Sunday, 28 March 2010

Review By Uk Police. Nonsense Or The Thin End of Of a Proposed Whitewash?

Home Office launches secret review into Madeleine McCann's disappearance.
(Story at bottom of post)

This story has to be spin, it's just too ridiculous for words. By what authority does any UK police force have in reviewing a case for which they have no jurisdiction and no legal footing?

Open a new murder investigation yes, drag 'em in and sit 'em under a bright light and get on with it yes, but don't give me bullshit about reviews. There again who would any of us trust to head up an inquiry where these two are concerned?

Interesting though, to see the names that are being bandied about, Jim, I'm such a bent fuck, Gamble, recommends West Yorkshire, we're more bent than Jim Gamble, Police Force.
What the fuck it has to do with Jim Gamble I don't know, other than trying to pervert justice on behalf of his best mucker Gerry McCann that is.

Jim Gamble, outside his remit, bent as fuck, and shamelessly transparent with it.

I'm not going to write an awful lot more, it's getting on a bit and I have been at for long enough, although I may expand this thing tomorrow, my comments for now will be minimal.

Just a quick reminder then of where Gamble stands, the rest is in the graphics.


A little look back on Jimmy's mates, the twats of the West Yorkshire Constabulary.

I have no words for this tonight.

The bottom one I found with this article, Liverpool Times. Down

Miscarriages of Justice, overview.       Down, see Peter Sutcliffe link.

Lesley Molseed - Stefan Kiszko. This is a big read and there is stuff about Raymond Hewlett to be found here. I don't know the site and I have only had the time for a quick breeze through it, so I cannot vouch for the content. (The Peter Sutcliffe material looked like it might be contentious.) Lesley Molseed

Stefan Kiszko the aftermath.

Peter Sutcliffe killed three more women while Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield and his merry men were dicking about with the Wearside Jack hoax.


And of course more recently, Karen Matthews.


A few, spot the similarities.

Home Office launches secret review into Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

The Home Office has secretly begun a review that could lead to a fresh police inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
By Robert Mendick
Published: 9:00PM GMT 06 Mar 2010

The move follows the release of 2,000 pages of evidence last week which Portuguese detectives are accused of having failed to fully investigate.

According to sources close to the McCanns, Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, has ordered officials to examine the 'feasibility' of British or Portuguese detectives looking afresh at all the evidence.

Kate and Gerry McCann met with Mr Johnson last year to plead for help in their search for Madeleine, who vanished without trace in May 2007 from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

The couple have also met with John Yates, the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, who has headed up a number of high profile inquiries in recent years.

He is said to be "sympathetic" and to have made "general offers of assistance".

The source said: "The latest we have heard from the Home Office is officials are undertaking a 'scoping exercise' to look into the possibility of a review of the case.

"They are looking at all the options. It is basically a feasibility study.

"Kate and Gerry met with Alan Johnson to request a review is done. Hopefully any political intervention can unlock obstructions that might be in the way."

Pressure is now being put on Portuguese authorities to agree in the first instance to a three-day review of the case that could be held at Interpol's headquarters in Lyon in France.

The McCanns will hope the Home Office can persuade their Portuguese counterparts to co-operate in a case review.

The review – were it to go ahead – would involve British police working with Portuguese counterparts as well as experts in child abduction across other European forces.

The Portuguese police have been heavily criticised for their handling of the case which led to detectives naming the McCanns, both doctors from Leicestershire, as arguidos – or suspects – in the case and accusing them of involvement in her disappearance.

Their arguido status was subsequently lifted and the police investigation shelved.

But with the senior officer in charge Goncalo Amaral now widely discredited and facing financial ruin after being sued for libel by the McCanns over a book he wrote, it may become harder for the Portuguese to refuse the request for a thorough review.

The revelation that possible leads – many passed to Portuguese police by the McCanns' own private detectives – had apparently been ignored will add to the clamour.

Last week, details emerged of a series of possible sightings of Madeleine, who was just three when she vanished.

Guilhermino Encarnacao, who was in charge of the Policia Judiciaria in the Algarve, died two weeks ago from stomach cancer.

Mr Encarnacao was convinced Madeleine had died in her parents' apartment and was a major source of a series of off the record briefings to journalists against the McCanns.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We can confirm that the Home Secretary had a private meeting with Kate and Gerry McCann.

"Leicestershire Police stand ready to co-ordinate and complete enquiries if further information comes to light in the UK; or if requested to do so by the Portuguese authorities, who continue to lead on the overall investigation."

The spokesman refused to discuss what talks took place at the meeting or whether there was the chance of a review of the evidence at Interpol.

The spokesman added: "We are not going to comment on the outcome of any private meeting with the McCanns."

Mr Yates was unavailable for comment. He led the cash for honours investigation and was also involved in a new inquiry into the murder of Julie Ward, who was murdered in Kenya in 1988. Telegraph

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Such Fun Run

I wonder what Betty makes of all this? Royalist I ain't, but I'll give the old girl her due, it's with dignity that she has done her job for, what, fifty seven years?

Dignity, that's the one.

A few oldies.

And a bit of padding.

Don't mention fridges did I hear?

h/t Reggie Dunlop for the idea, though I haven't as yet viewed his creation.

For temporary reference only.

These two are from a different occasion.