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OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

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Madeleine McCann’s parents plough £500,000 into desperate search for their missing daughter

Post by Mirage on 11.03.17 21:44

"Madeleine McCann’s parents plough £500,000 into desperate search for their missing daughter."

Perhaps someone would be good enough to copy the article. I am unable to do so at the moment.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-plough-500000-10009454



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Madeleine McCann’s parents have put nearly £500,000 into a string of investments in a desperate bid to keep their search for her going.

Kate and Gerry hope returns from the schemes will boost the dwindling Find Madeleine Fund as the 10th ­anniversary of her disappearance ­approaches. They have declined to reveal what they have invested in.

A source said: “They are making best use of the fund’s remaining cash. It makes sense to make sure the money earns as much as possible.”

Companies House accounts show the Find Madeleine Fund – controlled by Kate, Gerry and four other directors had total assets at £714,000, taking into account the invested £490,839.
That’s down from the £763,722 held in cash in 2015.
 
Madeleine has been missing for almost 10 years  (Photo: PA)

It is understood the McCanns have raised a total of £3.7million in the past 10 years in the hunt for Madeleine, who would now be aged 13.

Most of the money has gone on private investigators and campaigns.

But the fund could now be wiped out as the couple, both doctors, face a reported £400,000 legal bill.

It comes after they lost a libel battle with ­ex-Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral over claims they faked their daughter’s abduction.

There are also fears he could counter-sue them. The McCanns’ lawyers have ­confirmed they will use money from the fund as they appeal the case.
 
Goncalo Amaral, former Policia Judiciaria inspecto  (Photo: Getty)

Our source added: “Kate and Gerry’s lawyers in Portugal have lodged papers with the appeal court, so the prospect of paying anything out to Amaral is a long way off.

“But the 10th anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance is now just weeks away and things are already hard enough for them, without the extra hardship of having to worry about how they are going to carry on funding the search. It’s a really ­emotional time for them.”

The McCanns could also be forced to use money from the fund to pay private detectives if a Home Office grant for the Met Police investigation, is not renewed in August.

Operation Grange, which has cost more than £12million over six years, has already been massively scaled back.

Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 as her parents dined at a tapas restaurant nearby.

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Kate McCann speaks during charity fundraiser in midst of court battle

It is believed she was abducted. Thousands of­ people donated money as a worldwide search got under way.

The source said: “Most of the public donations that came in came in the first year and Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful for every penny.

“But that was all spent on ­private investigators and campaigning in the first couple of years.

“All extraneous costs have been cut back to make sure they keep money available in the bank ready for the day should the police investigation stop completely.”

The McCanns, who live with their two other children Sean and Amelie in Rothley, Leicestershire, are convinced Maddie is still alive.

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'MADELEINE BOMBSHELL' - Dramatic headline in Sunday Express, 12 Mar 2017 > Police have identified just one man who is key to the mystery

Post by sallypelt on 11.03.17 22:35



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The detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have identified a person they want to question, says the Sunday Express

http://news.sky.com/gallery/sundays-national-newspaper-front-pages-10799217

Sorry, I can't post the actual front page because, for some reason it won't let me. It's second one on tomorrow's front pages

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Unable so far to grab the front page, but

MADELEINE BOMBSHELL


in huge letters, screams the entire front page.

Underneath, it says:

Police net closes in on just one man who is key to the mystery





Edited to add:   The last man to claim that the 'net is closing in' was Francisco Marco, boss of the disgraced detective agency, Metodo 3, in December 2007. That turned out to be a barefaced lie. The McCanns continued to employ this wretched man's services for a further 15 months. We wonder if this just could be yet one more barefaced lie in this tale - Mod     

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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by Nuffink67 on 11.03.17 23:00

Strange the story is next to a picture of Prince Charles....A hug for families of the missing

http://truthformadeleine.com/2014/02/prince-charles-the-barclay-brothers-and-madeleine-mccann/

Didnt Charles get some sort of tip off once ?....In letter form

Found this
http://www.news.com.au/news/royal-tip-in-maddie-search/news-story/1f0e382eceae667c4bf890434e337347
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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

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McCanns are given £85,000 boost to fund Madeleine search for another six months as police reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper

Post by Mirage on 11.03.17 23:36

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4305014/McCanns-given-85-000-boost-fund-Madeleine-search.html

b]McCanns are given £85,000 boost to fund Madeleine search for another six months as police reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper [/b]

Again, apologies. My phone won't copy the article.



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Post by tinkier on 11.03.17 23:39

The parents of Madeleine McCann have been given a lifeline in the search for their daughter with a new £85,000 cash boost to police who now reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper.
Kate and Gerry McCann tonight said they are 'very grateful' for the continued support by Scotland Yard amid fears the controversial £13million investigation into Maddie's disappearance, codenamed Operation Grange, was being shelved.
The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction in just eight weeks.

Kate and Gerry McCann tonight said they are 'very grateful' for the continued support by Scotland Yard

The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction in just eight weeks
A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the Home Office had approved the extra funding to continue inquiries for another six months. 
But he refused to say if they were now trying to quiz one final Portuguese suspect, simply saying: 'We are cracking on. The Operation Grange team are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing.'
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said tonight: 'Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the Home Office and the Met Police for the continued work into the search for their daughter.'
He added: 'But, like the police, they will not be commenting on any operational details.'

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The inquiry was launched nearly six years ago in May 2011 on orders of then Prime Minister David Cameron but has so far failed to unearth any new clues.
A close pal of former GP Kate, 49, and heart doctor Gerry said: 'They have never given up hope of finding out what happened to Madeleine, and still believe she could be alive.
'They appreciate the Met Police's help and know they are doing everyone possible for a resolution after all this time.'
Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz nearly a decade ago in May 2007 while her parents were dining nearby with friends. She would now be aged 13, nearly 14.

Madeleine McCann vanished in 2007
As time was believed to be running out on the slow-going investigation a fresh injection of cash, approved last week by the Home Office of request of the desperate police, is ' very welcoming', the McCann source said.
The extra SY money has rubber stamped by PM Teresa May, who has met Maddie's parents several times in the past in her former role as Home Secretary.
Britain's top cop, newly retired Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told last summer how his officers were chasing up one 'last throw of the dice' lead in their painstaking inquiries.
Mrs May had come to their rescue in April 2016 granting police an extra £95,000 to help keep the search going.
And now, a financial year on, her predecessor Home Secretary Amber Rudd has approved an extra £85,000 till early October – a noticeable £10,000 less after this week's Budget woes.
Ex police chiefs and some members of public have slammed the Maddie inquiry as a waste of taxpayers' money and officers' time despite it being drastically scaled down last year.
Four officers continue to work on the team, headed by Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall. A force spokesperson said: 'The inquiry has not reached a conclusion. There are still focused lines of investigation to be pursued. There are no immediate plans to reduce office numbers further at this time.' 


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The McCanns have ploughed nearly £500,000 into the Find Madeleine Fund.
Companies House records show the fund, which is controlled by Kate, Gerry and four other directors, had total assets at £714,000.
The couple have raised £3.7million since Maddie's disappearance 10 years ago.
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'They are making best use of the fund's remaining cash. 
'It makes sense to make sure the money earns as much as possible.'

Most of the money has been used to pay for private investigators and campaigns. 

Former police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe recently said: 'Either way we want to try and end the torture that Madeleine's parents are going through.' 
While still boss, before bowing out last month, he said: 'I can't be absolutely confident we will resolve it, 100 per cent. But we've made some really good progress on the lines of inquiry and I think we have a really good chance.'
Kate and Gerry, 48, from Rothley, Leics, said in a previous posting on the official Find Maddie website: 'Until we have answers, until there is news there will always be hope. Whist the investigation is never as much or as speedy as we, or the police would like, we are moving in the right direction.' 


 
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OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by RosieandSam on 11.03.17 23:39

McCanns are given £85,000 boost to fund Madeleine search for another six months as police reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper 

  • Kate and Gerry McCann are 'very grateful' for the support by Scotland Yard
  • The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction 
  • Metropolitan Police confirmed the Home Office had approved the extra funding



By Tracey Kandohla For Mailonline


Published: 22:54, 11 March 2017  |  Updated: 22:54, 11 March 2017

The parents of Madeleine McCann have been given a lifeline in the search for their daughter with a new £85,000 cash boost to police who now reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper.

Kate and Gerry McCann tonight said they are 'very grateful' for the continued support by Scotland Yard amid fears the controversial £13million investigation into Maddie's disappearance, codenamed Operation Grange, was being shelved.
The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction in just eight weeks.



Kate and Gerry McCann tonight said they are 'very grateful' for the continued support by Scotland Yard



The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction in just eight weeks

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the Home Office had approved the extra funding to continue inquiries for another six months. 

But he refused to say if they were now trying to quiz one final Portuguese suspect, simply saying: 'We are cracking on. The Operation Grange team are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing.'

Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said tonight: 'Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the Home Office and the Met failed to unearth any new clues.

A close pal of former GP Kate, 49, and heart doctor Gerry said: 'They have never given up hope of finding out what happened to Madeleine, and still believe she could be alive.

'They appreciate the Met Police's help and know they are doing everyone possible for a resolution after all this time.'


Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz nearly a decade ago in May 2007 while her parents were dining nearby with friends. She would now be aged 13, nearly 14.



Madeleine McCann vanished in 2007


As time was believed to be running out on the slow-going investigation a fresh injection of cash, approved last week by the Home Office of request of the desperate police, is ' very welcoming', the McCann source said.

The extra SY money has rubber stamped by PM Teresa May, who has met Maddie's parents several times in the past in her former role as Home Secretary.

Britain's top cop, newly retired Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told last summer how his officers were chasing up one 'last throw of the dice' lead in their painstaking inquiries.

Mrs May had come to their rescue in April 2016 granting police an extra £95,000 to help keep the search going.

And now, a financial year on, her predecessor Home Secretary Amber Rudd has approved an extra £85,000 till early October – a noticeable £10,000 less after this week's Budget woes.

Ex police chiefs and some members of public have slammed the Maddie inquiry as a waste of taxpayers' money and officers' time despite it being drastically scaled down last year.

Four officers continue to work on the team, headed by Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall. A force spokesperson said: 'The inquiry has not reached a conclusion. There are still focused lines of investigation to be pursued. There are no immediate plans to reduce office numbers further at this time.' 

Former police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe recently said: 'Either way we want to try and end the torture that Madeleine's parents are going through.' 

While still boss, before bowing out last month, he said: 'I can't be absolutely confident we will resolve it, 100 per cent. But we've made some really good progress on the lines of inquiry and I think we have a really good chance.'

Kate and Gerry, 48, from Rothley, Leics, said in a previous posting on the official Find Maddie website: 'Until we have answers, until there is news there will always be hope. Whist the investigation is never as much or as speedy as we, or the police would like, we are moving in the right direction.' 

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Post by Tony Bennett on 11.03.17 23:49

Cressida Dick's been in post as Met Commissioner for just two weeks...and now this:

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"...police who now reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper".

Wow!  10 years and nothing. Dick gets the top job and a fortnight later, here we are with the kidnapper about to be arrested and charged!

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CONGRATULATIONS MET POLICE!! high5

CONGRATULATIONS OPERATION GRANGE!!  high5 and

CONGRATULATIONS CRESSIDA!! high5

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Post by Verdi on 12.03.17 0:10

This should be good


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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by Nuffink67 on 12.03.17 0:12

Charged ???
Wow, thats a big step up from just being arrested
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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by Verdi on 12.03.17 0:15

Et Voila..

Madeleine Bombshell: Police net closes in on just one man who is key to the mystery

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have identified a person they want to question and have been given an extra £85,000 to follow up the crucial lead.

By [url=http://www.express.co.uk/search/?s= Caroline Wheeler -]Caroline Wheeler - Exclusive[/url]
PUBLISHED:  00:01, Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The hunt was due to end within weeks as funding ran out. But in a fresh development detectives said there is a specific person of interest they need to question.

The lead is seen as solid enough to persuade the Home Office to grant the extra money which will extend the search until September.

It means the investigation will continue past the 10th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance in May.



She vanished from her bed in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz while her parents ate a meal nearby with friends just days before her fourth birthday in 2007.

There is just one person who detectives want to speak to who was near to the area where Madeleine disappeared almost 10 years ago
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Police said there is one individual they want to speak to who was in the same area of Portugal when she went missing.
International intelligence agencies have been working together to find the “person of interest” who detectives believe may hold the key to solving the case.
Had the information not been deemed a “solid live lead” then the £13million police investigation would have been wound up


The Home Office last night confirmed that the Metropolitan Police had been awarded an extra £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange to continue.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for special grant funding the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period April 1 until September 2017.

“As with all applications the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated.”

Senior officers admit the investigation of the new lead is the “last throw of the dice” in their hunt.

But the Met is taking the development so seriously that leading Whitehall officials are being briefed on its progress.

An insider said: “There is just one person who detectives want to speak to who was near to the area where Madeleine disappeared almost 10 years ago.

“An international search has been underway to find them.”

Last night Policing Minister Brandon Lewis, who signed off the latest payment, said: “I am pleased to be able to support the British police who are trying to get to the bottom of what happened to Madeleine McCann and give some kind of closure and justice to her family.”

At the height of Scotland Yard’s inquiries more than 30 detectives and support staff were working on Operation Grange based at Belgravia police station in central London.

When the inquiry was in full swing a team of trained specialists carried out detailed searches of carefully chosen scrubland near where Madeleine was taken from the coastal holiday spot on May 3, 2007.

Now Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall, who leads the small team, has the unenviable task of trying to make a breakthrough with limited resources and a ticking clock before the September cut-off date.

Detectives are now confident the net is closing in on the key lead which is why an application was made to the Home Office for extra funding and a stay of execution for the investigation.

Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry remain convinced their daughter could still be alive.

They had invested huge hopes in Operation Grange to end their nightmare and were relieved that the once well-financed formal police probe allowed them to halt their own private investigations.

After Grange was launched in May 2011 the 48-year-old doctors from Rothley, Leicestershire, resumed relatively normal lives with heart expert Gerry working full time at Glenfield Hospital near their home and Kate concentrating on bringing up their twins, Sean and Amelie, now aged 11.

Kate said last year: “The urge to look for Madeleine absolutely hasn’t changed at all.

"We will never give up.

"I want an end, an answer. Whatever that it is.”

Operation Grange was launched after a personal plea from Kate to then prime minister David Cameron after the Portuguese closed down their own inquiry.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “The investigation is ongoing.”



http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/778047/madeleine-mccann-police-investigation-new-lead-one-man-key

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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by Verdi on 12.03.17 0:20

I feel a lot of buoyancy coming on.  I bet old Tracey's frantically bashing away at the keyboard

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Post by sallypelt on 12.03.17 0:25

Even the BBC is carrying the story:

Madeleine McCann police funds extended for six months

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been granted £85,000 to extend the search for a further six months.
The Home Office funding is to extend the probe, known as Operation Grange, between April and September this year.
Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007 aged three.
The extra funding has been earmarked for operational costs.
Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have vowed to "never give up" hope of finding their daughter.

Since 2011, the Metropolitan Police has been assisting with the search for clues about what happened to the toddler, with officers visiting the holiday resort in 2014.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017.
"As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated."


To date a total of £11.1m has been spent on Operation Grange.
Met Police said: "The investigation is ongoing. We are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing."
There is one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to, the Sunday Express reported.
The paper said there has been an international search to find the person

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39246538

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Post by suzyjohnson on 12.03.17 0:49

Possibly a key witness, instead of an abductor?

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Post by Equity on 12.03.17 1:36

More likely the pre-planned scapegoat.

Will be reported as 'this suspect is almost certainly responsible but we can't prove it'.

He will then die in a mysterious accident - I predict his car will inexplicably drive into a tree or his Samsung TV will explode in his face.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 12.03.17 2:07

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4305014/McCanns-given-85-000-boost-fund-Madeleine-search.html

McCanns are given £85,000 of taxpayers' cash to fund Madeleine search for another six months as police reveal they are closing in on her possible kidnapper

By Tracey Kandohla For Mailonline

Published: 22:54, 11 March 2017 | Updated: 23:57, 11 March 2017

The parents of Madeleine McCann have been given a lifeline in the search for their daughter with a new £85,000 cash boost to police who now reveal they are closing in on her kidnapper.

Kate and Gerry McCann tonight said they are 'very grateful' for the continued support by Scotland Yard amid fears the controversial £13million investigation into Maddie's disappearance, codenamed Operation Grange, was being shelved.

The couple face the agonising milestone 10th anniversary of her abduction in just eight weeks.

A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the Home Office had approved the extra funding to continue inquiries for another six months.

But he refused to say if they were now trying to quiz one final Portuguese suspect, simply saying: 'We are cracking on. The Operation Grange team are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing.'

Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said tonight: 'Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to the Home Office and the Met Police for the continued work into the search for their daughter.'

He added: 'But, like the police, they will not be commenting on any operational details.'

The inquiry was launched nearly six years ago in May 2011 on orders of then Prime Minister David Cameron but has so far failed to unearth any new clues.

A close pal of former GP Kate, 49, and heart doctor Gerry said: 'They have never given up hope of finding out what happened to Madeleine, and still believe she could be alive.

'They appreciate the Met Police's help and know they are doing everyone possible for a resolution after all this time.'

Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz nearly a decade ago in May 2007 while her parents were dining nearby with friends. She would now be aged 13, nearly 14.

As time was believed to be running out on the slow-going investigation a fresh injection of cash, approved last week by the Home Office of request of the desperate police, is ' very welcoming', the McCann source said.

The extra SY money has rubber stamped by PM Teresa May, who has met Maddie's parents several times in the past in her former role as Home Secretary.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: 'Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017.

'As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated.'

To date a total of £11.1 million has been spent on Operation Grange.

Britain's top cop, newly retired Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told last summer how his officers were chasing up one 'last throw of the dice' lead in their painstaking inquiries.

Mrs May had come to their rescue in April 2016 granting police an extra £95,000 to help keep the search going.

And now, a financial year on, her predecessor Home Secretary Amber Rudd has approved an extra £85,000 till early October – a noticeable £10,000 less after this week's Budget woes.

Ex police chiefs and some members of public have slammed the Maddie inquiry as a waste of taxpayers' money and officers' time despite it being drastically scaled down last year.

MCCANNS PUT £500K INTO FUND

The McCanns have ploughed nearly £500,000 into the Find Madeleine Fund.

Companies House records show the fund, which is controlled by Kate, Gerry and four other directors, had total assets at £714,000.

The couple have raised £3.7million since Maddie's disappearance 10 years ago.

A source told the Daily Mirror: 'They are making best use of the fund's remaining cash.

'It makes sense to make sure the money earns as much as possible.'

Most of the money has been used to pay for private investigators and campaigns.
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Four officers continue to work on the team, headed by Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall. A force spokesperson said: 'The inquiry has not reached a conclusion. There are still focused lines of investigation to be pursued. There are no immediate plans to reduce office numbers further at this time.'

Former police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe recently said: 'Either way we want to try and end the torture that Madeleine's parents are going through.'

While still boss, before bowing out last month, he said: 'I can't be absolutely confident we will resolve it, 100 per cent. But we've made some really good progress on the lines of inquiry and I think we have a really good chance.'

Kate and Gerry, 48, from Rothley, Leics, said in a previous posting on the official Find Maddie website: 'Until we have answers, until there is news there will always be hope. Whist the investigation is never as much or as speedy as we, or the police would like, we are moving in the right direction.'
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As I 'predicted' when A Rudd was made Home secretary by T 'up to her neck in it' May

Home secretary A Rudd-------->'four weddings'----------> Huge Grant----------->'Missing People Charity'----------> McCan'ts.

'unlimited' taxpayers money will NEVER 'end' for this 'case'!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 12.03.17 2:10

Madeleine McCann’s parents plough £500,000 into desperate search for their missing daughter

Kate and Gerry hope returns from the schemes will boost the dwindling Find Madeleine Fund as the 10th ­anniversary of her disappearance ­approaches

BYPATRICK HILL
21:29, 11 MAR 2017

Madeleine McCann’s parents have put nearly £500,000 into a string of investments in a desperate bid to keep their search for her going.

Kate and Gerry hope returns from the schemes will boost the dwindling Find Madeleine Fund as the 10th ­anniversary of her disappearance ­approaches. They have declined to reveal what they have invested in.

A source said: “They are making best use of the fund’s remaining cash. It makes sense to make sure the money earns as much as possible.”

Companies House accounts show the Find Madeleine Fund – controlled by Kate, Gerry and four other directors had total assets at £714,000, taking into account the invested £490,839.

That’s down from the £763,722 held in cash in 2015.

It is understood the McCanns have raised a total of £3.7million in the past 10 years in the hunt for Madeleine, who would now be aged 13.

Most of the money has gone on private investigators and campaigns.

But the fund could now be wiped out as the couple, both doctors, face a reported £400,000 legal bill.

It comes after they lost a libel battle with ­ex-Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral over claims they faked their daughter’s abduction.

There are also fears he could counter-sue them. The McCanns’ lawyers have ­confirmed they will use money from the fund as they appeal the case.

Our source added: “Kate and Gerry’s lawyers in Portugal have lodged papers with the appeal court, so the prospect of paying anything out to Amaral is a long way off.

“But the 10th anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance is now just weeks away and things are already hard enough for them, without the extra hardship of having to worry about how they are going to carry on funding the search. It’s a really ­emotional time for them.”

The McCanns could also be forced to use money from the fund to pay private detectives if a Home Office grant for the Met Police investigation, is not renewed in August.

Operation Grange, which has cost more than £12million over six years, has already been massively scaled back.

Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 as her parents dined at a tapas restaurant nearby.

It is believed she was abducted. Thousands of­ people donated money as a worldwide search got under way.

The source said: “Most of the public donations that came in came in the first year and Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful for every penny.

“But that was all spent on ­private investigators and campaigning in the first couple of years.

“All extraneous costs have been cut back to make sure they keep money available in the bank ready for the day should the police investigation stop completely.”

The McCanns, who live with their two other children Sean and Amelie in Rothley, Leicestershire, are convinced Maddie is still alive.

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Re: OPERATION GRANGE GIVEN £85,000 FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS

Post by jeanmonroe on 12.03.17 2:27

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39246538

Madeleine McCann police funds extended for six months
2 hours ago
From the section Leicester

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann was three when she went missing in 2007
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been granted £85,000 to extend the search for a further six months.
The Home Office funding is to extend the probe, known as Operation Grange, between April and September this year.
Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007 aged three.
The extra funding has been earmarked for operational costs.
Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have vowed to "never give up" hope of finding their daughter.
Since 2011, the Metropolitan Police has been assisting with the search for clues about what happened to the toddler, with officers visiting the holiday resort in 2014.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: "Following an application from the Metropolitan Police for Special Grant funding, the Home Office has confirmed £85,000 in operational costs for Operation Grange for the period 1 April until September 2017.
"As with all applications, the resources required are reviewed regularly and careful consideration is given before any new funding is allocated."

Thursday 3 May 2007: Timeline
Map showing the scene of Madeleine's disappearance
20:30 Kate and Gerry McCann leave their apartment to have dinner at a Tapas bar
21:05 Gerry McCann checks on Madeleine and her siblings
22:00 A man is seen carrying a child wearing pyjamas heading towards the ocean
22:00 Kate McCann raises the alarm that Madeleine has gone missing

To date a total of £11.1m has been spent on Operation Grange.

Met Police said: "The investigation is ongoing. We are not prepared to discuss any lines of inquiry while the investigation is ongoing."
There is one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to, the Sunday Express reported.
The paper said there has been an international search to find the person.
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22:00 A man is seen carrying a child wearing pyjamas heading towards the ocean

So, it would seem OG are 'looking for'...........Smithman!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 12.03.17 2:37

"There is one person who was near the area where Madeleine went missing who police want to speak to"
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There were NINE people who were 'much nearer' the area where Madeleine went 'missing' who UK police DON'T, it seems, want to 'speak to'!

jta: The Portuguese 'investigation' is still 'operational' ergo, imo, OG 'has to' keep 'going' because they don't KNOW what the PJ 'have'!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 12.03.17 3:01

Former police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe recently said: 'Either way we want to try and end the torture that Madeleine's parents are going through.'

While still boss, before bowing out last month, he said: 'I can't be absolutely confident we will resolve it, 100 per cent. But we've made some really good progress on the lines of inquiry and I think we have a really good chance.'
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This IS the same 'bloke' who didn't even know what OG* was!

*Operation Grange. Possibly the single, biggest, single 'missing' child 'case' in MET Police 'history'
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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Howe-Hogan speaking on Radio 5

First broadcast: Thursday 20 February 2014

Transcript

Nicky Campbell: Errm... Adeal in London... no, I tell you what, we'll go to Christine in Cardiff. Brief points please because there's only eight minutes left, so make your questions as... as, errr... well edited as you can. Hi, Christine.

Christine: (phone in) Good morning. Good morning, Sir Bernard.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: Good morning, Christine.

Christine: I'd like to ask you, errr... on the progress of Operation Grange.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: Right, we have a lots of Op... Operations, so you're going to have...

Nicky Campbell: Operation Grange, just...?

Christine: Operation Grange.

Nicky Campbell: Which is?

Christine: It's the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: Ahh, right, thank you for helping...

Christine: That's okay.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: ...but we do have a lot of Operations in London, so I'm sorry if I didn't recognise it immediately.

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Post by jazega on 12.03.17 3:45

Just a ploy to get the gullible to put more money into the McCann fund since the 10th year of her disappearance is just round the corner.
Get the cobwebs of the polygraph.
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Post by BlueBag on 12.03.17 6:50

Any old tosh to get the headlines coming for 2017.

Meanwhile I'd like to know what OG makes of the dog evidence and if they have done any route 1 Policing.
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Post by BlueBag on 12.03.17 6:53

December 2016

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/567443/madeleine-mccann-search-new-lead-found-trafficking-gang

Maddie McCann breakthrough: Cops 'given cash to probe new trafficking gang lead'


There's always a breakthrough.
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Post by petunia on 12.03.17 6:53

If OG has been given an exta £85,000 why would that be a bombshell?

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Post by BlueBag on 12.03.17 7:01

Has anyone seen the BBC timeline for the abduction in today's story?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39246538



That's a little economical with the "truth".

The BBC make me sick.

They are nothing but a propaganda mouthpiece these days.
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