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Post  cherry1 on Tue 22 Aug - 0:50

http://news.sky.com/story/hunt-for-madeleine-mccann-needs-more-cash-to-continue-10999676

Hunt for Madeleine McCann needs more cash to continue

Earlier this year Scotland Yard said detectives were still following a critical lead 10 years after Madeleine disappeared.

Monday 21 August 2017

By Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent

Scotland Yard is to ask for more money to continue its six-year investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.





Detectives are struggling to resolve a final lead, which, if it fizzled out, could have brought the £11m Government-funded investigation to an end next month.

I understand that the Home Office is willing to carry on paying for the last bit of work to be completed.

A source said: "We will be asking for more money because we need to complete the work we are doing. It is complicated and not as straightforward as we had hoped, but it is worth doing."

Madeleine was nearly four years old when she vanished without trace from her family's rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.

The Portuguese police closed their investigation 15 months later, after finding nothing to explain her disappearance.

In 2011, after an appeal from her parents Kate and Gerry McCann, the then Prime Minister David Cameron asked Scotland Yard to investigate with special Home Office funding.

Sixteen months ago then Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said his squad - reduced in 2015 from 30 to three staff - was expecting to close a final investigative lead within months.

"That line of inquiry probably at the moment is the conclusion of this inquiry," he said.

In April this year, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said detectives were still following a critical lead.

"We have a significant line of inquiry which is worth pursuing and because it's worth pursuing it could provide an answer - but until we've gone through it I won't know whether we are going to get there or not."




Police will give no details of the lead - nor why it is proving so difficult to resolve. But they want more time to pursue it.

There has been speculation that it involves a hunt for a suspect or a key witness, but none of that has been confirmed.

Retired Metropolitan Police detective Peter Kirkham said: "Media interest and the political drive for it to be done in the first place will add to a reluctance to stop the investigation until they are absolutely sure they have done everything they can.

"If a line of inquiry has any signs of life in it whatsoever, they will be saying 'this is here and we can do it but we'll need this amount to do it and if you don't wish to pay for it that is your decision'."

A spokesman for Madeleine's family told Sky News: "The McCanns will be pleased. The fact that the police feel there is still work to be done which needs funding is very encouraging.

"They remain grateful to all the officers involved in the investigation."
Scotland Yard said: "Funding is in place until the end of September. Any details about future funding will be released when appropriate."

The Home Office confirmed that funding for Operation Grange had been provided until the end of next month.

"The level of funding provided is a reflection of the wide-ranging and complex nature of the investigation which the police have deemed necessary to undertake," a spokesperson said.

They added that they have not received a new funding request from Scotland Yard but that "any future request will be considered carefully".


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Re: Hunt For Madeleine Needs More Cash to Continue

Post  cherry1 on Tue 22 Aug - 0:51

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4293522/madeleine-mccann-police-need-more-money-portugal-investigation-lead/?fref=gc
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Post  interested on Tue 22 Aug - 1:03

cherry1 wrote:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4293522/madeleine-mccann-police-need-more-money-portugal-investigation-lead/?fref=gc

"The McCanns will be pleased" - of course they will.

I hope the Sun will allow comments (none so far) they can expect an earful if they do.
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Post  malena stool on Tue 22 Aug - 10:07

interested wrote:
cherry1 wrote:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4293522/madeleine-mccann-police-need-more-money-portugal-investigation-lead/?fref=gc

"The McCanns will be pleased" - of course they will.

I hope the Sun will allow comments (none so far) they can expect an earful if they do.  

Thanks cherry, interested.

But there is no more cash available... The cupboard is bare....

The Yorkshire police investigating the disappearance of Ben Needham, (who vanished in 1991) reportedly received £700.000 in 2015 which averaged out at about £29.000 per year to date, but only after the family threatened to sue the Home Office in 2014.
UK police numbers are being reduced to dangerous levels..
Domestic crime levels are soaring despite new CPS methods of classifying and reporting crimes...
Pensions are worthless.
Wages remain at pre 2008 levels.
The NHS is cash strapped for urgent treatments and staff wages.
Ambulances are becoming hospital beds and/or hearses...
Our armed forces are whittled to the bone....

May said it herself.. "There is no more cash."
We'll just have to wait and see....
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Post  Badboy on Tue 22 Aug - 11:46

will this VEVER EVER END,WILL THIS CARRY ON UNTIL END OF ZE WORLD?
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Post  fred on Tue 22 Aug - 12:43

How can you have a critical lead 10 years on? Unless of course they are waiting for the person to die perhaps?
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Post  Keela on Tue 22 Aug - 14:04

Apparently they have been given the cash. Hope they spend it wisely!!!!
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Post  mollydog on Tue 22 Aug - 15:19

REALY cant believe this rubbish-is this just to keep parents out of jail ? !!
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Post  fred on Tue 22 Aug - 15:22

Keela wrote:Apparently they have been given the cash. Hope they spend it wisely!!!!

What like in 5 star hotel in Vale de Lobo like when they came over last time? Our elite police force couldn't possibly slum it.
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Post  interested on Tue 22 Aug - 16:27

mollydog wrote:REALY cant believe this rubbish-is this just to keep parents out of jail ? !!


It really does seem like that doesn't it. It's no wonder the McCanns are "pleased" and the Sun is not accepting comments from the fed up public.

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Post  ann_chovey on Tue 22 Aug - 16:51

Daily Mail......comments there

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4811614/Police-hunting-Madeleine-McCann-ask-money.html
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Post  interested on Tue 22 Aug - 17:48

ann_chovey wrote:Daily Mail......comments there

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4811614/Police-hunting-Madeleine-McCann-ask-money.html

My comment did not clear moderation.

As an aside, has anyone heard whether the McCanns ever made good on their debt to Mr. Amaral. The press never get tired of speaking of the 500,000 of the McCanns' "own money" which has been ploughed into the search, but I haven't heard that they paid their debt. Have they sold their home yet - no, I didn't think so.
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Post  Keela on Wed 23 Aug - 12:39

interested wrote:
ann_chovey wrote:Daily Mail......comments there

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4811614/Police-hunting-Madeleine-McCann-ask-money.html

My  comment did not clear moderation.

As an aside, has anyone heard whether the McCanns ever made good on their debt to Mr. Amaral.  The press never get tired of speaking of the 500,000 of the McCanns' "own money" which has been ploughed into the search, but I haven't heard that they paid their debt.  Have they sold their home yet - no, I didn't think so.


Did they just have a spare half a million laying around??
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Post  Badboy on Fri 25 Aug - 14:25

I READ ABOUT THIS IN THE TIMES YESTERDAY,FORGOTTEN WHAT THEY SAID NUMBER 150 I THINK WAS MENTIONED POSSIBLY OTHER DISAPPEARED CHILDREN.
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