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Post  cherry1 on Sun 16 Sep - 23:40

Madeleine McCann investigation ending would be “disastrous”, says ex-Scotland Yard police chief

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Sutton says the hunt for Madeleine McCann must continue if detectives have credible leads

By
Martin Fricker,
22:21, 16 SEP 2018
Updated22:23, 16 SEP 2018
An ex-Scotland Yard police chief says the hunt for Madeleine McCann must continue if detectives have credible leads.

Colin Sutton said it would be “disastrous” if Operation Grange was shelved while there is still an ongoing investigation.

Funding for the search for Madeleine – who vanished, aged three, while the family were on holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 – is set to end next week.

Scotland Yard is in “dialogue regarding funding” but no request for extra cash has been made.

Mr Sutton, 57, is a former Met detective chief inspector who brought Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield to justice.

He said: “If the detectives feel there are leads that need investigating, then they should be given more money.

“To end the Operation Grange investigation while there is still work to be done would be disastrous. To say they are in ‘dialogue’ suggests they are still working on leads.”

Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, say they have no plans to give up the hunt for their daughter, who would now be 15.

The couple may use cash from the Madeleine’s Fund to hire new private investigators to keep the search going.

Nearly £12million has been spent on Operation Grange but no firm suspects have been identified.

More than 60 persons of interest have been investigated and 650 sex offenders considered possible suspects

There have been nearly 9,000 reported sightings of Madeleine since 2007.

The Scotland Yard inquiry was set up in 2011, three years after Portuguese police ended their probe.

The Home Office gave the Met £154,000 in March to extend their work for six months.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-investigation-ending-would-13256126

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Post  cherry1 on Sun 16 Sep - 23:43

Colin Sutton on twitter is not happy

https://mobile.twitter.com/colinsutton/status/1041444656368762880

Colin Sutton

@colinsutton


This doesn’t represent my view at all - & is nothing like the short phone call I had with the journalist. Something I shall not be doing again. For clarity, as I told him, I believe that unless Grange is looking at lines of enquiry which it has so far ignored it should end
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Post  cherry1 on Mon 17 Sep - 0:05

looks like the Mirror article has now gone!
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Post  malena stool on Mon 17 Sep - 9:22

Thanks cherry.
We all know that both the Portuguese police and the Met have had other avenues of investigation available to them since day one which were, 'off limits' to them because of interference from a higher authority.

Madeleine's disappearance will remain unsolved for the foreseeable future while the 'D Notice' (or its modern day equivalent) placed on it by Brown is lifted.

This charade should be discontinued now and the Met officers and their funding put to the use of making our streets and communities safe as they were meant to be.
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Post  interested on Mon 17 Sep - 15:27

This has never been a proper investigation; I can't understand why the parents and friends were never to be looked at as possible suspects.
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Post  interested on Mon 17 Sep - 15:27

This has never been a proper investigation; I can't understand why the parents and friends were never to be looked at as possible suspects.
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Post  malena stool on Mon 17 Sep - 18:46

interested wrote:This has never been a proper investigation; I can't understand why the parents and friends were never to be looked at as possible suspects.

Politics and cover up springs to mind, interested... But I doubt we shall ever know..
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