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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by Hongkong Phooey on 01.09.14 21:24

@Tony Bennett wrote:Guess what:


Summers & Swan ‏@summersandswan   56mins
#mccann #jim gamble excellent Sky news coverage of secret UK review of case covered in "Looking for Madeleine"


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(SKY News
(Jim Gamble: "There's this great book coming out by Summers and Swan next week with lots and lots of 'new revelations'!"


(Anthony Summers
(Robbyn Swam:  "How excellent SKYNews are in their news coverage!"  
Most definitive account my a*se! Toeing the party line more like, looks very much like the script for closing down the case imo.
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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by pennylane on 01.09.14 21:31

Gamble claims all those agencies that descended on Portugal just wanted to help, so I wonder why The Home Office refused to turn over basic McCann credit card and bank statements when the investigation was in its infancy... even as the blood and cadaver dogs alerted to the McCanns apartment and hire car, and the pair kept changing their absurd story.  Yeh, the Home Office reeeeally wanted to help, and still do! whistling

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Post by Dr What on 01.09.14 21:40

Well, watching Gamble tonight, I'm not surprised T.May got rid of him.He comes across as a bully and very slimy.

I do not know why SKY suddenly made something of a 'secret' report from 2010. What significance does it carry now? People who have followed this case have known from the outset that the UK agencies acted as idiotic amateurs, hindering what should have been a routine investigation involving the parents and their friends.

And if they were not idiotic amateurs, then they had a calculated objective to hinder everything in order to facilitate the McCanns return to the UK where the McCanns  could then launch legal actions against anyone and anything they needed to in order to prevent facts of the case being made public.

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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by maebee on 01.09.14 21:47

There wouldn't be a libel trial coming up next week, would there?
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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by sharonl on 01.09.14 21:55

Yes Martin, how things have changed


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Post by palm tree on 01.09.14 22:20

Is that report trying to explain RHs videos of how so many organisations got involved?
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Post by Hicks on 01.09.14 22:21

And just in case Brunty has since developed a type of amnesia......



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Post by aquila on 01.09.14 22:23

Eager to help Jim Gamble?

Can you tell us about the manuals?


12 July 2007





London

 

Gerry flies to London alone to meet with the British police.

 

At night he attends the National Police Federation Annual Bravery Awards and receives a standing ovation.





13 July 2007



London

 

Still in London, Gerry spends a large part of the day at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre to learn more about their role.

 

It seems likely that it was on this visit that Gerry collected the CEOP manuals that were seen later in the PJ video, taken in the McCanns' Vista Mar Villa residence, in August 2007.


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Post by Okeydokey on 01.09.14 22:30

All trying to help?

So why did it take some 4 months for the Gaspar evidence to be forwarded on to the PJ?

That's suggest to me not "being helpful" but evidence management.


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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by worriedmum on 01.09.14 22:40

Does anyone else think that Martin Brunt seems a tad annoyed with Leicestershire Police? Why would he be telling us that now ?
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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by aiyoyo on 01.09.14 22:41

Strange timing!  
The sudden interest to feature Jim Gamble's few-years-old secret-report now timed ahead of S&S book release leaves one wondering if this was done to pre-empt revelations in S&S book.
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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by ChippyM on 01.09.14 22:46


"In the first instance, the parents should be your number one suspects," he told Sky. "In most cases, in the first few golden hours, as you collect evidence, you can then rule them in or out. And that was one of the huge flaws in this – people didn't focus on clearing the ground beneath their feet in those chaotic first few hours that led into the haphazard first few weeks. ". 


http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/01/british-police-competition-harmed-madeleine-mccann-investigation-home-office-report







Just what is he trying to say? He has blamed the PJ as usual but then utters the 2 words no-one in this case is allowed to say, 'parents' and 'suspects'!

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Post by XTC on 01.09.14 22:46

@pennylane wrote:Gamble claims all those agencies that descended on Portugal just wanted to help, so I wonder why The Home Office refused to turn over basic McCann credit card and bank statements when the investigation was in its infancy... even as the blood and cadaver dogs alerted to the McCanns apartment and hire car, and the pair kept changing their absurd story.  Yeh, the Home Office reeeeally wanted to help, and still do! whistling
Indeed.

He's a sharp fella Jim isn't he?

Brunty's not for behind, Summers and Swan run them both close I reckon.

It is strange that this was not the first instance of a child missing overseas ,so what caused all the " need to help" with Agencies falling over each other?

There is still more than a hint with the " haphazard Investigation " phrases in the piece that the original PJ were incapable of conducting
an investigation. according to the British police. Add to the denegration by the sideswipe at the LP ( a little - unprepared force - unlike the mighty and trustworthy Met ) again in this piece and you will be led to believe that if only the British  big boys had been allowed to take the investigation over it would have been done and dusted in under two weeks.

I'm afraid they and Summers and Swann and Gamble can't get away with that.

" Haphazard "  or not, evidence was gathered by the PJ and later on by the NPIA ( via Martin Grimes et al ) and statements and witnesses were interviewed as normal by the LP. No confusion there. None at all.

No confusion from the Attorney General of Portugal neither. He/they never talked about lack of evidence just insufficient evidence to progress the investigation further.

The fact that the people involved could have clarified the known evidence further but did not take the opportunity to do so is all there in black and white.

In my opinion there are three parts to this alleged chaos and ironically non of it involves the original PJ initially but did later on when the  "     " need to help-ers " arrived in great numbers abley assisted as always by a compliant media.

Firstly as said above evidence was gathered statements taken etc etc . All normal police procedure and so on. The problem was that the word " abduction " kept being repeated ad nauseum by the media and all the helpers. Once the evidence such as the jemmied shutters story proved that no such thing happened then unexpectedly Mr Amaral and his team smelt a rat so to speak. No confusion there.

Add to this the helpers assistance in fingering Robert Murat as the possible " abductor or assistant" very early on and you can imagine the
discussion in the investigation.

The second part of the helping came about mysteriously just as the PJ had collated their evidence ( with help from the UK police Agencies )
and were about to proceed further by means of clarification of provided statements re: movements that night and also on the basis of forensics as well as The Smith family sighting. Suddenly the helpers in the media decided that Mr Amaral was responsible for souring relations with the British police by him discussing " interference " with a colleague in a bar. His removal was ' helpfully ' assisted by Ribeiro his boss who
couldn't sack him ( for fear of a possible inquiry - who knows? ) and he was duly taken off the case. He was never " sacked " but the helpful media wouldn't let that fact get in the way of a helpful story. With that out of the way the " abduction " thesis still had traction.

Anyway most posters on here know the rest I think and in my opinion the search for Madeleine stopped right there and then and the search for suspects ( other than the original ones ) began. Not so much as looking for this missing child but looking for the remover(s) leading us up to right where we are now. No further on re: the credible new evidence the AG's were asking for.

This leads to the third ( and maybe the last part?) of the Madeleine saga.

The " helpful " ones seem to be more than suggesting that it was this urgency to help that may have hindered the investigation and thereby the search for Madeleine. Which does beg the question posed above as to why they wished to be urgently helpful in the case of this missing child ( at that time alive and in the media's words " abducted ") as if this was the first ever missing child investigation on the planet. Imagine the Yanks if you tried to be helpful on their patch. Quite rightly they would tell you Limeys to take Hike and that's putting it mildly. So, why did the Portuguese Government and its Authorities allow the helpful people to help? Or was it submit? 

I will read Summers and Swann's book but the writing is on the wall as far as I'm concerned as many are saying on here and elsewhere in the blogsphere this looks like a pre amble to the closing of the investigation and the chief apologists appear to be a pair of errudite experts with non other than the Murdoch Empire promoting this theory. That's all it is. No better no worse than yours or mine. The theory being that " the need to help " got in the way and caused the PJ's " Haphazard " investigation to become even more haphazard and confused the poor blighters ( the original PJ ) into making many mistakes and wrongly accusing the wrong people.

In fact to unconfuse people it may be a good idea for a British publisher to publish The Truth of the Lie in English then we can either: A). Confuse people even more or B) Unconfuse them completely. I hope a publisher has the guts to do it. Particularly a publisher who has had
a run in with Murdoch or the Libel Courts.

p.s. The Times suing looks to have been smoothed away doesn't it?

Opinion as ever though.

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Post by aiyoyo on 01.09.14 22:48

@ChippyM wrote:
"In the first instance, the parents should be your number one suspects," he told Sky.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/01/british-police-competition-harmed-madeleine-mccann-investigation-home-office-report

Oops! The Mccanns are going to be pissed with him for that remark!
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Post by espeland on 01.09.14 22:51

“In the first instance the parents should be your Number One suspects. In most cases in the first few golden hours as you collect evidence you can then rule them in or out". - Jim Gamble

Nice to know that SY agree with this and that OG are now putting things right. Not.

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Post by ChippyM on 01.09.14 22:53

@aiyoyo wrote:
@ChippyM wrote:
"In the first instance, the parents should be your number one suspects," he told Sky.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/01/british-police-competition-harmed-madeleine-mccann-investigation-home-office-report

Oops! The Mccanns are going to be pissed with him for that remark!

 I hope it's not wooshed!

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Post by Evening_All on 01.09.14 22:58

Did I hear this last report right. CEOP to set up and co-ordinate a centre to investigate all children missing in similar circumstances?
1. Children left alone whilst parents go out on the pssi.
2. Parents and friends preparing a series of events to present to the police when they have to be told.
3. Parents and friends not out searching for their own children leaving the job to volunteers.
4. False trail of evidence statements such as a staged break in with forced entry.
5. Multiple media coverage from the first hour.

I don't think we are ever going to see similar circumstances. new
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Post by ChippyM on 01.09.14 23:01

"If we look at it honestly, there were some in leadership roles who wanted to represent their organisation, to be seen to take a lead role and to be seen to provide critical input in this – and that made it difficult for a small, regional force like Leicestershire."
He went on: "I've no doubt relationships from the outset with the Portuguese were impacted by it and I think that had a long-term negative effect on the investigation. I think to this very day the Met investigation team that's engaged now are still having to manage and massage that relationship and perhaps, to be fair to the Portuguese, mend some fences that were trodden on in the early days."

It does sound to me, like he is blaming the British police for cocking up the investigation.  If this was a 'secret' report, him volunteering it's contents now does sound like damage control before some kind of news.
If the UK. Establishment can blame a few individual police chiefs and their egos for making a mess of the original investigation, it might look a lot better than political interference and cover-ups.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 01.09.14 23:25

Is Jim Gamble still smarting from losing his job? There is an element of sour grapes in this statement:

One of Mr Gamble's recommendations was the establishment of a national centre for missing children. However, this has not been set up.
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WITH 'our' JIM as the shiny new CEO!

national centre for missing children?

NCMC

It's only 'missing' (abducted?) an 'E'

Like Gerry McCann's oft quoted 'favourite' private 'missing children' organisation in USA..........NCEMC.

Lest we forget:

There were 400, (FOUR HUNDRED), 'cases' of 'missing people', that were NOT 'missing' as declared by GM's 'favourite' charity, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in USA, who the 'charity' are funded by the USA taxpayer , to 'look' for.

Ernie Allen Testifies Before U.S. Congress,

ADMITS to Four Hundred Cases of Missing Child FRAUD.

Dateline: Washington, DC, 2 December 2009

Mr. Ernie Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (USA) and its wholly owned affiliate, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, dropped a bombshell today before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress.

This official testimony appears to contain the first ever admission by any representative of the American center that a full one-third of its current cases are probable if not certain cases of missing child fraud.

That is four hundred (400) children being falsely advertised by the American center, right now, as though they were "missing".

Mr. Allen is personally raking in nearly one million U.S. Dollars ($1.000.000,00) annually courtesy of the United States taxpayer. On the basis of his Center's missing children statistics, Congress rewarded the American Center with a huge budget that must be the envy of every NGO on the planet, without any oversight or preconditions. Yet, were it not for the pressure being placed on Mr. Allen by members of this committee, in both civil and criminal proceedings, the American public and the world community would still be entirely UNAWARE that they were BEING MISLED.

http://pactofsilence.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/ernie-allen-missing-child-fraud.html
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Imo, 'Missing people' AND Gerry McCann's 'favourite' charity, in USA, NCMEC, which GM mentions, constantly, at any 'interviews' the McCanns 'giving' ARE.................

'ALL IN IT'... TOGETHER!

JG still 'smarting?

Oh, YES!

The 'thiefdom' wasn't set up!

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Post by aquila on 01.09.14 23:47

@jeanmonroe

'The 'thiefdom' wasn't set up!'

Perhaps Summers and Swann can pen an exciting book exposing charities with a catchy title...

The Fiefdom of Thiefdom

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Post by TheTruthWillOut on 01.09.14 23:58

The Guardian and Sky News are reporting this (big) story yet I can't find any mention on the BBC. Is this because it is exclusive to the former or because the BBC have exclusive access to OG?
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Post by jeanmonroe on 02.09.14 0:04

'snippet' from the forensic Dr Roberts
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Well, Jim, we are each of us entitled to hold an opinion about things, but is a concentrated character-assassination really worthy of a former Police supremo with residual ambitions? I think not. The true worth of Jim Gamble's advocacy of the McCanns soon emerges, as he continues:

"but the fact that a child was, you know, has... was... did go missing... is still missing, and that those parents are tortured..."

Let's get one thing out of the way shall we? The parents have been 'tortured', as Gamble puts it, for seven years. Their daughter Madeleine is dead for eternity.

Now, what was it he twice had to duck out of saying? 'has been abducted', 'was abducted' perhaps? What makes him so uncertain? Let's allow 'big Jim' to tell us himself:

"These are the parents of a child who is suspected to have been abducted".

(The boot's on back-to-front here isn't it? 'She was the child of parents who were suspected of hiding her body').

"The initial inquiry had led, you know, to... to no... no one being arrested, no one being held to account for this".

(Standing a bit too near the edge again here are we? The initial inquiry had led, you know, to... to the McCanns. That’s in the evidence the 'professionals' engaged in Operation Grange will have reviewed)

"I mean, this is about searching for a child who may well have been abducted and who may well have suffered, you know, harm including murder. And I really don't like to speculate about what may, or may not have happened, but had the investigation covered all these bases in the beginning we wouldn't be here now".

Ah Jim... Jim... No sooner do you attempt to feed the world bullshit than you give yourself the impossible task of polishing a turd.

"I mean, this is about searching for a child who may well have been abducted"

The child may have been abducted. On the other hand she may not. Small wonder then that Gamble declines to 'speculate about what may or may not have happened'.

You see, as Jim Gamble so eloquently explains, this is all about a child who may have been abducted OR...

Our Jim, for glaringly obvious reasons, refrains from articulating the alternative. The same alternative that was expressly 'shut out' from the (published) remit for Operation Grange. But since he has introduced the element of doubt, there can be nothing illegitimate about our clarifying the situation on his behalf.

Madeleine McCann may have been abducted, or something else must have happened to cause her disappearance. Now what could that be? There's no way she could have left the family's apartment on her own (we've been told that often enough) and yet she has not been seen in her parents' company, or anyone else's for that matter, for seven years. Someone must have taken her from 5A. But that's abduction isn't it? And she may not have been abducted (the admissible alternative to Jim Gamble's 'may well have been').

Notwithstanding his understandable reluctance to speculate, Jim Gamble nevertheless gives us, in the same breath:

"...but had the investigation covered all these bases in the beginning we wouldn't be here now".

All what bases? The ones pertaining to the search for a child who 'may have been abducted'. Which makes the question of abduction itself a base to be covered, then as now.
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The true worth of Jim Gamble's advocacy of the McCanns soon emerges, as he continues:

"but the fact that a child was, you know, has... was... did go missing... is still missing, and that those parents are tortured..."

Let's get one thing out of the way shall we? The parents have been 'tortured', as Gamble puts it, for seven years. Their daughter Madeleine is dead for eternity.

Now, what was it he TWICE had to duck out of saying?

'has been abducted', 'was abducted' perhaps?

What makes him so uncertain?

Let's allow 'big Jim' to tell us himself:

"These are the parents of a child who is suspected to have been abducted".

Ah Jim... Jim... No sooner do you attempt to feed the world bullshit than you give yourself the impossible task of polishing a turd.

"I mean, this is about searching for a child who may well have been abducted"

The child may have been abducted. On the other hand she may not. Small wonder then that Gamble declines to 'speculate about what may or may not have happened'.

You see, as Jim Gamble so eloquently explains, this is all about a child who may have been abducted OR...NOT!
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So Jim, Madeleine MAY well have been 'abducted'.....or may well NOT have been 'abducted'

So Jim, Madeleine's 'abduction' is ONLY 'suspected'?

That's not what the Met Police have on their 'remit' is it Jim?

"It is to examine the case and seek to determine, (as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

"THE ABDUCTION" Jim, NOT "the SUSPECTED abduction"

AND CERTAINLY NOT ACCORDING TO KATE & GERRY MCCANN IT'S NOT 'SUSPECTED'!

"Madeleine WAS abducted' the McCanns scream, in unison!

(except. strangely, they studiously AVOID, using the 'A' word/s in any courtroom/inquiry, under OATH!)

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Post by sar on 02.09.14 0:14

Next time I'm planning a bank job I'll hope there's a "rush to help" or "too many cooks" at the local cop shop can't wait!!!

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Post by aquila on 02.09.14 0:14

Snipped from the Guardian

Within weeks of Madeleine's disappearance in May 2007, Scotland Yard, the National Police Improvement Agency and CEOP had all given advice to Portuguese police. The Crimestoppers charity published a separate appeal hotline and No 10, the Home Office and the Foreign Office were all demanding briefings from the various agencies.

Gamble explained that the Portuguese police's initial response to the case was chaotic and haphazard. He said this was "alien to the more structured police you would expect here in the UK. There was not a sense of order".

"In the first instance, the parents should be your number one suspects," he told Sky. "In most cases, in the first few golden hours, as you collect evidence, you can then rule them in or out. And that was one of the huge flaws in this – people didn't focus on clearing the ground beneath their feet in those chaotic first few hours that led into the haphazard first few weeks.

Now then Jim, how come Gerald McCann was invited to the annual Police Bravery awards and given a standing ovation just 10 weeks after Madeleine's disappearance when there was an ongoing investigation?

How come Gerald McCann had manuals from CEOP and was privilege to the profiling method used to identify abductors?

How come Jim?

What did you do with the photo sift Jim? Was it passed onto the PJ?
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Re: Sky news 7pm - Exclusive new report on Madeleine McCann investigation tonight - 1 Sept 2014

Post by Tony Bennett on 02.09.14 0:18

'Competing British police forces' harmed Madeleine McCann search

Relations with Portuguese authorities damaged as agencies fought to join investigation, says secret Home Office report

Martin Williams

The Guardian, Monday 1 September 2014 21.08 BST




British detective chief inspector Andy Redwood works with a Portuguese police officer during searches as part of the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance. Photograph: Filipe Farinha/Getty Images

The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was hampered because British police forces competed against one another, according to the author of a secret Home Office report.

Relations with Portuguese authorities were damaged as UK agencies clamoured to get involved in the high-profile case, leading to warnings that Britain should not act as a "colonial power".

Jim Gamble, the former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and the author of the report, also said the government had not learned from its mistakes, saying that it "does not understand the complexities of child abuse".

His unpublished report, which was commissioned by former home secretary Alan Johnson in 2009, also said the decision to put the McCanns' local force, Leicestershire constabulary, in charge of the operation was a mistake because it was ill-equipped to deal with such a wide-ranging investigation.
Although the report was never made public, it led to the reopening of the investigation in 2011 by the Metropolitan police, according to Sky News, which has been briefed on the contents of the document.

Gamble said that competition between police chiefs had had a long-term negative effect on the McCann case.

He told the Guardian that agencies developed an "organisational arrogance" in the rush to help. He said: "Each one thought that their agency would bring the best to bear on this. We were all guilty."

"Everyone came with best intentions," he told Sky News. "That created a sense of chaos and a sense of competition, people putting their hand up and wanting to help, and in many instances, in my opinion, wanting to be seen to help.

"If we look at it honestly, there were some in leadership roles who wanted to represent their organisation, to be seen to take a lead role and to be seen to provide critical input in this – and that made it difficult for a small, regional force like Leicestershire."

He went on: "I've no doubt relationships from the outset with the Portuguese were impacted by it and I think that had a long-term negative effect on the investigation. I think to this very day the Met investigation team that's engaged now are still having to manage and massage that relationship and perhaps, to be fair to the Portuguese, mend some fences that were trodden on in the early days."

Within weeks of Madeleine's disappearance in May 2007, Scotland Yard, the National Police Improvement Agency and CEOP had all given advice to Portuguese police. The Crimestoppers charity published a separate appeal hotline and No 10, the Home Office and the Foreign Office were all demanding briefings from the various agencies.

Gamble explained that the Portuguese police's initial response to the case was chaotic and haphazard. He said this was "alien to the more structured police you would expect here in the UK. There was not a sense of order".

"In the first instance, the parents should be your number one suspects," he told Sky. "In most cases, in the first few golden hours, as you collect evidence, you can then rule them in or out. And that was one of the huge flaws in this – people didn't focus on clearing the ground beneath their feet in those chaotic first few hours that led into the haphazard first few weeks.

"When I carried out the scoping review there was no evidence that some of the critical information and the analysis of which could have led to intelligence and to leads had been followed up."

However, despite the secret report, Gamble says he is "not confident" that the response of British authorities to similar situations in the future would be any better because Theresa May has failed to implement one of his key recommendations. The report suggested establishing a national centre for missing children, combining the resources of top experts and the best technology, but this has not been set up.

However, Gamble said that lessons had not been learnt from the McCann investigation because Theresa May had snubbed calls for a national resource to deal with child exploitation.

He told the Guardian: "CEOP was something that was created by the Labour government, so it was something that had to be changed by the coalition government. I think it was an act of political vandalism.

"The home secretary didn't understand what she was doing when I met with her. I asked her to explain her rationale for going against the lessons that had been learned. She couldn't give me a single answer. She couldn't utter a single word across the table to explain why she thought this was a good idea. But they pushed on anyway."

Following the spate of recent child abuse scandals, Gamble accused the government of failing to act sufficiently to tackle the issue. He said: "In the face of Rotherham; in the face of over 500 coming forward over Savile; in the face of everything we know we don't know enough about, we need a credible overarching review. And the truth is, we haven't got it."

He has refused to release the full details of the report's findings, saying it was only ever intended to be an internal review. The Home Office, which declined to release the report under Freedom of Information laws, declined to comment on the report, but said: "We remain committed to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann."

But Gamble believes that the McCann investigation will eventually be solved, despite the setbacks. "Someone knows," he said.

"I genuinely believe that we will find out what happened in my lifetime. Relationships, loyalties change, and at some stage some person will come forward".

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Observations:

For all his boasting, Gamble was boss of CEOP, was he not, when thousands of children were being abused and even raped in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and elsewhere?

Further to previous points, is it possible that the U.S. pro-establishment authors, Summers & Swan, have been shown Gamble's top secret report, while the British people have not seen it? It has obviously been leaked - who did it, and who authorised it?

The Guardian has just allowed the discredited former CEOP boss - without any challenge - to put the boot subtly but effectively once again into the Portuguese police - and rant on absurdly about how Theresa May got rid of him because she didn't understand what was needed and because he was appointed by a Labour government.

So, actually, Tony Blair appointed him to this role, then?

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