Monday, September 6, 2010
Police spent more than £500,000 By Mirror.co.uk 13/02/2009
British police spent more than half a million pounds assisting the Portuguese investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, it was revealed today.
Leicestershire Police’s part in the search for the missing little girl cost £548,477 in 2007-08, the force said.
The Policia Judiciaria – Portugal’s CID – led the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance from the Algarve village of Praia da Luz on May 3 2007.
Leicestershire Police became involved in the case as the home force of the child’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann.
After a lengthy delay Leicestershire Police responded today to a Freedom of Information request for information about its role in the case.
It said: “The total additional expenditure incurred for 07-08 was £548,477 and Leicestershire Constabulary received a Home Office grant of £525,069.”
The force refused to provide a breakdown of where the money was spent because this would reveal “operational, investigative and law enforcement techniques.
The significance of this...
Not only were the gullibe British public paying into the fund , they were also being taxed for the privilege.
For the McCanns and their followers, this was a bad news day and must not become headline news.
A sighting? No, the public were used to them… it had to be something spectacular…
PR Guru Clarence Mitchell , pulled out all the stops and came up with the most ludicrous idea he has ever had , even managing to tell the press with a straight face of this new important break through in the search for Madeleine . Along side him the McCanns top man Dave Edgar. Dave sat there with sweat pouring down his face as Mitchell began this latest speal.
Dave, finding it hard to swallow as the spineless British press hung on to Mitchells every word.
Followed was a week-end , 48 hour coverage, in every single Sunday newspaper and the weeks to follow…for the search of a look alike…… Victoria Beckham.
And the most ridiculous story about the search for ‘Our Maddie’ was born.
The words this woman had spoken were vital to the investigation said Mitchell, he could not possibly tell us what they were…
Only to tell us days later Victorias words…”Have you got my daughter”.
Any Detective worth his salt , would know a woman, in Barcelona ,at 2 am in the morning .
…….walking the streets…is either, very foolish , a prostitute… or a drug addict looking to score.
Barcelona, is rife with prostitues and drug addicts, muggers and any other night life of the criminal nature. It is not safe.
……. ‘Have you got my daughter?’..damning words said Mitchell and yes she surely means Madeleine.. who else could it be ?
Daughter is also rhyming slang for quarter.
A woman alone at 2am searching the streets to score…..is more probable, than a woman waiting to pick up Madeleine Mccann
Mitchell decided to add a bit of glamour .
Rhonda Wyllie, one of the richest women in Australia and also known to Rupert Murdoch, was dragged into the story, she is now more famous for being involved in the McCann case than for her lavish lifestyle or her very generous donations to charity and cancer research.
The whole story a fairy tale, but it achieved its goal.
Everyone had forgotten about the previous Mondays news and the amount of money this investigation had cost the tax payer.
Every single reporter who has penned his name to any newspaper article should hang his or her head in shame.
Skys Crime reporter Martin Brunt.
The Daily Mails ,Vanessa Allen
The Suns, Antonella Lazzeri, who when one writes to her questioning her ethics when reporting on the McCanns, returns abusive e.mails with language I would not like to repeat .
We then have the biggest disgrace of all….The BBC’s reporter Mike O'Sullivan, who due to his ignorance of the Portuguese language , accused Dr.Goncalo Amaralo of using an abusive term when asked a question about the McCanns.
Mike O'Sullivan was wrong and the BBC were wrong in not checking with someone who understand the language before going to air.
To name them all, well whose got that kind of time.?…so,..last but not least the Daily Mail’s David Jones who went to PDL and reported back his supicions of the McCanns and how their story did not seem to make sense.
Shame on you David Jones for selling your soul.
Newspapers are not about printing the truth, they are about who can sell the most copies .
Clarence Mitchell is paid to lie for his living, that is his job.
Madeleine and what she may have gone through, a frightened little girl who may have met her death in a brutal way or a simple domestic accident., not one journalist has any interest in finding out the truth.
Instead of thinking of the McCanns ,why do you not for once think about Madeleine and start asking what really happened to her.
Posted by SteelMagnolia at 10:04 AM