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Maddie: The 10 million pound search - Daily Mirror

Post  interested on Sun 12 Oct - 23:12

Just saw the front page of Monday's Mirror "Maddie:  The 10 million pound search"  "Costs revealed as cops launch latest probe".

I can't find it online as of now but it could be very interesting.

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Post  jeanmonroe on Mon 13 Oct - 0:13

Cost of British Police search tops £10 Million
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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hunt-missing-madeleine-mccann-cost-4428360

Scotland Yard's review of the youngster's disappearance will be more than double the £5million it was expected to cost


Hunt: Madeleine McCann
The cost of the British police search for Madeleine McCann will top £10million as a new drive for the truth gives fresh hope to her parents.

Scotland Yard’s review of the youngster’s disappearance seven years ago will cost more than double the original £5million that was ­estimated by the Home Office.

But the Home Office last night defended the rising cost and said: “The Government believes it is right that it does all it can to support the search for Madeleine McCann.

“The Home Office will continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police to review and control the costs appropriately and to ensure that the investigation has the resources it requires.”

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Missing: Madeleine McCann

It comes as a top Portuguese ­prosecutor takes over solving the mystery of Madeleine’s disappearance from her holiday apartment.

Ines Sequeira is said to be ‘‘utterly determined’’ to solve the case.

And Metropolitan Police officers are also planning to return to the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz to ‘‘re-interview’’ three suspects in their push to find the kidnappers. They have sent a sent a fifth letter to Portuguese officers requesting access to the investigation, which has thrown up seven suspects.

Scotland Yard has handed the Home Office a bill for £7,332,389 since 2011 when the force was called in by David Cameron.

Figures show police received a special grant payment of £1.9million in 2011/2012, £2.8million in 2012/2013 and £2.6million in 2013/2014.

The amounts were revealed following a Freedom of Information request. It showed the bill for 2014/2015 is expected to be “broadly in line with previous years”. That will take the total to above £10million.



Thirty murder squad detectives are continuing the hunt in Portugal.

Expensive specialist forensic units have carried out excavations around Praia da Luz from where Madeleine went missing in 2007, aged three.

Scotland Yard refused to comment about payments to Portuguese police for the search.

A Met spokesman said: “We are not prepared to give a running commentary on the search.”

Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry from Rothley, Leics, have been assured the search will go on for the “foreseeable future”.

A spokesman for the family said: “Madeleine’s parents remain extremely grateful for the work carried out by officers from ­Operation Grange in the continued search for their daughter.”



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Post  interested on Mon 13 Oct - 0:35

Thanks to "jeanmonroe" for posting the entire article.

"Thirty murder squad detectives are continuing the hunt in Portugal" really jumped out at me.  I don't recall the detectives described as being part of the "murder squad" previously...or maybe I just missed that before.  Some times it's hard to keep up, so much is being regurgitated in the press....I guess it sells papers.

The average British taxpayer must be livid at the cost of this "review" particularly when so many contributed generously to the Fund.

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Post  Guest on Mon 13 Oct - 8:41

That is the whole point - to stir up the public into a big outcry to get the investigation shut down. The Mirror has been Mitchell's organ of choice from day one.

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Post  almostgothic on Mon 13 Oct - 9:08

interested wrote:
The average British taxpayer must be livid at the cost of this "review" particularly when so many contributed generously to the Fund.

And right there, interested, you have just highlighted the WHOLE POINT of this latest Gimp Mirror piece.
That is EXACTLY the reaction they are hoping for.
That is, if all other dirty tricks fail, get the Brits to concentrate on the contents of their wallets and their tax bills.

I've lived a long time and I know that far more hare-brained projects have extracted far bigger amounts of taxpayers' money than Op Grange.
And I know I'm in an unpopular minority, but I'm not prepared to scream 'whitewash!' until it is proven beyond all doubt that it is a whitewash. If that day comes, you'll see me let rip like never before.

I will guarantee that if Op Grange is ever abandoned purely on grounds of money, those now complaining about the cost will be the first to protest.
The quirky ways of human nature - they're damned if they spend and they'll be damned if they don't.
Right now, I think it's wise to be careful what we wish for.

PS - Iris, I have just seen your post as I was typing mine. You are spot on.

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