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Daily Star reporting on the cost

Post  Panda on Fri 3 Feb - 8:56

This article too focuses on the cost rather than the Mccanns and the sly reference to the book is interesting.!!

MADELEINE MCCANN-HUNT COPS BILL SOARS TO £2M













ABOVE: Kate and Gerry McCann










2nd February 2012



By Aaron Tinney














SCOTLAND Yard’s hunt for Madeleine McCann is to cost taxpayers almost £2million for less than a year’s work.










The huge bill for 30 detectives’ wages, their
expenses and translations has been racked up since David Cameron drafted
in the Met last May.


The Prime Minister called in murder squad detectives after emotional pleas from Maddie’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann.


But
Labour peer Lord Harris, 58, said it raises “very big questions” about
use of public cash, and added: “There is clearly an issue about
resources.”


Critics have blasted Operation Grange for diverting cash from other crime victims.


Officers have made at least four trips to Portugal and Spain. The Met has already claimed £800,000 from the Home

Office.


But Scotland Yard said the figure is expected to hit £1.9m by the end of the financial year.


A
spokesman for Maddie’s parents said: “They have always been very
appreciative of the time and resources that the British police and Home
Office have committed to the search for Madeleine.


“They are grateful that the review is ongoing.”


The cash already used comes from a £3.5m Government grant to the force, set up last May to cover travel costs.


Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday flat in Praia da Luz on the Algarve in May 2007 at the age of three.


But
insiders claim the investigation will take years and cost a lot more
than £3.5m. A source said the task is “enormous” because it involves the
examination of thousands of documents requested from Portuguese
authorities.


The
official police inquiry into Madeleine’s disappearance was shelved in
July 2008 but private detectives employed by the McCanns continued the
search.


Detectives have spent months reading case material that had to be translated into English.


In
December officers met Spanish colleagues to check on new reports that
Madeleine had been abducted and smuggled over the border.


Private
investigators in Spain also handed the Metropolitan Police team 30
boxes of evidence with up to eight “important new leads”.


Kate and Gerry, both 43, published a book last year which they hope will boost funds to continue the probe.


aaron.tinney@dailystar.co.uk

How come the pictures never come out???? GRRRH

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Re: Daily Star reporting on the cost

Post  Guest on Fri 3 Feb - 9:12

As aaron.tinney has kindly supplied an EMail address, would it not be of value if each of us sends him a Summative Overview of all the incorrect assumptions built in to the report?

eg The Search (lack of); The fact that the leads are not "new" or "important" ; The total lack of evidence for Abduction - would be a start.

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Post  Panda on Fri 3 Feb - 9:19

The End Is Nigh wrote:As aaron.tinney has kindly supplied an EMail address, would it not be of value if each of us sends him a Summative Overview of all the incorrect assumptions built in to the report?

eg The Search (lack of); The fact that the leads are not "new" or "important" ; The total lack of evidence for Abduction - would be a start.

Good Idea TEIN Why don"t you compose it and we all add our signatures. The Express hasn"t commented but since the Daily Star has, maybe Desmond
is starting an anti McCann campaign.

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Post  Guest on Fri 3 Feb - 9:32

Best done on an individual basis, otherwise it looks like a campaign by nutters.

Also, each of us whilst sharing a common concern has differing opinions on various aspects, so a "cloned" response would not be representative and would carry little weight.


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Post  Panda on Fri 3 Feb - 9:43

The End Is Nigh wrote:Best done on an individual basis, otherwise it looks like a campaign by nutters.

Also, each of us whilst sharing a common concern has differing opinions on various aspects, so a "cloned" response would not be representative and would carry little weight.


Sorry TEIN it would have no more effect than the comments sky received when they wrote Articles about the McCanns. If everyone here signed the
petition which so far has over 900 signatures of the 2000 required, something might be done. Apart from Members signing, they could send the link on
to friends and relatives like I did.

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Post  Guest on Fri 3 Feb - 9:54

Each to their own approach ............... The main thing is to keep plugging away by whatever valid means to keep the issue on the table.

I'm a great believer in individual lobbying rather than petitions: The latter are often based on a very restricted premise.

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