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Post by Tony Bennett on 30.11.15 12:38

I successfully submitted this request to the Metropolitan Police earlier today:

[ NOTE:  I made this request via the 'What Do They Know' website. Any member of CMOMM or guest can follow the Metropolitan Police's responses to my request at this link: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/up_to_date_information_about_the ]  



Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

A petition on the Prime Minister's website calling for publication of  a report on the work of Operation Grange has attracted over 900 signatures so far.   

Please provide the following information about Operation Grange:

1. On 14 October 2013 on BBC Crimewatch, DCI Andy Redwood presented two e-fit images of a man he said was 'the centre of our focus'. He asked people to say who he might be. He announced days later that hundreds had called in with a possible identification. Are we, the public, still supposed to be looking for him? Or has been traced, identified and eliminated?

2. On the McCanns' 'Find Madeleine' website, there is an image of a faceless man - whom the McCann investigation team still say is a suspect - wearing a dark jacket and beige trousers, which was drawn up by Melissa Little, paid for by the head of the McCanns' private investigation team, Brian Kennedy, based on the recollections of Jane Tanner, and released to the public in late October 2007, nearly six months after the reported disappearance  of Madeleine McCann.  Is Operation Grange still asking (as they were previously) for the public's help in tracing this man, as well as the man in the two e-fits? Or not?

3. Who will  make the final decision as to whether or not to close or 'shelve' the active investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann...
(a) The current DCI, Nicola Wall, or any successor of hers?
(b) The current S.I.O. or her/his successor?
(c) A more senior Met Police Officer?
(d) Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, or any successor of his?
(e) The Home Secretary?
(f) The Prime Minister? - or
(g) Someone else?

4. If and when Operation Grange is closed, or the investigation is 'shelved', is it the Met Police's intention to provide a report to either (a) the public (b) the Mayor of London's Police Committee (c) the Home Secretary or (d) the Prime Minister on its work and achievements.
Yours faithfully,



Anthony Bennett



ETA:  * Reminder of the link for the petition for the Home Secretary to publish a report on Operation Grange:  https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108562
938 signatures so far.

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Dr Martin Roberts: "The evidence is that these are the pjyamas Madeleine wore on holiday in Praia da Luz. They were photographed and the photo handed to a press agency, who released it on 8 May, as the search for Madeleine continued. The McCanns held up these same pyjamas at two press conferences on 5 & 7June 2007. How could Madeleine have been abducted?"

Amelie Mcann (aged 2): "Maddie's jammies!".  

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Post by Tony Bennett on 01.12.15 12:49

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Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

1 December 2015

Dear Mr. Bennett

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2015110001462

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 30/11/2015.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

"Please provide the following information about Operation Grange:

   
1. On 14 October 2013 on BBC Crimewatch, DCI Andy Redwood presented two
e-fit images of a man he said was 'the centre of our focus'. He asked
people to say who he might be. He announced days later that hundreds had
called in with a possible identification. Are we, the public, still
supposed to be looking for him? Or has been traced, identified and
eliminated?
   
2. On the McCanns' 'Find Madeleine' website, there is an image of a
faceless man - whom the McCann investigation team still say is a suspect -
wearing a dark jacket and beige trousers, which was drawn up by Melissa
Little, paid for by the head of the McCanns' private investigation team,
Brian Kennedy, based on the recollections of Jane Tanner, and released to
the public in late October 2007, nearly six months after the reported
disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Is Operation Grange still asking (as
they were previously) for the public's help in tracing this man, as well
as the man in the two e-fits? Or not?
   
3. Who will make the final decision as to whether or not to close or
'shelve' the active investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine
McCann...
(a) The current DCI, Nicola Wall, or any successor of hers?
(b) The current S.I.O. or her/his successor?
(c) A more senior Met Police Officer?
(d) Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, or any successor of his?
(e) The Home Secretary?
(f) The Prime Minister? - or
(g) Someone else?
   
4. If and when Operation Grange is closed, or the investigation is
'shelved', is it the Met Police's intention to provide a report to either
(a) the public (b) the Mayor of London's Police Committee (c) the Home
Secretary or (d) the Prime Minister on its work and achievements?"    

Your request will now be allocated to the relevant unit within the MPS and
will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).  

You will receive your response directly from the relevant unit within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.
 

In some circumstances the MPS may be unable to achieve this deadline.  If
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Dr Martin Roberts: "The evidence is that these are the pjyamas Madeleine wore on holiday in Praia da Luz. They were photographed and the photo handed to a press agency, who released it on 8 May, as the search for Madeleine continued. The McCanns held up these same pyjamas at two press conferences on 5 & 7June 2007. How could Madeleine have been abducted?"

Amelie Mcann (aged 2): "Maddie's jammies!".  

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Post by pennylane on 01.12.15 13:05

Excellent questions! I shall look forward to reading the MPS response, hopefully within the deadline. 

Thank you for all your hard work, Tony! roses
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Post by Sophiebubbles on 01.12.15 17:09

A lot of hard work to your usual standards Mr Bennett, may I thank you in advance of any reply, you certainly go the extra mile in all that you do. I feel shamed as all I can muster is responses to topics. I admit I do not have the expertise you have in your field. I value that you do these long arduous tasks on our behalf, never taken for granted, thank you.
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Post by plebgate on 01.12.15 17:17

I also admire Tony B for his determination in trying to get to the bottom of what happened to Maddie. 

Well done Tony - only wish there were more like you in this world.
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Post by willowthewisp on 01.12.15 17:23

Dear Mr. Bennett.
Further to your letter for information, Crimewatch programme 14 October 2013, DCI Redwood etc,
As you are aware this information and time allocated exceeds the amount of person hours submitted to collate the information and at this present time are unable to provide a reply?
Sorry for the sarcasm Tony, but you know the system by now?
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Post by Brandytas on 19.01.19 9:15

thanks
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Post by Verdi on 19.01.19 23:54

welcome  to the forum Brandytas and thank you for the thanks.

Do you have anything else to offer relative to this particular FAO?  A lot of water under the bridge since December 2015 - three years ago.

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