcomed the continuing search for Madeleine.
A spokesman for the couple said: “They remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operation Grange and to the Met in general.

PA 
Gerry and Kate McCann have welcomed the latest news 

“They have always said that in the absence of any evidence to suggest Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to still have hope she could be found alive.
“They are very pleased that both the Home Office and Met Police are showing continued commitment in the search for their daughter.” 
Madeleine vanished from Kate and Gerry’s apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007 as they dined with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.
The youngster’s twin siblings Amelie and Sean, who are now 11, were sleeping in the same room.

PA 
Madeleine was three years old when she disappeared 

Kate, a GP, said earlier this year that she thinks her eldest daughter, who would turn 13 next month, is still in the Algarve.
She and husband Gerry, a heart specialist, believe Madeleine was kidnapped from her bed and is still alive.
Theories investigated by police include that she was sold to a childless couple or criminal gang, or taken by a paedophile.
A series of errors by Portuguese detectives have also been blamed for allowing her kidnapper to escape justice.


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A series of errors by Portuguese detectives have also been blamed for allowing Maddie's kidnapper to escape justice 

Kate said research she has carried out led her to believe abducted children are usually not taken far from the scene.
She said: “You hear all the time about people who have been missing for years being found. There have been so many cases like that.
“That’s where she last was and I don’t think she’s been taken a million miles from there.
“I’ve always said Praia da Luz is the place where I feel closest to her. It’s all only speculation, but we’ve learned that’s usually the case.
“We will never give up. I want an end, an answer. Whatever that is.”


Enterprise News 
Madeleine McCann was taken while she was on a family holiday 

Detectives from Operation Grange have made no arrests despite conducting a four-year review into the case.
They have investigated 60 people of interest, taken 1,338 statements and collected more than 1,000 exhibits.
Officers also investigated 560 lines of enquiry and even dug up parts of Praia da Luz in 2014 in a search for clues.


Madeleine McCann disappearance: British police 'back in Portugal'


There have been nearly 9,000 reported sightings of Madeleine around the world since her disappearance.
If Operation Grange is brought to a close, Kate and Gerry have said they will fund a private investigation.
They say similar cases - including the kidnap and rescue of Elizabeth Smart in the US - mean the search must go on.

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Post by maebee on 18.04.16 23:47

detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine or why she was taken


Got  a bit annoyed on reading this and then got a little bit hopeful with his words that she WAS taken. The question is by whom? One or more of the T9?. Then Duthie says  There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.  


Idiot. Read the Official police files.

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 0:51

@maebee wrote:detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine or why she was taken


Got  a bit annoyed on reading this and then got a little bit hopeful with his words that she WAS taken. The question is by whom? One or more of the T9?. Then Duthie says  There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.  


Idiot. Read the Official police files.
Ask the dogs Duffy!

ETA:  I particularly like this classic bit..

'British officers searching for Madeleine have taken more than 1,300 statements and spent several days digging up scrubland in the Algarve in the hunt for clues.'

Leave no stone unturned?   The stones have never stopped rolling since May 2007 and rolling stones gather no moss.  No need to elaborate..

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Post by jeanmonroe on 19.04.16 1:50

AND.,

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/509031/Fresh-hope-Maddie-McCann-alive-cops-Operation-Grange

Fresh hope for Maddie McCann as cops say she 'could still be alive'
MADELEINE McCann could still be found alive, a senior Scotland Yard officer said today

By Harry Kemble/Published 18th April 2016

HOPE: Madeleine McCann could still be found alive, a senior Scotland Yard officer has said
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie said officers were pursuing “justifiable and reasonable” leads into the missing child.
Just weeks ago Home Secretary Theresa May gave police £95,000 to extend the five-year-old inquiry for another six months.
The probe – named Operation Grange – into her disappearance had been massively scaled back last October from 29 officers to just four.
Mr Duthie said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it.
“There is work that needs to be done still.”
The police chief admitted detectives did not have a “full understanding” about what happened to Madeleine.
PROBE: Operation Grange has been ongoing since 2011
“That is why the work continues,” he added.
Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 just days before her fourth birthday while she was on holiday with her parents Kate, 48, and Gerry, 47, in the resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
Scotland Yard launched an investigation codenamed Operation Grange in 2011 at the request of the family and the Home Secretary after the Portugese authorities closed down their inquiry into the case.
Since then the Met detectives have taken more than 1,338 statements and investigated more than 60 persons of interest in an inquiry which is estimated to have cost £12 million.
The McCanns, whose daughter would be turning 13 next month, feared the inquiry would be shut this year.
They have said they would pay for private detectives to search if the police case closes.
Today Mr Duthie told the Evening Standard the police inquiry could continue into next year – if the Home Office continues to fund it.
He said: “The investigation continues. We go to the Home Office every six months. We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with but we still have a job to do.
“I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.”


http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/madeleine-mccann-detective-we-still-hope-to-find-her-alive-a3227561.html
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Crime
Madeleine McCann detective: we still hope to find her alive
Justin Davenport Crime Editor
13 hours ago
Theresa May granted police £95,000 to continue their investigation a few weeks ago
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann believe she could still be found alive, a senior Scotland Yard officer said today.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, the head of the Yard’s homicide squad, said officers were pursuing “justifiable and reasonable” leads in the investigation into the missing three year-old.
He was speaking weeks after the Home Secretary Theresa May granted police £95,000 to extend the five year old inquiry for a further six months.
Mr Duthie, who is in overall charge of the investigation Operation Grange, said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.
“That’s what we want and that’s what the family and the public want and that is why the Home Office continue to fund it. There is work that needs to be done still."
The police chief admitted detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine or why she was taken but added: “That is why the work continues. “
He told the Standard: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”
Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 just days before her fourth birthday while she was on holiday with her parents Kate, 48, and Gerry, 47, in the holiday resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal.
Scotland Yard launched an investigation codenamed Operation Grange in 2011 at the request of the family and the Home Secretary after the Pourtugese authorities closed down their inquiry into the case.
This newly-released picture of Madeleine McCann shows the youngster dressed up as a pumpkin (Facebook)
Since then the Met detectives have taken more than 1,338 statements and investigated more than 60 persons of interest in an inquiry which is estimated to have cost £12 million.
Officers have interviewed a number of suspects, including three former workers at the Ocean Club, where the McCanns were staying, and carried out an eight day search of scrubland close to where Madeleine disappeared.
However, in October last year Home Office funded investigation was dramatically scaled back from 29 to just four officers with little sign of any breakthrough.
The McCanns, whose daughter would be turning 13 next month, feared the inquiry would be shut this year and said they would pay for private detectives to search if the police case closes.
Today Mr Duthie raised the possibility that the police inquiry could continue into next year.
He said: “The investigation continues. We go to the Home Office every six months. We have a smaller team dealing with it because we have less inquiries to deal with but we still have a job to do.
“I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.”
He refused to give further details about the inquiry but confirmed that detectives were still examining possible links to a series of burglaries in the Algrarve area at the time Madeleine went missing.
A spokesman for the McCanns said: “Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the officers working on Operatin Grange and to the Met in general.
They have always said that in the absence of any evidence that would suggest that Madeleine has come to serious harm, it is perfectly logical to believe that their daughter may still be alive. They are encouraged by the continuing work of the Met.”
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Just the 'eye catchers'

He told the Standard: “There is a missing girl and if she has been murdered    and if we think we have got justifiable and reasonable lines of inquiry to pursue then they should be dealt with.”

'murdered, MURDERED'??????

There's a 'Mcwrit' waiting to be issued!

(Or is it alright for a MET Police officer to say 'that' but not alright for a Portuguese Police officer to say 'that'? (although GA DID NOT say 'that'))

Thus (Obviously!) 'Harming, hindering, and hampering the 'search' for a 'LIVE' Madeleine'

Hmmm.

After almost FIVE YEARS full time 'investigation' by 37 elite, experienced, SOLELY DEDICATED, 'Maddie cops' and over £16 Million of British taxpayers 'money'........ The police chief admitted detectives did not have a “full understanding” of what happened to Madeleine

Really.....REALLY?

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Post by jeanmonroe on 19.04.16 2:22

Don't have a 'full understanding' of what 'happened' to Madeleine........Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie?

ASK GM 'best buddy'...D PAYNE!

TAPAS7 FRIDAY 11 APRIL 2008 10:26

RECORD OF TAPE RECORDED INTERVIEW Police Exhibit No IM23A
Person Interviewed: David PAYNE Number of Pages 45
Place of Interview: Force Headquarters, Enderby Signature of Interviewing
Date of Interview: 11.04.08 Officer producing exhibit
Time Commenced: 1026 hours

Time Concluded: 1154 hours Duration of Interview: 89 minutes
Interviewing Officer(s) DC 1485 MESSIAH Tape Reference nos:
Other Persons Present None

Tape counter times Person speaking Text

00:00:04 1485 "Okay, the interview is being video recorded, I'll make sure it is, yeah, the video, the interview is being video recorded and we are at Leicestershire Police Force, Force Headquarters alright.
The date is Friday the eleventh of April two thousand and eight, and I make the time by my watch ten twenty six. My name is DC Ivor MESSIAH and I'm a Detective in the Major Crime Department at Leicestershire Police, alright''

DP reply "Yes.'

DC 1485 "Is there ANYTHING that you (DP) consider pertinent or relevant to establish the material truth''? (about the 'disappearance' of a three years old child)

DP reply... "Err the, there ARE a FEW THINGS  but I don't think this is the right forum for bringing THOSE (plural) up."

DC 1485 "Okay...

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Post by MrsC on 19.04.16 7:27

@jeanmonroe wrote:*snipped*

DC 1485 "Is there ANYTHING that you (DP) consider pertinent or relevant to establish the material truth''? (about the 'disappearance' of a three years old child)

DP reply... "Err the, there ARE a FEW THINGS  but I don't think this is the right forum for bringing THOSE (plural) up."

DC 1485 "Okay...


That is almost unbelievable. I still can't get my head round that one. nah

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Post by aquila on 19.04.16 10:43

It has always been my stance that Operation Grange will not close - even if it's relegated to a broom cupboard somewhere in Belgravia with the occasional bought-in/outsourced experts coming along and plonking an invoice in the system to prove OG is alive and subsequent numerous statistics can be quoted.

OG was opened under the pressure placed upon the government by the Murdoch press. What OG has achieved to date is...fill in the gaps yourself because no-one knows anything other than a bunch of statistics, trips to Portugal, helicopter rides, digging with new cadaver dogs in tow, two different Crime Watch programmes neither of which were screened in Portugal, the head of UK CPS turning up to speak to Portuguese peers etc.

No-one at a senior level, whether it be government or police (our police service is supposed to be uninfluenced by government but in this case the Police were somewhat ordered to do the government's bidding) will make the decision to do anything and it's not clear what they've done so far but always a source close to the McCanns will reveal the parents are grateful by the ever willing UK newspapers compliantly doing a copy and paste job from what on the face of things appear to be press releases.

The government certainly can't pull the rug on OG. The police certainly can't. The media won't either - Madeleine McCann is their golden goose. Add Missing People and Hacked Off to the cauldron and see how the life of a 3 year old matters so very little in the scheme of things.

£95k biannually means it's become a cold case but no-one's going to say it.

Just my opinion of course.

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Post by pendragon2007 on 19.04.16 11:39

Good grief!!!! There's only one thing to say about this which encompasses what all of you are thinking and feeling:-

       POWER CORRUPTS - TOTAL POWER CORRUPTS TOTALY.  (Don't remember who made the quote, but it sure seems appropriate.)

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Post by MRNOODLES on 19.04.16 11:56

IMO this latest dose of cock & bull is straight of Clarrie Mitch's play book of spin.  I think it's a rehashed old story about MM could be live and well somewhere, but tweaked a bit here and there to make it look hot off the press.  

Why? Obvious innit.  Anniversary coming up, and there's stickers, t-shirts, luggage labels, posters, silly wigs, wrist bands, books, badges, cuddle cats and commemorative calpol to be sold.  Roll up roll up  no pushing everybody will get served.

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 11:59

@loopzdaloop'I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.'

        More ?!?

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 12:05

@MRNOODLES wrote: 

Why? Obvious innit.  Anniversary coming up, and there's stickers, t-shirts, luggage labels, posters, silly wigs, wrist bands, books, badges, cuddle cats and commemorative calpol to be sold.  Roll up roll up  no pushing everybody will get served.
rotfl

I'm surprised they're not trying to flog good quality kiddies commemorative 'rosary' posing bracelets (not edible of course)!

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Post by MRNOODLES on 19.04.16 12:06

@Verdi wrote:@loopzdaloop'I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.'

        More ?!?

Everyone's a winner...(sort of)

Mcs get a bump in the sales
Grange cushy number continues
Newspaper sales get a boost
Clarrie the king of BS gets booked for another world tour self promotion.

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 12:07

@MrsC wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:*snipped*

DC 1485 "Is there ANYTHING that you (DP) consider pertinent or relevant to establish the material truth''? (about the 'disappearance' of a three years old child)

DP reply... "Err the, there ARE a FEW THINGS  but I don't think this is the right forum for bringing THOSE (plural) up."

DC 1485 "Okay...


That is almost unbelievable. I still can't get my head round that one. nah
Nor me!

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 12:19

@MRNOODLES wrote:
@Verdi wrote:@loopzdaloop'I imagine that if we have not completed our inquiries within six months we will go back to the Home Office and ask for more money.'

        More ?!?

Everyone's a winner...(sort of)

Mcs get a bump in the sales
Grange cushy number continues
Newspaper sales get a boost
Clarrie the king of BS gets booked for another world tour self promotion.
This could surpass the UK's longest running soap.  When did Coronation Street begin - 1960?

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Post by Verdi on 19.04.16 12:43

This Wikipedia entry I've just posted on another thread is a handy reference point for quick access to past press reports - all 146 of 'em, mostly from the first year 2007-2008 - and other useful snippets that may or may not require confirmation of authenticity..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactions_to_the_disappearance_of_Madeleine_McCann

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Post by MayMuse on 19.04.16 12:50

Verdi, Maybe they need it to put in a fund for Amaral big grin

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