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Post by whatliesbehindthesofa on 09.05.14 11:18

@ChippyM wrote:

 Oh ok, I feel reassured now  smilie .

     Maybe they are planning and organising.

Or they could be going back to arrest some people while the Portuguese make an announcement.

This is totally WISHFUL THINKING on my part ;-)

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Post by ChippyM on 09.05.14 11:20

@whatliesbehindthesofa wrote:
@ChippyM wrote:

 Oh ok, I feel reassured now  smilie .

     Maybe they are planning and organising.

Or they could be going back to arrest some people while the Portuguese make an announcement.

This is totally WISHFUL THINKING on my part ;-)

   Fingers crossed !

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Post by Guest on 09.05.14 11:21

@ChippyM wrote:
@whatliesbehindthesofa wrote:
@ChippyM wrote:
Poe wrote:From Twitter:

martinbrunt ‏@skymartinbrunt  13m
#madeleine Scot Yard cops on their way home from Algarve after less than 48 hours meeting Portuguese colleagues re Madeleine investigation

from that I can only think of 2 possibilities either the PJ have told SY to eff off and stop going on about burglars and smelly men...or they took them for a helicopter trip to show them something and SY said 'fair enough , carry on!'.

I read earlier in the week that they would be going back to the UK today, they'll probably be back next week.


 Oh ok, I feel reassured now  smilie .

     Maybe they are planning and organising.

Martin Brunt's second to last tweet was 16 hours ago: martinbrunt ‏@skymartinbrunt 16h
#madeleine Scot Yard detectives reportedly flew in Portuguese military chopper to snap potential search sites


An awful lot can happen in 16 hours and the simple fact that Sky aren't reporting anything at all today makes me think that this might be the calm before the storm.

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Post by Tony Bennett on 09.05.14 11:22

Poe wrote:From Twitter:

martinbrunt ‏@skymartinbrunt  13m
#madeleine Scot Yard cops on their way home from Algarve after less than 48 hours meeting Portuguese colleagues re Madeleine investigation
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

* Lots of media and newspaper coverage

* Great pics (once again) from 'Exclusive pics'

* Mention of really serious stuff like 'military helicopters'

* Mention of other serious stuff like 'ground penetrating radar equipment'

* Portuguese police bashed up good and proper once again for not co-operating, not doing things our way, and refusing our ILORs  

* Great evening meals once again, washed down with fine wines, courtesy of the British taxpayer.

Pop the champagne corks!

Job done!  

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Post by Guest on 09.05.14 11:23

@Hicks wrote:
Andrew77R wrote:
@Upsy Daisy wrote:Sorry it's taken me aaages to get to this point...

okay, so does anyone think they may be digging at the location on the map that was found under the sofa in the rented villa that was left behind by Justine McGuinness when they McCanns fled aftr becoming arguidos....which also had the 'Swansea number' written on the back or did that get ruled out and amount to nothing??
Not heard about that map before..

Any links or more info on that Upsy Daisy....
Jumping in here sorry.

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id71.html.

You need to scroll down quite a way.
Cheers Hicks and Daisy.

Very interesting. Was Justine McGuinness deliberately leaving a clue then....

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The day she departed for England, Justine McGuinness told an inspector of the PJ to read the documents that she had forgotten at the McCanns' villa.
 
Kate's relations with Justine were always tense and very suspicious (see box). But Kate did not imagine that Justine would forget some documents on the sofa, in the villa where the couple lived in Praia da Luz.
 
A source close to the investigation in those days told tvmais that, at the airport, Justine McGuinness told a PJ inspector to look at the documents that she had left at the McCann's villa. Until now nobody has given any importance to the PJ papers.
 
There was no response from the phone of Justine McGuinness, but Goncalo Amaral, contacted by our editorial, denies the information. "There were only a few papers about a group with links to esoteric things... Nothing important for research," the inspector coordinator of Portimao told us, explaining that the papers were found by the owners of the villa, whilst cleaning, after the couple had left for England.
 
tvmais recalls that in those days, the PJ inspectors visited the villa, after the McCanns had left Portugal.
 
In the "paperwork" included a detailed location of a place on the border between the Alentejo and Algarve, 20 km from Almodovar, crossed the river by Vascao. It is not easy for those who do not know Portugal to invent such a place... What happened there? When and why? Only McGuinness (for now) can tell, but she remains in silence. Until then, you know that tvmais runs (one more) private research.

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Post by Guest on 09.05.14 11:23

They had an awful lot of luggage for a 48 hr trip. It will be interesting to see how much of it comes back with them. Come on Exclusive Pix, let's have a picture of them checking in for their flight.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 09.05.14 11:23

Cristobell wrote:

This case now has drama, in the sense that for the first time in 7 years there will be evidence of physical searching for this missing child.
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NO 'physical searching' TODAY by the PARENTS, of the 'abducted' child, or any of their T7 'friends', though!

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Post by KellyLennon on 09.05.14 11:24


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Post by ChippyM on 09.05.14 11:24

Maybe it is Poe.

I found on ITV website that "British detectives are currently in the Algarve and this morning met with counterparts from the Policia Judiciaria.
Neither country's officers would offer a view on how the almost four-hour meeting went."
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-05-08/portuguese-air-force-helicopter-used-in-madeleine-probe/

   4 hours of discussing something they couldn't do over skype or by phone.

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Post by Cristobell on 09.05.14 11:26

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@PeterMac wrote:"Digging" thread now at 100 pages, so starting another one...

Military helicopters are not just hired by the hour on the spur of the moment, like catamarans on the beach
In one of the reports earlier this week, it was stated that the helicopter(s) to be used would an 'Alouette'.

According to Wikipedia, this is a light helicopter, which has been produced in three versions (Mark 1, Mark 2 and Mark 3):    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9rospatiale_Alouette

The Alouette is a French-made helicopter and 'alouette' is the French word for a 'lark', or a 'skylark'.

Hence the French ditty:

Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette, je te plumerai...



I think actually that using a 'lark' here is actually very appropriate.

Surely this is a 'lark' by the Portugese authorities?

I hardly think they are going to spend a fortune lending out helicopters for a few Brits to come along to 'help' them with their investigation - so obviously, as has been suggested already on this thread and elsewhere, they will have hired it out to Redwood's men, and we, the British taxpayers, will be footing the bill.

Why have the Portuguese Police apparently refused all the other ILOR requests, but granted this one?

Because it's the most expensive!

That helps the hard-pressed Portuguese economy to recoup some of its investment in military helicopters - and makes the British look stupid at the same time...because, realistically, what is a helicopter 'sweep' likely to reveal, 7 years later?

Everybody is happy.

The Portuguese get some useful income and make the British look fools.

The Met top brass get more media coverage and pre-arranged photos by 'Exclusive pix', thus maintaining their key objective, namely influencing public perception and making it look as though this £8 million-and-rising-fast investigation is really really going places.

The British media are happy because there will be more and more dramatic 'Maddie' stories on our front pages.

Everybody is happy, in fact, except the British taxpayer.


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On the subject of larks, I couldn't leave this posting without adding this beautiful piece of music by Vaughan Williams: 'The Lark Ascending':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR2JlDnT2l8
One police operation will not purchase a new fleet of helicopters Tony!  I believe that almost everything that has gone before has been smoke and mirrors, but these new developments are very real and do nothing to throw the scent of Kate and Gerry.  Kate and Gerry have done everything this past 7 years to steer the search away from PDL, this must be their worst nightmare!

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Post by Cristobell on 09.05.14 11:29

@whatliesbehindthesofa wrote:
@ChippyM wrote:

 Oh ok, I feel reassured now  smilie .

     Maybe they are planning and organising.

Or they could be going back to arrest some people while the Portuguese make an announcement.

This is totally WISHFUL THINKING on my part ;-)
I thought they were probably going home for the weekend, but your way of thinking is much better!

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Post by whatliesbehindthesofa on 09.05.14 11:33

@Cristobell wrote:
@whatliesbehindthesofa wrote:
@ChippyM wrote:

 Oh ok, I feel reassured now  smilie .

     Maybe they are planning and organising.

Or they could be going back to arrest some people while the Portuguese make an announcement.

This is totally WISHFUL THINKING on my part ;-)
I thought they were probably going home for the weekend, but your way of thinking is much better!

I think your way of thinking is much more likely though :)

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Post by aiyoyo on 09.05.14 11:34

@PeterMac wrote:"Digging" thread now at 100 pages, so starting another one - (if that is OK admin.)
Military helicopters are not just hired by the hour on the spur of the moment, like catamarans on the beach
ergo
this little jolly has been planned for a long time,
the PJ have had full knowledge of exactly what SY wanted to do - and by implication have approved it
The whole thing has been approved at VERY high level.
By which I mean Government - Ministry of Defence after consultation with the "Home Office" = Ministry of the Interior equivalent

ergo
Someone must have spelled out
Exactly WHAT they wanted to look for
Exactly WHERE they wanted to look
Exactly WHY
Exactly WHO
and so on.

And this must have been agreed as a viable and useful thing to do.
By the entire Chain of Command

They are clearly NOT looking for freshly turned soil, nor are they looking for a little girl in a pink hat
So what are they looking for that they could not see on a decent map or aerial photograph.

Suggestions ?

Totally agree.
Exactly my lines of thoughts too.
The costs of this expensive excavation - logistics and equipment (helicopter, radar, dogs etc) will be borne by the British authorities I'd imagine.
No matter the costs, be thankful they're not looking all over the world  - Leh, Australia, Morrocco etc -  for an illusive abductor, but bringing the focus back into PDL, which has great significance IMO.
This is 2007 deja vu again with the media printing from guess works, and the Mccanns are pissed by it as expressed on their FM website.
Only their official lines of tripe are allowed in prints.
When media filters through factual reports that drew negative attention onto them they're not pleased about it. I suspect they prefer the media not to report about the digs.

The sites reported in the media I would ignore.
Aerial viewing can cover a wider area in short space of time.
It's reported they are looking at beach areas.
Left-behind objects would have been swept away to sea unless they're looking for possible left behind objects on land too.

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Post by jozi on 09.05.14 11:49



Kate looks very worried in this video (the worst I've ever seen her look ) and Gerry's lost his smirk !!!

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Post by KellyLennon on 09.05.14 11:55

@jozi wrote:


Kate looks very worried in this video (the worst I've ever seen her look ) and Gerry's lost his smirk !!!

Think I caught sight of a slight smirk at the end…he just couldnt help himself.

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Post by Miraflores on 09.05.14 12:31

So what are they looking for that they could not see on a decent map or aerial photograph.
Suggestions ?

I was hoping that you would tell us that, PeterMac!

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Post by Dutchgirl on 09.05.14 12:34

PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead
9 May 2014 | Posted by  Joana Morais Leave a Comment



PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead that a predator of English girls has abducted Madeleine.
Scotland Yard has asked for aerial photos of places in Praia da Luz and wishes to question eight “persons of interest”

by Marisa Rodrigues

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is about to discard the lead that has resulted in the reopening of the process in Portugal and that is Scotland Yard's main line of investigation. So far, there isn't any evidence to support the hypothesis that Madeleine was abducted by a sexual predator who attacked English children in the Algarve.

This is the firmly held position of the team of inspectors from the North Directorate of the PJ who has reviewed the investigation process that was archived in 2008.

After naming as probable suspect the late Euclides Monteiro, a former Ocean Club employee, the Portuguese investigators now believe that the intruder, in the cases that were reported to the authorities, could be British and that he does not reside in Portugal, since there were no new reports and those that were disclosed [see Metropolitan Police site] only target children of that nationality. “A sex abuser is someone who acts compulsively. If he only acted in the summer and has never attacked again it's because he does not live here”, explained a source close to the process.

Yesterday, the day was marked by an aerial photo-reconnaissance in Praia da Luz of the areas where searches and excavations are planned using a helicopter of the Portuguese Air Force paid by the British authorities, and by a meeting between the police forces of the two countries the PJ headquarters in Faro.

One of the places where Scotland Yard wants to use the sniffer dogs and the georadar is on the 25 de Abril street, in the vicinity of the Ocean Club and by the church. The area, which the helicopter overflew three times, was undergoing construction works when Madeleine disappeared, seven years ago. If anything suspicious is detected, they will excavate.

Besides the searches, which were already allowed by the Public Prosecutor of Portimão, the letters rogatory also request for eight people to be questioned. Some used to work at the Ocean Club resort whilst are not linked in any way.

ongoing

in Jornal de Notícias, paper edition (page 13), May 9, 2014

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Post by jeanmonroe on 09.05.14 12:36

Foreign Office 'confirms' British 'team' arrives in Nigeria to help find 'abducted' girls,

Foreign Office, Secretary of State, William Vague, would not confirm, or deny, that the 'team' was being led by the Met's DCI 'Goodluck' Redwood., who left Portugal earlier this morning.

"all i can tell you is that the 38 strong 'team' is being led by the UK's most 'experienced, 'abduction case' officer' he said.

"Given his tremendous success rate, in solving high profile 'abduction' cases, abroad, he is confident that he and his 'elite' team will bring about a swift conclusion and arrest the perpetrators of this 'abduction'

"he has already indentified 79,000 'suspects and persons of interest' and predicts arrests will be 'imminent', within 24 hours but possibly up to 3 years, IF the 'suspects' do not move from where they are, right now" he added.

A sauce added "this Nigerian operation will have access to 'unlimited' UK taxpayers 'funding' on a par with the single child 'abduction' case of Madeleine McCann, in Portugal"

A spokesman for the 'elite' team said "I cannot comment, because you haven't paid me, for operational reasons".

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Post by Mirage on 09.05.14 12:49

I'm catching up with this thread but noticed Canada12 mentioning satellite photographs. It was the first thought I had.

I hope I'm not duplicating anyone's posts, but I remember reading way back that American authorities (possibly CIA) were approached for satellite images of the area, but were refused on the grounds of national security (AFAIK). The US may well have provided this information now, thanks to inter-governmental agreement, plus some current images (given at the exact time of year) to form a comparitor. From this info the helicopter may be using advanced technology to detect certain ground changes; say of the light reflecting type from foliage that might indicate cadaver burial.

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Post by nglfi on 09.05.14 13:00

@KellyLennon wrote:
@jozi wrote:


Kate looks very worried in this video (the worst I've ever seen her look ) and Gerry's lost his smirk !!!

Think I caught sight of a slight smirk at the end…he just couldnt help himself.
Yes, I did too, where he said something like 'there are still things that haven't been investigated'....

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Post by plebgate on 09.05.14 13:02

@Dutchgirl wrote:PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead
9 May 2014 | Posted by  Joana Morais Leave a Comment



PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead that a predator of English girls has abducted Madeleine.
Scotland Yard has asked for aerial photos of places in Praia da Luz and wishes to question eight “persons of interest”

by Marisa Rodrigues

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is about to discard the lead that has resulted in the reopening of the process in Portugal and that is Scotland Yard's main line of investigation. So far, there isn't any evidence to support the hypothesis that Madeleine was abducted by a sexual predator who attacked English children in the Algarve.

This is the firmly held position of the team of inspectors from the North Directorate of the PJ who has reviewed the investigation process that was archived in 2008.

After naming as probable suspect the late Euclides Monteiro, a former Ocean Club employee, the Portuguese investigators now believe that the intruder, in the cases that were reported to the authorities, could be British and that he does not reside in Portugal, since there were no new reports and those that were disclosed [see Metropolitan Police site] only target children of that nationality. “A sex abuser is someone who acts compulsively. If he only acted in the summer and has never attacked again it's because he does not live here”, explained a source close to the process.

Yesterday, the day was marked by an aerial photo-reconnaissance in Praia da Luz of the areas where searches and excavations are planned using a helicopter of the Portuguese Air Force paid by the British authorities, and by a meeting between the police forces of the two countries the PJ headquarters in Faro.

One of the places where Scotland Yard wants to use the sniffer dogs and the georadar is on the 25 de Abril street, in the vicinity of the Ocean Club and by the church. The area, which the helicopter overflew three times, was undergoing construction works when Madeleine disappeared, seven years ago. If anything suspicious is detected, they will excavate.

Besides the searches, which were already allowed by the Public Prosecutor of Portimão, the letters rogatory also request for eight people to be questioned. Some used to work at the Ocean Club resort whilst are not linked in any way.

ongoing

in Jornal de Notícias, paper edition (page 13), May 9, 2014
So the PJ are going to dismiss the hypothesis that Maddie was snatched by a sexual predator who attacked British White girls in the Algarve, but the planned excavations are going ahead.   hmmmm.   There was an article today by a former head cop who said that in all probability a body was being searched for.

No sex predator abduction, excavations going ahead possibly/probably for a body.    WOW???????  is all I can think.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 09.05.14 13:03

"TAXI for Kate"?

"frustrating", "fuming", "furious", "working together is the key" "distressing", "slowness", "paralysed", "sadness", "disbelief", "unease", "frustration", "unneccessary delays and barriers", "pain" "knocked back" "don't understand" "given no reason" "resistance to joint investigation" "dosen't make sense"

Mrs McCann said  "As a parent, I find the slowness of action in Portugal really hard to take. I find it quite distressing," she said.

ALL 'words' uttered by KM during the last 8 days.

HOWEVER, she 'conveniently' forgets to mention, to her 'supporters', ANY of the following, on her FB page:

25 February 2010
GA – The child’s parents talk about pseudo leads, that are always related to the abduction theory. I remind you that they “demanded” the archiving of the process, in 2008, when they were arguidos, merely to defend their image. They are not interested in the reopening of the process or of the investigation, where all hypotheses remain open, from a voluntary disappearance up to homicide, like the Public Ministry mentions in the archiving dispatch. They are only interested in the defence of their image.

Saturday, 29 May 2010
Madeleine McCann's parents, Kate and Gerry, have never requested the re-opening of the investigation into their daughter's disappearance.

Neither the McCanns nor their lawyers have asked for the re-opening of the case, was confirmed by the office of the Chief Prosecutor of the Republic, putting an end to speculation.

Despite its being three years since the little British girl was reported missing, her parents have at no time taken the necessary steps for the Portuguese authorities - those who hold jurisdiction - to carry on with the case.

10 May 2011
"To ask for the process to be reopened, all it would take is a letter to the Prosecutor, as it has already happened in so many other cases. It costs them nothing, just the stamp on the letter."

(The case had been archived and they could have asked to have it kept open, but didn't!")

Kate McCann, mother of the missing child added:

"whether the case is re-opened, or NOT, it DOSEN'T matter"

Lisbon, 23rd September, 2009.

P317, bewk. 'madeleine'.

"It may sound odd, but in some ways we were GLAD the investigation had been closed."

KM. 'ambassador' for 'missing' people.
........................................................................

Well yes, very ODD indeed, that the parents of a missing child would be GLAD that the investigation into their child's 'disappearance' had been closed.

I wonder if the relatives of other 'missing' people are also 'glad' that investigations, into their lost family members, are closed, just like their 'ambassador' states.

Qustion 49 by PJ: (to KM)  "Are you aware that the fact of your not answering the questions put to you jeopardise the investigation that is aimed at finding out what happened to your daughter,?"

She (KM) answered:

"Yes, if the investigation thinks that."

Question 50 by PJ: (to KM)  "Do you have anything to add?"

She (KM) said: "No."

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Post by Tony Bennett on 09.05.14 13:03

Yesterday, the day was marked by an aerial photo-reconnaissance in Praia da Luz of the areas where searches and excavations are planned using a helicopter of the Portuguese Air Force paid by the British authorities,

So, exactly what we surmised.

I feel in my bones another Freedom of Information Act request to the Met coming up:

"Please state the amount charged by the Portuguese authorities for the use for Operation Grange of a Portuguese Air Force reconaissance helicopter in May 2014"



8 million quid...

...and rising fast...

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Post by whatliesbehindthesofa on 09.05.14 13:10

I must say that I don't understand the obsession with the cost of the investigation. That amount of money over a period of years is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.

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Post by Woofer on 09.05.14 13:16

@Dutchgirl wrote:PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead
9 May 2014 | Posted by  Joana Morais Leave a Comment



PJ about to discard English Police strongest lead that a predator of English girls has abducted Madeleine.
Scotland Yard has asked for aerial photos of places in Praia da Luz and wishes to question eight “persons of interest”

by Marisa Rodrigues

The Judiciary Police (PJ) is about to discard the lead that has resulted in the reopening of the process in Portugal and that is Scotland Yard's main line of investigation. So far, there isn't any evidence to support the hypothesis that Madeleine was abducted by a sexual predator who attacked English children in the Algarve.

This is the firmly held position of the team of inspectors from the North Directorate of the PJ who has reviewed the investigation process that was archived in 2008.

After naming as probable suspect the late Euclides Monteiro, a former Ocean Club employee, the Portuguese investigators now believe that the intruder, in the cases that were reported to the authorities, could be British and that he does not reside in Portugal, since there were no new reports and those that were disclosed [see Metropolitan Police site] only target children of that nationality. “A sex abuser is someone who acts compulsively. If he only acted in the summer and has never attacked again it's because he does not live here”, explained a source close to the process.

Yesterday, the day was marked by an aerial photo-reconnaissance in Praia da Luz of the areas where searches and excavations are planned using a helicopter of the Portuguese Air Force paid by the British authorities, and by a meeting between the police forces of the two countries the PJ headquarters in Faro.

One of the places where Scotland Yard wants to use the sniffer dogs and the georadar is on the 25 de Abril street, in the vicinity of the Ocean Club and by the church. The area, which the helicopter overflew three times, was undergoing construction works when Madeleine disappeared, seven years ago. If anything suspicious is detected, they will excavate.

Besides the searches, which were already allowed by the Public Prosecutor of Portimão, the letters rogatory also request for eight people to be questioned. Some used to work at the Ocean Club resort whilst are not linked in any way.

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in Jornal de Notícias, paper edition (page 13), May 9, 2014

Rua 25 de Abril is where Smithman was heading towards.

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