Prime Minister's office removes 96 signatures from petition into review of British Police in Maddie case


By Tony Bennett

There has been a sensational development on the Prime Minister's website during the past few minutes regarding Elizabeth Woolnough's petition calling on the Prime Minister to order a review of the actions of the British police in the Madeleine McCann case.

A total of 96 signatures have just been erased, reducing the numbers of signatures from 512 to 416.


Madeleine petition - 96 signatures removed, now down to 416

By Tony Bennett

If you support this petition, please forward it to your relatives and friends.


A lady called Elizabeth Wooolnough has started a petition, on the Prime Minister's website calling on Gordon Brown to hold an inquiry, or review, into the conduct of Leicestershire Police in relation to their part in the investigation into Madeleine McCann's 'disappearance'.

There is much evidence, sadly, that Madeleine died in her parents' holiday apartment in Portugal, and that her body was hidden or disposed of by her parents. The senior detective who arrested the McCanns, Goncalo Amaral, claims he was removed from the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance due to direct interference from the British government, raising deep suspicions about the role of Leicestershire Police. Some of the many concerns about Leicestershire Police's role are listed below.

Today (9 July) the petition has 484 signatures. If we get 500 or more before 30 July, Gordon Brown will be forced to reply in writing to the petitioners' demand.

Please support it. It's easy to do so. Just click on this link:


You can give your own name, or a nickname if you prefer. You need to give an address and your e-mail but these are of course not published. It takes just 2 minutes. Once you've signed, 10 Downing Street will send you an e-mail with a link. Click on that link, and your name will be added to the petition.

If you are able to support the petition, many thanks in advance.

Tony Bennett

1. The continued promotion of the McCanns' fund-raising website on the Leicestershire Police website - as far as I know the ONLY case in world history where a police force has allowed a potential suspect to raise money to undermine the official police investigation

2. The failure to forward the important statement of the two Doctors Gaspar, which suggested a possible paedophile interest by both Dr David Payne and Dr Gerald McCann, to the Portuguese Police - for 6 months

3. The remarkably gentle and friendly way Stuart Prior and his colleagues dealt with the 'Tapas 9' before the rogatory interviews. The McCanns and their friends referred to him in e-mails as 'Stu'. The over-familiar use by the Police of first names when e-mailing or writing to the McCanns and the other members of the 'Tapas 9' was unusual. to say the least

4. Given the number of contradictions and changes in story of the McCanns and their 'Tapas 9' friends during their various rogatory interviews, why were no follow-up interviews arranged?

5. Why did it takes so long to arrange the rogatory interviews?

6. What was the purpose and what was the outcome of the 'Meeting of Superintendents' which Detective Superintendent Stuart Prior said was held on 20 September 2007 by Leicestershire Police?

7. Why the Police and or the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre appear to have given the McCanns internal and confidential books of investigation procedures

8. Whether there have been discussions between government ministers, top civil servants and officers of Leicestershire Police and if so what those discussions were about

9. Whether a report was ever put to the Crown Prosecution Service as to whether the McCanns should have been charged in the U.K. with the offence of child neglect

10. Why the Leicestershire Police Officers based in Praia da Luz left for England at the same time as the McCanns (i.e. 9 September 2007)?

11. Why the Leicestershire Police Freedom of Information Section took so long to answer reasonable FOI requests from members of the public and why their responses to some enquiries were often terse and even rude

"What really happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons which suggest she was not abducted", (60pp) available £3 direct from me or £4 via PayPal on this Madeleine Foundation link: http://madeleinefoundation.org/main/our-book/
Tel: 01279 635789 or Mobile 07835 716537