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Madeleine McCann: What We Paid The Police And Fraud

by | 14th, February 2009

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

Can you put a price on a missing child? Yes.

LIVERPOOL ECHO: Police spent £500k on Madeleine McCann case

BRITISH police spent more than half a million pounds assisting the Portuguese investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. Leicestershire police’s part in the search for the missing little girl cost £548,477 in 2007-08, the force said.

Is the amount of money important?

But it was reimbursed for most of this amount thanks to a home office grant of £525,069.

A child went missing in a foreign country and the British taxpayer paid… How come?

DAILY RECORD: “Teenagers pocketed Madeleine McCann collection cash”

TWO teenagers who carried out a door-to-door collection for missing Madeleine McCann pocketed the cash.

Gareth Trainer, 19, and Dale Armstrong, 16, managed to get hold of just £4 before police were called in.

Not much money. Not much money at all.

Good job, then, that crime is not means tested – that the taxpayer pays into the big pot and the police decide how best the money spent.

Would you give money to the Maddy Fund now?

Are the police still looking?


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