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Madeleine McCann: Government response to petition for Leicester police review

Posted on 'McCann Exposure' website

Monday 19 October 2009

Britpolicereview – epetition response
We received a petition asking:

“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to order a review into the role of British police in relation to the Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.”

Details of Petition:

“Almost two years after Madeleine McCann vanished, there has been no trace of her and no-one has yet been brought to justice, even though it is certain that at least one very serious criminal offence has been committed. We ask the Prime Minister to order a review into the role played by British police in this investigation, with a view to establishing the best way to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.”

Read the Government’s response

Thank you for your e-petition entitled ”Order a review into the role of British police in relation to the Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.”

Madeleine McCann went missing in Praia de Luz, Portugal, on 3 May 2007. As Madeleine went missing in Portugal, the investigation is being led by the Portuguese authorities, who retain primacy in the investigation.

The British police involvement in the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, led by Leicestershire Constabulary, continues. The Police have put considerable effort into the investigation and any new lines of enquiry will be investigated and communicated to the Portuguese authorities.

Information received in the UK that can be investigated in the UK is investigated by the Leicestershire Major Crime Team and evidence forwarded to the Portuguese in accordance with normal international protocols. Any information received in the UK that needs to be investigated abroad is forwarded to the Portuguese so that they can assess the information and either conduct inquiries in Portugal or direct other international inquiries through Interpol. Any requests for further investigation in the UK by the Portuguese will be expedited and evidence provided to them in accordance with normal international protocols.

The Government does not believe that a review into the role of British police in relation to the Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann would serve a useful purpose.

We continue to hope that Madeleine will be found safe and well.
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Author’s note from McCann Exposure website -

"Ah yes Leicester constab, the ones who have a direct link to the Find Madeleine website on their website. The ones who delayed sending potentially vital information concerning possible paedophilic related activities of Drs’ David Payne and Gerald McCann. Leics constab, the ones who allowed the tapas7 to re-read not only their own previous statements but those of others too, this just prior to being reinterviewed.

Funny that Leics Constab claim that they are “one of a number of UK law enforcement agencies who are supporting the Portuguese authorities with their investigation.”

The Government does not believe that a review into the role of British police in relation to the Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann would serve a useful purpose.

Ha, is this the reason why guverment" -




Comment:

Dr Martin Roberts
19 October 2009

"...any new lines of enquiry will be investigated and communicated to the Portuguese authorities."

- Investigation and communication in respect of some of the old lines would be a benefit, don't you think?

"Any requests for further investigation in the UK by the Portuguese will be expedited and evidence provided to them in accordance with normal international protocols."

- Perhaps someone should suggest to the Portuguese authorities who are "leading the investigation and who retain primacy" that they re-submit requests for bank details and medical records. They might get somewhere now.

"The Government does not believe that a review into the role of British police in relation to the Portuguese inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann would serve a useful purpose."

- Useful government purpose that is.
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