I was just thinking, has there ever been another case where the police have worked backwards?
I thought it was always standard procedure to start at the beginning, which makes sense to me. Interview those who were present, get their statements, look for inconsistencies and do a reconstruction.
Maybe that's just how it works on fictional cop shows like New Tricks. Who knows, but there has been a great deal of money spent and more to come and what have they got, a CW Special in a few European countries, but not in the country in which the crime happened.
I cannot fathom it for sure.
Mr. Redwood apparently said it must come to a conclusion, but when if there are still 38/41 persons of interest?
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Who are these members of the public asking how much has been spent. I expect TM are rubbing their hands, they probably never expected such a quick reaction to the "make over" reconstructions.
Things aren't always what they seem
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Now you're getting the hang of things. Welcome to the United Kingdom.@Okeydokey wrote:It's a bit like the days of the Soviet Union...citizens weren't allowed to criticise the political system as such, but they were allowed to raise concerns about "inefficiencies" and "bureaucrats". Similarly the BBC won't let anyone criticise Redwood, support Amaral or query Team McCanns' version of events. But you can make mild criticisms based on "It's not fair to parents of other abducted children."
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And that this is precisely why right at this very same moment, the cost-question is launched from ?? where precisely?
Good people: who stands to benefit if an investigation is closed when it is near a breakthrough?
The public? What public?@sallypelt wrote:I just caught the end of a programme on BBC. From what I heard, the commentator said that the public are asking for a breakdown of the money spent on the McCann investigation, by the SY
These same guys who control what comes out of the media?
Madeleine McCann Cost
Riam made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
Currently waiting for a response from Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), they must respond promptly and normally no later than 14 November 2013 (details).
17 October 2013
Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),
Would you please be able to supply me with the total of costs
incurred by MET/Scotland Yard over the Madeleine McCann's abduction
case since 2007? (If possible broken down into categories)
Mr Riam El-Dalati
I've not come across the name Riam El-Dalti before, as anyone else heard of him?
Thanks for info Nightjester, I cant find anything more on this person.@Nightjester wrote:"Linkedin" has him listed as a BBC journalist
Riam has had a reply
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
21 October 2013
Dear Mr El-Dalati
Freedom of Information Act Request Reference No: 2013100001945
I respond in connection with your request for information which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 17/10/2013. I note
you seek access to the following information:
Would you please be able to supply me with the total of costs i ncurred by
MET/Scotland Yard over the Madeleine McCann's abduction case since 2007?
(If possible broken down into categories)
This is to inform you that I cannot identify any specific records /
documents that will satisfy your request based on the details you have
provided. To enable the MPS to meet your request could you please provide
this office with further information.
I provide some guidance that may assist you more clearly describe the
information you require:
Could you advise us how these costs should be broken down ?
After receiving your reply, your request will then be considered and you
will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of
20 working days, subject to the information not being exempt or containing
a reference to a third party.
However, if the requested additional information has not been received by
18/11/2013 I will assume you no longer wish to proceed with this request
and will treat it as withdrawn.
Wonder how Riam will break down the costs?
Why would a BBC journalist want this information going back to 2007? Another thought could Riam be a freelance journalist?