The new Madeleine McCann Re-Investigation: Jim Gamble doesn’t bring clean hands to it

Article by The Madeleine Foundation, Sunday 11 April 2010

Today’s News of the World brings news of a possible lengthy re-investigation by a British police force into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. That should be good news, and will no doubt be greeted with enthusiasm in many quarters. After all, most of us want very much to know what really happened to Madeleine McCann.

Objections to the role of Jim Gamble, Chief Executive of CEOP

The task of assessing whether there should be a re-investigation into the case of missing Madeleine McCann was given by Home Secretary Alan Johnson to Mr Jim Gamble, the current head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, CEOP. The decision appears to have been made a few weeks ago.

On the face of it, that seems a good and proper choice. After all, many people believe the McCanns’ account that Madeleine was abducted. And, if she was, who better to carry out an evaluation of whether there should be any re-investigation but the very agency set up a few years ago to combat child trafficking and abductions, to prosecute those responsible, and to lead hunts for missing children? And Jim Gamble heads up that very organisation: CEOP.

So what is the problem with him?

Well, there’s a very obvious problem for those, like us, that have been studying the Madeleine McCann investigation - but because all the details about that investigation have not been made public in the British press, most people will be unaware of the problem caused by Mr Gamble having been chosen to carry out this recent evaluation.

The problem is that Jim Gamble’s men were very much involved in the crucial early stages of the Madeleine McCann investigation. They helped to engineer the framing of Robert Murat. And here’s how they did it.

Read the rest of this article here: The new Madeleine McCann Re-Investigation: Jim Gamble doesn’t bring clean hands to it
Related: Madeleine Foundation article: Did Raymond Hewlett (now dead) have anything to do with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?
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