Anorak | Madeleine McCann detectives identify ‘potential suspects’ but won’t tell us how many or why

Madeleine McCann detectives identify ‘potential suspects’ but won’t tell us how many or why

by | 17th, May 2013

hamish_campbell MADELEINE McCann vanished six years ago. Another summer of sighting looms, all eagerly reported by newspapers looking for easy news in the shark-spotting season. The Evening Standard reports:

British police identify new leads in hunt for Madeleine McCann and urge Portuguese to act

Go on:

Scotland Yard has identified a number of potential suspects who may have abducted Madeleine McCann, the force’s top detective revealed today.

Can he be a little less vague?

Investigators carrying out a review of the case have drawn up a list of people who they say are “of interest” to the inquiry.

Can they name names? Hope so. Without names we have nothing to see. It;s just no-news news:

Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, the head of Scotland Yard’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said there were a “good number” of individuals who should be questioned.

Why? Who? And who is DCS Campbell? Well, he works on the Met’s Madeleine McCann Review Team.

Today he urged the Portuguese authorities to investigate the new leads identified by the British review.

But why tell the media? Surely Portugal, the is country’s oldest ally needs no prompting in the media?

DCS Campbell, speaking on the eve of his retirement from the Met, said: “There are a lot of people of interest. There are people who could be properly explored further, if only to be eliminated.”

Eliminate! Eliminate!

He refused to give numbers but said there was “more than a handful” of names of “people of interest”.

Why refuse facts?

…Today DCS Campbell said the 30-strong review squad had done a “fantastic” job in identifying “further investigative and forensic opportunities.”

Good. Progress.

He said it was “perfectly probable” that information which could identify the suspect responsible for Madeleine’s disappearance was already within the Portuguese files.


He added: “We have to ask ourselves why are cases unsolved and, on many occasions, we find we passed the suspects by already and the suspect sits within our system.”

Sure. But what specifically has

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