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Post by Verdi on 11.04.18 1:42

Child protection chief in TV probe

The outgoing chief of Britain's child protection agency and the host of US TV show America's Most Wanted posed as paedophiles to investigate the sex trafficking of Cambodian youngsters.


PUBLISHED: 03:32, Sat, Nov 13, 2010

Jim Gamble, ex-chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), and John Walsh said they were shocked when they went into a Cambodian bar where there were 50 to 60 girls.

Mr Walsh said: "Within two minutes a madam came up to us and said, 'What are you looking for?' and Mr Gamble said: 'We're looking for young girls.' She brought over three or four girls that were (about) 12 or 13 years old - very, very young."

Mr Gamble told her they wanted younger girls, Mr Walsh said. He said the woman replied: "What do you want? We have six and seven-year-old boys and girls. I can arrange that off premises."

Mr Walsh said the experience was "disgusting and heartbreaking".

He said Western paedophiles from the US, Britain and Germany travelled east to Cambodia as international sex tourists.

He said his show chose Cambodia because it is cheap to buy a sex slave there.

"I saw many Western men that had come there not to go to the Buddhist temples, not to come there to look at the beaches, not to do anything at all but to molest and have sex with children. It's wrong, it's illegal and it has to change," Mr Walsh said.

He said the episode would be a "tough show to watch, but it is important to expose the reality that children are sexually assaulted by predators.

Senior police officer Mr Gamble, the former head of Northern Ireland's anti-terror unit, resigned from Ceop in October over the Government's decision to make it part of the National Crime Agency.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/211306/Child-protection-chief-in-TV-probe

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Post by polyenne on 11.04.18 6:36

Gamble did such a great job in “posing as a paedophile”

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Post by Verdi on 12.04.18 2:10

Fears Madeleine McCann was 'snatched for rich family' after reports of Morocco sightings

24 April 2017 • 6:33am

Madeleine McCann may have been abducted by slave traders and sold to a rich family, a former policeman has claimed, amid reports of a possible sighting.

Almost 10 years after the three-year-old girl vanished while the family were on holiday in Portugal, private detectives hired by the McCanns reportedly believe she may have been smuggled by ferry into Africa.

Gangs in Mauritania, West Africa, are known to sell youngsters to wealthy Middle Eastern families.

Colin Sutton, a former Scotland Yard detective, told the Mirror: “The Mauritania line is certainly a possibility and needs to be looked at.

“If someone wanted to get a three-year-old child into Africa it’s the obvious route. The infrastructure and contacts for people smuggling are clearly there.”

Private detectives reportedly believe she was snatched and taken to the country via Morocco, where there have been alleged sightings.

It is not known if police have investigated the Mauritania theory as part of their investigations.


Shortly after Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007, a traveller reportedly told Crimestoppers they saw a girl that looked like Madeleine on the Tarifa-Tangier ferry, four days after she vanished.

Two days later, a tourist reported seeing a girl “identical” to Madeleine with a man at a petrol station next to an Ibis hotel in Marrakech, the Mirror reported.

According to the newspaper, Mari Olli and British husband Ray Pollard, who live in Spain, said they had not heard of Madeleine’s disappearance when they made the possible sighting and only made the connection when they returned home.

She said the youngster she saw was wearing blue pyjamas, looked “sad” and asked: “Can we see Mummy soon?”

Ms Olli said she alerted Portuguese and UK authorities and gave a statement to Scotland Yard detectives. She followed it up by emailing Leicestershire Police.

Portuguese police files made public a year after Madeleine's disappearance show British police passed on the email to their Portuguese counterparts but Ms Olli says she was never contacted by officers there.

"I try not to think about what I could have done. The one thing I’m still convinced about is that it was Madeleine," she told the Mirror.

Madeleine vanished from Praia da Luz in May 2007 when the three-year-old was sleeping in the family's apartment with her siblings, twins Amelie and Sean.

At the time, her parents, Gerry and Kate, were eating dinner with friends at a restaurant around 40 yards away.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/24/fears-madeleine-mccann-snatched-rich-family-reports-morocco/

Every alleged sighting follows the same pattern - contact the Portuguese police, their local police, the Metropolitan Police, Leicester police.  Do they really think the populace are so naive/gullible/stupid enough to believe this utter nonsense?

What an utterly disgusting farce this case has always been.  If you're going to engage the services of a spin-doctor, for gawd sake pay someone with a semblance of credibility - not a gibbering baboon who couldn't even fool Frank Spencer on a bad hair day.


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Post by Verdi on 16.04.18 1:00

Madeleine McCann: Blunders would never happen in Britain

The release of the Madeleine McCann police files reveal the failure of the police properly to investigate her disappearance, a former detective claimed today.

ByLiverpool Echo

   12:49, 6 AUG 2008  Updated20:53, 8 MAY 2013

The release of the Madeleine McCann police files reveal the failure of the police properly to investigate her disappearance, a former detective claimed today.

Child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas said “bungling” Portuguese police should have released the e-fits of the two suspicious men seen hanging around Praia da Luz just before the little girl vanished.

And they should have acted immediately to investigate the possible Dutch sighting, he said.

Shop assistant Anna Stam, 41, told detectives she spoke to a little girl aged three or four in Amsterdam who said her name was “Maddie” and replied to a question about her mother: “They took me from my holiday.”

“These files reveal the inadequacies of the police investigation,” said Mr Williams-Thomas.

“There is absolutely no excuse for failing to release those e-fits. What value is there in doing a photofit unless you’re going to release it?

“They have failed to do some of the very basics.”

He said the police clearly had “no media strategy”, and narrowed their investigation “very quickly” to looking at the McCanns.

If they failed to follow up the Amsterdam lead then by now it is probably of no use , he said.

Over time, the value of the tip-off deteriorates as CCTV is wiped or lost and other possible witnesses forget or cannot be contacted.

“The information from Amsterdam is probably of no value now at all - because if it was something that was real then you needed to act upon it straight away.

“She could be anywhere by now.”

He accused the police of “giving up” and said the evidence should have been reviewed by another force before being made public.

“The file should have been made available to another law enforcement agency from another country and they should have been able to review it before it was made public.

“There is information there which should not have been put in the public domain and should have been followed up. It is a huge blunder to make it public.

“They have given up. They have have completely given up. The only people looking for Madeleine are the McCanns. The police are absolving themselves of responsibility.

“What we’ve got now is a public investigation - it’s extraordinary. Fifteen months after she went missing they have closed the case and given up - it would never happen in Britain.”

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/madeleine-mccann-blunders-would-never-3478151

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Post by Verdi on 17.04.18 12:45


Hunt for Madeleine McCann needs more cash to continue


Earlier this year Scotland Yard said detectives were still following a critical lead 10 years after Madeleine disappeared.

Tuesday 22 August 2017


By Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent


Scotland Yard is to ask for more money to continue its six-year investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Detectives are struggling to resolve a final lead, which, if it fizzled out, could have brought the £11m Government-funded investigation to an end next month.

I understand that the Home Office is willing to carry on paying for the last bit of work to be completed.

A source said: "We will be asking for more money because we need to complete the work we are doing. It is complicated and not as straightforward as we had hoped, but it is worth doing."

Madeleine was nearly four years old when she vanished without trace from her family's rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.

The Portuguese police closed their investigation 15 months later, after finding nothing to explain her disappearance.

In 2011, after an appeal from her parents Kate and Gerry McCann, the then Prime Minister David Cameron asked Scotland Yard to investigate with special Home Office funding.

Sixteen months ago then Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said his squad - reduced in 2015 from 30 to three staff - was expecting to close a final investigative lead within months.

"That line of inquiry probably at the moment is the conclusion of this inquiry,"
he said.



In April this year, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said detectives were still following a critical lead.

"We have a significant line of inquiry which is worth pursuing and because it's worth pursuing it could provide an answer - but until we've gone through it I won't know whether we are going to get there or not."

Police will give no details of the lead - nor why it is proving so difficult to resolve. But they want more time to pursue it.


There has been speculation that it involves a hunt for a suspect or a key witness, but none of that has been confirmed.

Retired Metropolitan Police detective Peter Kirkham said: "Media interest and the political drive for it to be done in the first place will add to a reluctance to stop the investigation until they are absolutely sure they have done everything they can.

"If a line of inquiry has any signs of life in it whatsoever, they will be saying 'this is here and we can do it but we'll need this amount to do it and if you don't wish to pay for it that is your decision'."


A spokesman for Madeleine's family told Sky News: "The McCanns will be pleased. The fact that the police feel there is still work to be done which needs funding is very encouraging.

"They remain grateful to all the officers involved in the investigation."

Scotland Yard said: "Funding is in place until the end of September. Any details about future funding will be released when appropriate."

The Home Office confirmed that funding for Operation Grange had been provided until the end of next month.

https://news.sky.com/story/hunt-for-madeleine-mccann-needs-more-cash-to-continue-10999676




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Post by Verdi on 18.04.18 1:10

Madeleine McCann investigation scaled back as police downsize team of officers from 29 to 4

Investigations continue in Portugal, where she disappeared aged three in 2007


28th October 2015

The British investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been scaled down from 29 officers to four as her parents say they have not given up hope of seeing their daughter again.

Scotland Yard insisted the probe continued but with a “smaller team”, adding: “Officers investigating her disappearance have completed the huge task of bringing together and investigating the massive amount of information held by colleagues in Portugal, the United Kingdom investigation and the private investigators working on behalf of the McCann family.”

Madeleine went missing in May 2007, vanishing from her family's holiday home in Praia da Luz while her parents ate at a nearby restaurant.

Costs of the ensuing investigations have reached £10 million and after a Home Office review of the case started four years ago.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said investigators are now following a “small number of focused lines of inquiry” that allow them to cut stuff [a typo Messrs Grauniad or a Freudian slip?]  from the Government-funded team.

“Operation Grange is working to support the Portuguese investigation and this work continues,” he added.

“While there remain lines of inquiry to follow, the vast majority of the work by Operation Grange has been completed.”

Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, thanked the investigators and said they remain hopeful that their daughter will still be found.

“We are reassured that the investigation to find Madeleine has been significantly progressed and the MPS has a much clearer picture of the events in Praia da Luz leading up to Madeleine's abduction in 2007,” they said in a joint statement.

“Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced.

“We would also like to thank the Home Office for continuing to support the investigation.

“Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful that she may still be found given the ongoing lines of enquiry.”

Officers had reviewed more than 40,000 documents from law enforcement agencies in Britain and abroad, as well as private investigators, by 2012 in efforts to find new leads.

The new investigation then launched, taking 1,338 statements and collecting 1,027 exhibits to identify 560 lines of enquiry, which sparked more than thirty international requests.

No suspects for Madeleine’s abduction have been charged but the Met said 60 “persons of interest” had been investigated, 650 sex offenders considered and 8,685 potential sightings of the girl investigated.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “The Met investigation has been painstaking and thorough and has for the first time brought together in one place what was disparate information across the world.

“This work has enabled us to better understand events in Praia da Luz the night Madeleine McCann went missing and ensure every possible measure is being taken to find out what happened to her.

“We still have very definite lines to pursue which is why we are keeping a dedicated team of officers working on the case. We have given this assurance to Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann.

“The Portuguese police remain the lead investigators and our team will continue to support their inquiry… I know they remain fully committed to investigating Madeleine's disappearance.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/madeleine-mccann-investigation-scaled-back-as-police-downsize-team-of-officers-from-29-to-4-a6712151.html


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Post by Verdi on 18.04.18 1:17

Gerry and Kate McCann wrote:“We are reassured that the investigation to find Madeleine has been significantly progressed and the MPS has a much clearer picture of the events in Praia da Luz leading up to Madeleine's abduction in 2007,” they said in a joint statement.

“Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced.

“We would also like to thank the Home Office for continuing to support the investigation.

“Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful that she may still be found given the ongoing lines of enquiry.”


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Post by Verdi on 18.04.18 1:35

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Broadcast on 26th April 2016 - LBC Radio.
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Madeleine McCann inquiry could end in months, says Met chief

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says police are pursuing one line of inquiry but will wind up case if no new evidence emerges

26th April 2016

The investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance could finish in the next few months.

The Scotland Yard boss, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said investigators were following one remaining line of inquiry and unless any new evidence emerged, that would spell the end of the British investigation.

Madeleine vanished at the age of three while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in 2007, and despite a high-profile search, no trace of her has ever been found.

Speaking on LBC radio, Hogan-Howe said: “There’s been a lot of investigation time spent on this terrible case. It’s a child who went missing. Everybody wants to know if she is alive and, if she is, where is she, and sadly if she’s dead then we need to give some comfort to the family.

“It’s needed us to carry out an investigation together with the Portuguese and other countries have been involved. There is a line of inquiry that remains to be concluded and it’s expected that in the coming months that will happen.”

The Home Office has given £95,000 funding to keep the investigation – on which only a handful of officers are working – going for another few months.

Hogan-Howe said: “The size of the team has come down radically. We are now down to two or three people; at one stage there were about 30 officers in it.

He added: “There is a line of inquiry that everybody agrees is worthwhile pursuing.”

When asked when the investigation, called Operation Grange, will end, the Metropolitan police chief constable said: “At the moment it would be at the conclusion of this line of inquiry unless something else comes up. If somebody comes forward and gives us good evidence we will follow it. We always say that a missing child inquiry is never closed.

“First of all, the line of inquiry that is being pursued, that obviously is important and it is important that is resolved, and I think it will be. If something new comes forward we will investigate it, but that line of inquiry probably at the moment is the conclusion of this inquiry.”

Hopes were high when the UK investigation into the girl’s disappearance was launched in 2011, with Scotland Yard detectives later highlighting a sex offender who had targeted British families with young children staying in villas in the same area where Madeleine was last seen.

Despite no obvious progress since then, last week DCS Mick Duthie, who is head of the force’s murder squad, remained optimistic. He said: “There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/26/madeleine-mccann-inquiry-could-end-months-met-chief-bernard-hogan-howe

Two years ago and still the show goes on.  They can't possibly believe the majority of the public are so stupid/gullible/naive as to be sucked in by this utter tripe.  They really don't care what garbage they feed us do they - it's taking the pee with a vengeance.

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Why were Maddie suspect E-fits kept SECRET for five years? Images and evidence of sighting uncovered by private detectives were suppressed

   Images of man seen carrying child through Praia da Luz on the night of Madeleine's disappearance were unveiled on Crimewatch two weeks ago
   Based on evidence from Irish holidaymaker Martin Smith and his family
   Emerged yesterday that E-fits were contained in files from five years ago
   Produced by private investigators hired by the McCanns

By Neil Sears for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:15, 28 October 2013 | Updated: 08:48, 28 October 2013

The E-fits of a ‘new’ suspect for Madeleine McCann’s disappearance were drawn up five years ago – and suppressed.

Images of a man seen carrying a child through Praia da Luz at 10pm on the night the then three-year-old vanished were unveiled on BBC1’s Crimewatch two weeks ago.

They are based on evidence from Irish holidaymaker Martin Smith and his family. At the same time, the British police team behind a new investigation revealed they had discounted a 9.15pm sighting of a man with a child by Jane Tanner, a friend holidaying with parents Gerry and Kate McCann and their three children.

It meant there was a new ‘timeline’ of Madeleine’s presumed abduction. Yet it emerged yesterday that the recently released E-fits were in fact contained in files produced five years ago by private investigators hired by the McCanns. Similarly, those private detectives had questioned the Tanner sighting and the timings associated with it.

But the E-fits were kept private, and the questioning of the Tanner sighting and related timeline were kept quiet. One detective said he was ‘utterly stunned’ to see his five-year-old dossier suddenly presented as new on TV.



The investigator told a Sunday newspaper: ‘I was absolutely stunned when I watched the programme... it most certainly wasn’t a new timeline and it certainly isn’t a new revelation. It is absolute nonsense to suggest either of those things... and those E-fits you saw on Crimewatch are ours.’

The McCanns are now fully behind the fresh police drive and release of the E-fits – but five years ago they were reluctant to issue them, possibly in part because witness Mr Smith’s account seemed inconsistent and unreliable.

Months after the disappearance and after seeing Gerry McCann on TV, Mr Smith told police that he thought the man he saw carrying a girl around Madeleine’s age at the very time she went missing reminded him of Gerry McCann himself.

Mr Smith has reportedly since withdrawn that claim – just as Portuguese police have officially told the McCanns they are no longer suspects for their daughter’s disappearance.

The couple have also won libel damages for false suggestions that they were in any way involved.

Numerous witnesses have also given statements making clear that Mr McCann was at his holiday complex at the moment the sighting occurred – which was at the very time when he and his wife started calling for help looking for Maddie.

But shortly after Mr Smith told police Mr McCann may have been the man he had seen carrying a little girl, a friend of the McCanns said: ‘Look at the facts. This man sees an individual carrying a child on the night Maddie vanished.

‘He waits 13 days to report this to the police, going back to Ireland  in the meantime. At this stage he admits he has no idea who the man is. Almost four months go by before, after seeing him on TV, he feels that it could be Gerry.

‘The truth is that this is part of  the victimisation of Gerry and Kate which has gone on from the very beginning by the Portuguese.’

In 2008, the McCanns used money from their charity fund to hire investigators from a firm called Oakley International, led by  former MI5 surveillance officer Henri Exton, to look into the mystery – and they focused on the Smith sighting.

They produced a dossier and called for the E-fits to be published. They also suggested Madeleine could have died after wandering off.

The McCanns, who became embroiled in an unconnected financial dispute with Oakley International at around the time they received the dossier, responded by warning the detectives of legal action if they publicised their report.

A source close to the fund said the report would have been ‘completely distracting’ if it had become public.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478087/Why-Madeleine-McCann-suspect-E-fits-kept-secret-5-years.html

This article was published the day after the Sunday Times exclusive.  If this is the report cited by the response to Tony Bennett's FOI request, why is a press article being used to answer a FOI request - more so, a report that was later rescinded following an out of court settlement payable to the McCanns for a libel claim against the Sunday Times, an arm of the Murdoch empire?

Why does the FOI response quote a report by the Daily Mail, when the original claim was made by the Sunday Times?

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Post by willowthewisp Today at 12:55

Hi Verdi,Best bet to ask the nodding Head on video of  DCI Simon foy, just like a"Max Headroom impersonation! 

Operation Grange,you know,"they Where,were they where",when Madeleine McCann went missing from Apartment 5a Ocean Club,Gerry supposedly sat at the Tapas Bar Group with Kate in the apartment at 22.00pm 3 May 2007,Simon,"Simples"?
Another Police Officer with Cognitive Dissonance,must be a "contagious disease" applicable to UK Metropolitan Police Officers,Hogan,Howe,Rowley,Cressida Dick!
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