UK police explore new line of investigation over missing McCann
According to London’s Metropolitan Police, investigators have been able to “place more significance” on events the night girl vanished. Det. Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said Scotland Yard’s investigation has “significantly changed the timeline” of the events of that night. In an interview for the BBC television show “Crime Watch,” Redwood said investigators had poured over old information in the hopes of finding a new lead. Police Still Search for Missing Madeline McCann Police said they now have 41 people of interest in the case, 15 of whom are British. “Primarily what we sought to do from the beginning is try to overthink back to zero if you like,” Redwood said. “Try to take everything back to the beginning and reanalyze and reassess everything … accepting nothing.” The “Crimewatch” show will dramatically recreate moments of the day that Madeline went missing and ask the British public for help in solving the case. Madeline’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, have spent the last six years searching for their daughter and drawing attention to their case. In an earlier interview they talked about some of the most difficult moments in coping with her disappearance. “It’s when you get the big family occasions … that’s it isn’t it?” Kate McCann said. “[It’s] a family occasion and you haven’t got your complete family.” The “Crimewatch” television show airs Monday in the United Kingdom.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs UK’s Royal Mail soars on stock market debut By Pan Pylas and Danica Kirka, Associated Press 9:07 a.m. EDT October 11, 2013 Royal Mail vans lined up at London’s largest sorting office Mount Pleasant. The shares of Britain’s postal service were up 31% to 432 pence ($6.91) by midday, a hefty gain for shareholders who got them at 330 pence. Nearly 150 million shares, or 15% of the total issue, changed hands. “One can only say that investors have clearly given their stamp of approval to the offering,” said Brenda Kelly, senior market strategist at IG. But the opposition Labour Party argues that the gains prove the government shortchanged taxpayers and could have gotten more than the 1.72 billion pounds ($2.75 billion) it received from the sale. “The government has a lot of explaining to do,” the Labour Party’s business spokesman, Chuka Umunna, wrote on Twitter. The privatization is symbolic for the Conservative Party, the main party in the coalition government. Much of its electoral success in the 1980s under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was due to the sale at the time of state assets such as British Gas and British Airways.
A combination photo shows two e-fit images released by the Metropolitan Police on October 14, 2013 of a man they want to identify and trace in connection with their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Credit: Reuters/Metropolitan Police/Handout LONDON | Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:38am BST LONDON (Reuters) – Police conducting a global search for Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in 2007, have come up with a new version of events surrounding her suspected abduction and want to question one unidentified man in particular. McCann, then aged three, went missing from her room at the Praia da Luz holiday resort in Portugal in May 2007 while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant, triggering a search that gripped the world’s media. In a statement on Sunday ahead of their most detailed TV appeal for information on the case, British police said they planned to release a series of e-fit images of individuals they want to question. “The purpose of the appeal is to try and identify these men, to eliminate any innocent sightings or to establish if they are connected in any way,” British police said. “The timeline we have now established has given new significance to sightings and movements of people.” Police said they wanted to identify one man in particular who had been seen by two witnesses in the resort area around the time of McCann’s disappearance. “Whilst this man may or may not be the key to unlocking this investigation, tracing and speaking to him is of vital importance to us,” Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said. Working with the BBC’s Crimewatch programme, police said they had put together the most detailed reconstruction of the day McCann disappeared. It is to be broadcast in Britain on Monday before similar appeals are launched in the Netherlands and Germany, they said. “Our work to date has significantly changed the timeline and the accepted version of events,” said Redwood, without giving further details. British police began their own inquiry into the disappearance in July, saying they believed McCann might still be alive. (Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by David Goodman)