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Post by paradigm67 on 23.05.14 0:23

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4097592.ece

First paragraph:

"The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard officer said yesterday."


Sure someone that has a sub can copy full article. Not sure if what can be seen is just the Times slant on what has already been said but the wording itself is worrying. Thought that the costs so far were above £6m. 

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Re: Dont have a Times sub but new article:

Post by Tony Bennett on 23.05.14 0:44

@paradigm67 wrote:http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4097592.ece

First paragraph:

"The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard officer said yesterday."


Sure someone that has a sub can copy full article. Not sure if what can be seen is just the Times slant on what has already been said but the wording itself is worrying. Thought that the costs so far were above £6m

The Sun reported on 1 January 2014 that:

The costs of Grange had reached £6,343,116 by 30 November 2013.

From the date Cameron announced the review (12 May 2011) to 30 November 2013, there were 874 days.

£6,343,116 divided by 874 makes Grange's costs £7,258 per day (including weekends and Bank Holidays, Christmas Day etc.)

Since 30 November 2013 and up to today (23 March), we have had a further 174 days.

At the rate of £7,258 per day, that makes another £1,262,892.

Adding the two totals together makes a grand total up to today of

£7,606,008. 


Whoops, nearly forgot, Grange has agreed to foot the bill for the Portuguese military helicopter, Alouette Mark III, driver, staff, training for passengers, and various ancillary charges.

Total:  £7,606,008 PLUS hire of military helicopter.

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Re: Dont have a Times sub but new article:

Post by Tony Bennett on 23.05.14 0:51

@paradigm67 wrote:"The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard officer said yesterday."
But surely not before the following careful, painstaking, exhaustive work has been completed:

* x thousand mobile 'phone records to examine

* in 31 countries

* 500-plus sex offenders to eliminate

* 38 more suspects to questions and eliminate

* find Smelly bin-man

* chase up the remaining x hundred 'lines of enquiry'

and so on.


Surely, surely, they are not going to 'draw a blank' after all that??

They would be no better than Metodo 3, Kevin Halligen, Henri Exton, David Edgar and Arthur Cowley.   

And they've spent even more of the public's money than that lot did

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Re: Dont have a Times sub but new article:

Post by jeanmonroe on 23.05.14 0:53

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@paradigm67 wrote:http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4097592.ece

First paragraph:

"The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard officer said yesterday."


Sure someone that has a sub can copy full article. Not sure if what can be seen is just the Times slant on what has already been said but the wording itself is worrying. Thought that the costs so far were above £6m

The Sun reported on 1 January 2014 that:

The costs of Grange had reached £6,343,116 by 30 November 2013.

From the date Cameron announced the review (12 May 2011) to 30 November 2013, there were 874 days.

£6,343,116 divided by 874 makes Grange's costs £7,258 per day (including weekends and Bank Holidays, Christmas Day etc.)

Since 30 November 2013 and up to today (23 March), we have had a further 174 days.

At the rate of £7,258 per day, that makes another £1,262,892.

Adding the two totals together makes a grand total up to today of

£7,606,008. 


Whoops, nearly forgot, Grange has agreed to foot the bill for the Portuguese military helicopter, Alouette Mark III, driver, staff, training for passengers, and various ancillary charges.

Total:  £7,606,008 PLUS hire of military helicopter.

PLUS the Leicestershire Police's £747,000 'investigation' although they got a 'wedge' of that paid back from HO 'grant' (Jacqui Smith)

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Re: Dont have a Times sub but new article:

Post by xklamation on 19.06.14 8:43

@paradigm67 wrote:http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4097592.ece

First paragraph:

"The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard officer said yesterday."


Sure someone that has a sub can copy full article. Not sure if what can be seen is just the Times slant on what has already been said but the wording itself is worrying. Thought that the costs so far were above £6m. 
Don’t lift hopes, say Madeleine police

Sean O’Neill Crime Editor
Published at 12:01AM, May 23 2014

The £6 million police investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann might “draw a blank”, a senior Scotland Yard
officer said yesterday.

British and Portuguese police officers are set to begin search operations in the next few weeks in the Algarve resort of Praia da
Luz from where Madeleine went missing in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday.

Search operations are expected to begin with the use of ground penetrating radar before excavations in three locations in the
resort. Police are also expected to try to interview a number of potential suspects and witnesses.
The Metropolitan Police said there would be a “substantial phase of activity” that would see British police in the resort led by
Portuguese officers.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Met said that the highly visible activity would not represent a breakthrough but was “normal police activity you would expect in any such major investigation”.

He added: “Serious crime investigations work through all credible possibilities and therefore it should not be assumed that this substantial upcoming phase of work will immediately lead us to the answers that will explain what has happened.”

In Madeleine’s case, many of the basic tasks of the investigation are being carried out years after the crime. Mr Rowley said: “We may go through every line of inquiry and all of them draw a blank.” The officer said that he expected there would be more work to be carried out once this phase of activity was completed.

He added: “I want to be able to go back to Kate and Gerry at some stage in the future and tell them we’ve got to the bottom of this, or second best is to say we’ve turned over every stone and we can’t get to an answer sometimes.”

Madeleine was on holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, in the Ocean Club complex when she disappeared from
the bedroom where she was sleeping with her twin siblings. Her parents were eating with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant when she went missing from the apartment.

In the renewed investigation, the Met has requested help from the Portuguese authorities to carry out specific tasks. However,
relationships between the British and Portuguese authorities are tense, leading to delays.

Mr Rowley renewed his appeal for the media to exercise caution in reporting police activity in Praia da Luz. He said the
Portuguese police might cease cooperation if there was intrusive media activity.

A key line of inquiry for Scotland Yard is tracing a lone male who staged a series of sex attacks on young British girls in the
Algarve. Detectives believe that nine sexual assaults and three “near misses” on British girls aged six to 12 between 2004 and
2006 are linked.

ends, highlighted relevant bit

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I believe

Post by hustling0109 on 25.06.14 0:24

I believe what he is trying to say without saying it is that this case will end without closure for the parents. Remember he will look at all credible evidence and by doing say he has ruled out the parents and friends first then there working their way out.

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Re: Dont have a Times sub but new article:

Post by Sonmi-451 on 25.06.14 0:59

@hustling0109 wrote:I believe what he is trying to say without saying it is that this case will end without closure for the parents. Remember he will look at all credible evidence and by doing say he has ruled out the parents and friends first then there working their way out.
I must disagree with your suggestion that a look at all 'credible evidence' rules out the parents and friends.

Based on the available evidence, I would think that a free-thinking, open, intelligent, rational mind... a mind with no agenda, nor any preconceptions... would be most likely to form a quite different conclusion.

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