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What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann?

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 +The investigative review [[operation_grange|Operation Grange]] commenced in **May 2011** under the leadership of the then commissioner,​ [[sir_paul_stephenson|Sir Paul Stephenson]]. A murder team within the Homicide and Serious Crime Command was tasked to conduct the review and is led by Detective Chief Inspector [[andy_redwood|Andy Redwood]] acting to Detective __**Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell**__ and Commander Simon Foy.
  
 **06 Apr. 2013** ->​[[http://​www.mirror.co.uk/​news/​uk-news/​police-chief-peter-spindler-quits-1816009|The Mirror]], __Police chief Peter Spindler quits Operation Yewtree celebrity sex abuse inquiry for watchdog role__: "​[[metropolitan_police|Scotland Yard]] commander Peter Spindler has dramatically quit in the middle of the high-profile investigation into [[savile_apocalypse|Jimmy Savile]] and other celebrities,​ the Sunday People reports. **06 Apr. 2013** ->​[[http://​www.mirror.co.uk/​news/​uk-news/​police-chief-peter-spindler-quits-1816009|The Mirror]], __Police chief Peter Spindler quits Operation Yewtree celebrity sex abuse inquiry for watchdog role__: "​[[metropolitan_police|Scotland Yard]] commander Peter Spindler has dramatically quit in the middle of the high-profile investigation into [[savile_apocalypse|Jimmy Savile]] and other celebrities,​ the Sunday People reports.
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 He describes the number of police killings on the island as ‘just incredible’. He describes the number of police killings on the island as ‘just incredible’.
 In response to claims of death squads in the Jamaica Constabulary Force he told the Mail there was a widespread belief that the police were killing people because they knew they wouldn’t get them into court...."​ In response to claims of death squads in the Jamaica Constabulary Force he told the Mail there was a widespread belief that the police were killing people because they knew they wouldn’t get them into court...."​
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 +**03 Feb. 2014**, The Blacksmith Bureau ​ ->​[[http://​www.mccannfiles.com/​id480.html|Manager Redwood, The Chosen One?]]
 +"Why? Firstly, his appointment:​ you don't give a once-in-a-lifetime investigative review affecting the Yard's credibility to a nonentity but to someone with a track record. Secondly his performance:​ he effortlessly **outshone Mr Campbell**, his supposed superior, until the latter retired and began a well paid but doomed job in Jamaica, **leaving Redwood apparently without a direct operational superior**. Bad luck Hamish. Within a month of Campbell'​s departure the visits of the CPS to Portugal were announced followed by the transformation of the review into a full investigation and an increased budget. All talk from the head of the Yard about the need for the Grange squad //"to justify itself"//​ has ceased.
 +In other words Redwood is in charge of his own strategy, complete with almost unprecedented freedom to manage the media his way. There has been not the slightest sign of unease in the home office or the Yard at the extraordinary Mirror/Mail led pseudo-leaks,​ his emasculation of BBC criticism and virtual takeover of [[crimewatch|Crimewatch]] and his apparent acceptance of the risks of such a forward policy, including the risk that his absence of reaction to the Mirror/Mail games might make the Yard look foolish. Mr Redwood has clearly convinced anyone who matters that his high-profile policy is going to bring results, not relegation, and that his absence of comment on the possible leaks is part of a plan...."​
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