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Madeleine McCann: Top officer pledges that hunt for missing girl will continue - Mirror

Post  interested on Fri 15 May - 0:28

Hogan Howe said "As long as there's a basis for doing the investigation we will continue." If I remember correctly he has used the "M" word. www.mirror.co.uk

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Post  chrissie on Fri 15 May - 9:47

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-top-officer-pledges-5699591

Madeleine McCann: Top officer pledges that hunt for missing girl will continue apace

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Met Police Commissioner, reacted angrily to concerns raised by the Police Federation about the millions devoted to the case

The search for Madeleine McCann is “moving on a pace” and will not end until all avenues are exhausted, Britain’s top police officer said today.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, reacted angrily to concerns raised by the Police Federation about the millions of pounds of public money devoted to the case.

He said: “It’s not for them to decide which investigation we carry out, it’s my decision. This investigation is funded by the government and the only thing that will decide whether or not it continues are the chances of success in finding that girl.

"It’s really for me and not a [Police] Federation issue.”

Portuguese prosecutor Ines Sequeira said she was determined to crack the case when she took it over last October, bringing fresh hope to Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry.

Sir Bernard said of the investigation: “It’s moving on apace at the moment in terms of the relationship with the Portuguese and that is to be welcomed. As long as there’s a basis for doing the investigation we will continue.”

He said the Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Teresa May support the investigation.

Madeleine was just three when she went missing from her family’s Algarve holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3 2007 as Kate and Gerry, sat at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.

Portuguese police closed their investigation in 2008 but the Metropolitan Police launched their own inquiry, codenamed Operation Grange, three years later.

Sir Bernard was responding to concerns raised by John Tully, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, who said in March: “It’s time to re-focus on what we need to do to keep London safe.

"We no longer have the resources to conduct specialist inquiries all over the world which have nothing to do with London.

“The Met has long been seen as the last resort for investigations others have struggled with elsewhere. It is surprising to see an inquiry like the McCann investigation ring-fenced. I’ve heard a few rumblings of discontent about it from lots of sources."

He added: “When the force is facing a spike in murder investigations, it’s not surprising there is resentment of significant resources diverted to a case that has no apparent connection to London.”

Operation Grange has cost almost £8million. More than £100,000 has been spent on the transport of British authorities to and from Portugal. The money comes from a special Home Office fund.

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Post  frencheuropean on Fri 15 May - 13:39

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/442270/Madeleine-McCann-search

"Britain's top cop: The search for Maddie WILL go on
POLICE yesterday pledged the hunt for Madeleine McCann will continue, despite £800m cutbacks.

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Kate and Gerry McCann HOPE: Kate and Gerry McCann with poster of Madeleine [MERRY TIM]
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said the investigation would go on as long as there was a chance of success.

And he declared the £10m hunt for Madeleine “untouchable”.

The Met Police Federation has called for the probe, codenamed Operation Grange, to be scrapped so the 31-strong team of detectives working solely on it can be reassigned to other cases.

But Sir Bernard said: “This is not the Police Federation’s territory.

It’s not for them to decide which investigations we carry out. This investigation is being funded by the Government discreetly.

“Even if we were to stop investigating, the resources could not be allocated to something else.

“Even if we were to stop investigating, the resources could not be allocated to something else.”
Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
“The only thing dictating any decision to continue the investigation are our chances of success in finding this girl.

“That is the only thing driving it. That’s really a matter for me and not a federation issue.”

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, who controls Operation Grange, said the investigation was “moving at a pace at the moment”.

The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “The manning of Operation Grange is entirely a matter for the Metropolitan Police.

Kate and Gerry remain incredibly grateful to every single officer who is still actively working to find Madeleine.”




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Whoosh12 hours ago
I think that we all know what happened here. Don't we?
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geoffdavies10 hours ago
are comments allowed about the truth and what happened.no is answer or anyone maybe be sued if you say xomething they don,t agree with
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canny12 hours ago
with the money they won in that court case, I hope they put all that into it an then some more, after all if it wasn't for these 2 idiots going out an leaving their children alone they wouldn't have a missing child.
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buster4 hours ago
Sorry but anybody else and they would of been taken to court by social services for Child Neglect! Who in there right minds leaves a little girl on her own in an apartment, which they could not even see from their table!, while having dinner and drinking?
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golf036 hours ago
GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY
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cmdocker10 hours ago
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"
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stevhilsley5 hours ago
is there a photograph where she is never looking so down and pathetic me thinks they have something to hide as normal people would still be upset but would still get on in life they have other kids so get back to being normal ........ GUILTY? mmmmmm
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derekspring27 minutes ago
madeleine McCann,if you want to find her click on derek spring Coventry read 4 letters sent ,car number reg 47-HU-14 silver grey seat ibza taken in luz feb 2010 .video of girl I say is madeleine ,name of man I say took her ,also man fits 1A surpect long story
prove me wrong
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the oldman55 minutes ago
After all this time I still think the parents are telling the police all they know, had they been from a council estate etc they would more than likely have been prosecuted for child neglect and lost the other two I have no sympathy for the parents my sympathy lies with maddy
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Post  Keela on Fri 15 May - 15:18

How can he say that the hunt will go on. This means spending more money which can be ill-afforded. At a time when the police are being trimmed down, there is no money for overtime, forces are having to slash budgets. They can find the money to continue with this fairy story?

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Post  malena stool on Fri 15 May - 20:19

Keela wrote:How can he say that the hunt will go on. This means spending more money which can be ill-afforded. At a time when the police are being trimmed down, there is no money for overtime, forces are having to slash budgets. They can find the money to continue with this fairy story?

It's all part of the whitewash, Keela.....

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Post  fuzeta on Fri 15 May - 21:35

malena stool wrote:
Keela wrote:How can he say that the hunt will go on. This means spending more money which can be ill-afforded. At a time when the police are being trimmed down, there is no money for overtime, forces are having to slash budgets. They can find the money to continue with this fairy story?

It's all part of the whitewash, Keela.....

It certainly is malena. By now the British public must be sick to death of it. We have crime going on in our streets, which is getting worse all the time. Terrorists to deal with and watch every minute. Then we have this stupid investigation going on and on, when we already know where the guilt lies. Millions spent that could be used to protect the law abiding citizens of the UK. It is a complete farce and an expensive one. A situation that cannot go on and yet it does, endlessly. Shame on those people who are robbing taxpayers money. Do they feel any shame? Not a chance.

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Post  malena stool on Fri 15 May - 22:43

fuzeta wrote:
malena stool wrote:
Keela wrote:How can he say that the hunt will go on. This means spending more money which can be ill-afforded. At a time when the police are being trimmed down, there is no money for overtime, forces are having to slash budgets. They can find the money to continue with this fairy story?

It's all part of the whitewash, Keela.....

It certainly is malena.  By now the British public must be sick to death of it.  We have crime going on in our streets, which is getting worse all the time. Terrorists to deal with and watch every minute.   Then we have this stupid investigation going on and on, when we already know where the guilt lies.  Millions spent that could be used to protect  the law abiding citizens of the UK.  It is a complete farce and an expensive one.   A situation that cannot go on and yet it does, endlessly.   Shame on those people who are robbing taxpayers money.  Do they feel any shame? Not a chance.

Hi fuzeta,
People Those who would leave their three young children alone night after night in order to cosy up with their friends and fill their boots with free plonk and cheap food have no idea of feeling shame.... To feel shame one needs to possess a conscience.

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