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Madeleine McCann: Investigating The Detectives’ Failings

7677076MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Private detectives fail, Private detectives do PI and PR and the Madeleine McCann Foundation is famous…

Daily Mail: “So why did Madeleine McCann detectives ask so few questions after major breakthrough?”

Dunno. Why?

Private detectives leading the hunt for Madeleine McCann faced questions last night after a Mail on Sunday investigation revealed apparent shortcomings in chasing a ‘strong lead’. The detectives failed to make even rudimentary inquiries before announcing a ‘significant’ development in the worldwide search for the six-year-old.

Watching the detectives… Following the news that “Victoria Beckham” possibly abducted Madeleine McCann, it occurs to the Mail that the private investigators may be clutching at dried grasses:

The Mail on Sunday, however, has established that members of Mr Edgar’s team who had visited Barcelona:

Failed to speak to anyone working at the seafood restaurant near where the agitated woman was seen at 2am.
Failed to ask the port authority about movement of boats around the time Madeleine disappeared.
Failed to ask if the mystery woman had been filmed on CCTV.
Knew nothing about the arrival of an Australian luxury yacht just after Madeleine vanished until told by British journalists, who gave them the captain’s mobile phone number.
Failed to interview anyone at a nearby dockside bar where, according to Mr Edgar, the mystery woman was later seen drinking.
Failed to ask British diplomats in Spain for advice before or during the visit.

* Succeeded in getting the missing child back in the news and kickstarting the belated Third Summer of Our Maddie. They say PI. Some say PR.

Last night Mr Edgar said: ‘We are not above criticism and I take responsibility for any shortcomings. If somebody has not done what they should have done, that’s my job to deal with that.’

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Posted: 16th, August 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (34) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0