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Post  cherry1 on Sun 2 Apr - 10:30

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3235219/former-top-cop-who-spent-three-years-searching-for-madeleine-mccann-says-he-wants-to-come-back-on-board-hunt/
'I BELIEVE MADDIE IS ALIVE' Former top cop who spent three years searching for Madeleine McCann says he wants to ‘come back on board’ hunt


Ex detective Dave Edgar believes the three-year-old was snatched by a child-sex gang and insists her parents had nothing to do with her disappearance
By Tracey Kandohla


2nd April 2017, 9:10 am
Updated: 2nd April 2017, 10:15 am

A FORMER top cop who spent three years searching for Madeleine McCann has offered to “come back on board” the hunt if needed by her parents.

Retired Detective Dave Edgar, giving renewed hope to Kate and Gerry, said today: “They have no intention of ever giving up looking for their daughter. I believe Madeleine is still alive and the case can be solved. I would strongly consider coming back to help as a private investigator if required. In fact I would be happy to come back on board.”
Mr Edgar, 60, says the controversial £13 million Home Office funding given to Scotland Yard during their six-year investigation is “not nearly enough for a crime of this complexity and scale.” He added: “It sounds a lot but it’s not!”

When the Met Police finally shelves its inquiry, rumoured to be this autumn, and if Maddie is still missing her parents have vowed to continue paying for private eyes.

Mr Edgar believes the three-year-old was snatched by a child-sex gang and insists her parents had nothing to do with her disappearance.

He spoke to The Sun Online shortly before the body of a girl of six who vanished from her bedroom in eerie echoes of Maddie’s disappearance was discovered in America yesterday.

Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz during a night in May 2007 while her parents were dining in a nearby tapas bar with pals. Her horrified mum discovered her missing as she made a regular check on her left-alone daughter and younger twins.

Isabel Celis was last seen being put into bed in Tuscon, Arizona, in April 2012. When her dad went to check on her in the morning, he discovered she had gone. Police revealed this weekend that human remains found in a remote area that matched Isabelle’s DNA.

Ex GP Kate, 49, and heart doctor Gerry, 48, of Rothley, Leics, are clinging onto a glimmer of hope that Maddie – who would now be aged 13 – could still be alive. They are bracing themselves for the painful milestone 10th anniversary of her disappearance in just over a month.

Mr Edgar, speaking for the first time about the case since stepping down when the police inquiry codenamed Operation Grange took over in May 2011, said: “Someone knows what happened and it’s time they came forward.”

He thinks Maddie’s kidnapper or his accomplices will have secretly confessed to the appalling crime to a close friend or relative.
Echoing Kate’s previous plea to her daughter’s abductor, he urged: “If anyone confided in you, now is the time to come forward.”

But he doesn’t believe the lure of a reward will tempt anyone to tell, saying: “It’s not going to be solved by money. A fair amount was on offer in the past, and whoever is responsible for taking Madeleine or any of their friends are clearly not motivated by cash.

“These are the type of people who would sink their grandmother for money. But their conscience after all this time may be the key.”
Mr Edgar was hired by the McCanns as a private investigator in 2008 co-leading a small team and funded from the Maddie pot made up of public donations and celebrity handouts.

He told how it was much harder trying to crack the case as an investigator than a detective.

He said: “My hands were tied to a great extent and I could only do so much. I had no access to intelligence to do even simple checks and could never go outside the law. I can’t help Kate and Gerry now because Scotland Yard don’t want me trampling on their path. But when their operation is finally wound down and if I’m ever needed in my role as an investigator it would go back to square one. It would be a cold case and I couldn’t just pick up from where the police had left off.”

Mr Edgar revealed that the Yard, who he lost regular contact with 18 months ago, had "some very good lines of inquiry to follow."

The ex detective, who has had more than 30 years experience with Cheshire Police and the Royal Ulster Constabulary, added: “I firmly believe this case will be solved eventually - it is not beyond the realms of possibility.

“Every few months you hear of cases of missing people around the world that are solved. Children are taken as infants and years later are found alive.”

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Post  jeanmonroe on Sun 2 Apr - 12:46

Former top cop who spent three years searching for Madeleine McCann says he wants to ‘come back on board’ hunt
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Of course he DOES!

"Mr Edgar was hired by the McCanns as a private investigator in 2008 co-leading a small team and funded from the Maddie pot made up of public donations and celebrity handouts."

He 'knows' there is a £500,000 secret 'investment' FUND, 'moved' from the 'Maddie POT'...............'somewhere'!

He wants his 'lick of THAT particular lolly', doesn't he?
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Post  cherry1 on Sun 2 Apr - 14:01

Exactly, wanting more money to do what exactly.

NO cop would ignore dogs findings - what do people have on him!
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Post  interested on Sun 2 Apr - 17:04

He speaks of 13 pound "not nearly enough for a crime of this complexity and scale" and "it sounds a lot but it's not". Try telling that to the taxpayers who are funding OG.

On the subject of people "who would sink their grandmother for money", he appears to have sympathy for the parents of Madeleine who continue to profit by disrespecting her memory with their abduction scam.
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