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Madeleine McCann: The Bill, Durham Police And Gary Glitter Is Paedos’ ‘Our Maddie’

by | 1st, September 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann , Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR : “Maddy cops vetoed Brit help offer”

But British police have assisted in the McCann case. No?

Portuguese police turned down an offer to help find Madeleine McCann from Britain’s most senior murder investigator, it has emerged.


Durham Chief Constable John Stoddart wanted to send a team of elite detectives to Praia da Luz after she went missing in 2007. But Stoddart, chair of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Homicide Working Group, was “disappointed” when the Policia Judiciaria vetoed the idea.

Well, they did have their own men on the job. And what has Durham to do with the case?

He said: “I would like to have sent a team out there to provide some support to the investigation team. I’m disappointed that we couldn’t help out. I think we would have provided some expert advice and support.”

Durham, where all crimes are cleared up. Says the Home Office : Type of crime: “Missing Persons”. Performance: “Fair”. Not good. Not excellent. Fair.

Says the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell:

“It is not surprising. However, our own investigations continue and we are following up several leads.”

More on those to follow…

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