Anorak | Madeleine McCann: The Met’s TV Show, A Backlash And Privacy

Madeleine McCann: The Met’s TV Show, A Backlash And Privacy

by | 16th, May 2011

MADLEIENE McCann: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Our Madie in the news: A Wembley show, the MET’s TV show and a backlash…


Jenny Jones hit out at David Cameron’s decision to involve the Metropolitan Police and said the move would deny justice to other victims of crime while tying up police resources. A member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Ms Jones has vowed to do everything in her power to stop the inquiry. Her comments echo disquiet expressed by fellow MPA member, Labour peer Toby Harris, who accused the Prime Minister of undermining the operational independence of the police.

Ms Jones said the McCanns were being given preferential treatment. “The police should not take this case up in this way,” she said. “It is ludicrous. This could take years and will cost millions. It is very unusual for police to step in like this and it is not an appropriate use of police resources.” Ms Jones, who is also a member of the London Assembly, said: “The Government is closing down the Forensic Science Service because there are not enough funds. This is a crucial part of police work.

“Although it is tragic and I feel for the McCanns, how can the Prime Minister justify spending millions of pounds on one case?”

Melanie Phillips :

Of course, the McCanns deserve tremendous sympathy over their appalling plight. And people may well admire the focused, resolute manner in which they have managed to revive interest in their case and keep alive the hope of finding their missing child.

But that does not mean the Prime Minister should have responded to their campaign by asking British police to get involved.

Let’s hope the Met’s involvement does indeed produce a breakthrough in this distressing case. However, it is most likely that it will not.


NOTW : “Cops new e-fit of Maddie abductor”

THE face of Madeleine McCann’s abductor could finally be unmasked by hi-tech police profiling computers, we can reveal. A Metropolitan Police case review squad will be given access to key descriptions of potential suspects.

And they will use advanced software to produce a definitive e-fit.

It is hoped it will produce an image of a man seen lurking near the McCanns’ holiday flat in Portugal around the time Madeleine was snatched.

Who needs facts with reporting like that?

Sunday Mercury : “Waking The Dead style expert called in to crack case of Madeleine McCann”

BRITAIN’S top cold case cop is to lead the hunt for missing Midland girl Madeleine McCann.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood of the Metropolitan Police is the sleuth who inspired Waking The Dead TV detective Peter Boyd, played by actor Trevor Eve.

So much for those who cannot split reality from make believe. What about the hunt for the missing child?

Belfast Telegraph :

The face of Madeleine McCann was among more than 10,000 images held up at Wembley to raise awareness of the tens of thousands of children who go missing every year in the UK.

Our Maddie who went missing in Portugal is the benchmark for children who go missing in the UK. Any

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