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Reservoir Rot – Surprise, Surprise; Nothing Found After New Search For Madeleine McCann

Reservoir Rot – Surprise, Surprise; Nothing Found After New Search For Madeleine McCann

As it is revealed that the latest ‘search’ of a reservoir connected to ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann has produced no new evidence, Matthew Steeples asks: “Isn’t it time to stop wasting vast sums and to simply close this case?”

“They do it almost every year for a free holiday to Portugal” was what what Twitter user surmised of news that the recent search of a reservoir near Praia da Luz has produced nothing in the search for what might have happened to ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann – a British girl who simply ‘vanished’ into thin air on 3rd May 2007.


Another, surmising the joke of an organisation that the Metropolitan Police – a force that couldn’t even work out what was wrong with its 999 line yesterday – truly is went further. They added: “Rumour has it that one of the police officers on Operation Grange now playing off single-figure handicap and welcomes pro-am invites.”


With further criticism ranging from “the extravagant interest in contrast to other case feels spurious” and “Portuguese police should take Kate McCann back to Portugal (without [the] organ grinder husband) to answer the police questions she refused to answer the night Maddie went missing,” here is a case most curious that has now cost the British public purse alone over £14 million ($17.8 million, €16.4 million or درهم65.5 million) via funds allocated to a London based crime room.


Reported as an ‘exclusive’ by The Sun yesterday under the headline “MADDIE ROADBLOCK,” the paper’s Aliki Kraterou suggested:


“Cops have spent the past two weeks analysing items discovered during the search in the Barragem do Arade reservoir in Portugal, 30 miles from where three-year-old Madeleine went missing.”


“Sources close to the case say none of the items have thrown up any new clues… Despite using some of the most high-tech forensic kit available none of the items have proved to be of use. It feels like a bit of a roadblock has been hit.”


Given that this three day “scour” of a reservoir has again produced no proof that the evil, vile rapist Christian Brueckner as having no provable link to this matter, isn’t it simply now time to reallocate the money wasted to actually searching for missing people capable of genuinely, actually being found?


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This morning on Twitter, Matthew Steeples asked: “Are you surprised that wasteful search of Barragem do Arade reservoir, Portugal – attended even by Operation Grange detectives again at expense of British public- has thus far produced no new evidence in case of ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann?” By 11:30am on Monday 26th June, the very clear majority of respondents favoured the answer: “No; yet more wasted £££.”
Soil samples taken from the May 2023 search site have been compared to those found in ‘Christian B’s’ VW campervan amongst other things. As of date, nothing conclusive linking the evil rapist German criminal to the daughter of two doctors has been found. Yet again, with such news comes further questions as to why the Metropolitan Police, German police and Portuguese police continue to waste resources on a case that hasn’t been in 16 years in spite of the vast sums of money floating around in connection with it.

Missing Madeleine – Questions STILL without Answers… £14 million wasted on Operation Grange… Why continue? Why waste more? Why not help others?

Many questions about what happened on the evening of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann remain. Some that have been highlighted by the press and discussed online include:














The scene of the wasteful May 2023 search – Barragem do Arade reservoir near the town of Silves in the Algarve, about 25 miles (40 kilometres) from Praia da Luz where Madeleine disappeared aged three from her family’s holiday apartment on 3rd May 2007…

Missing Maddie – A story that simply does NOT make sense and a tale of a misallocation of resources when countless others remain missing…

Missing still yet little to no police resources for their cases… Ben Needham disappeared in Kos, Greece on the 24th July 1991 aged 1 and his mother gets little help for her search; Martin Allen disappeared in London on 5th November 1979 aged 15 and though his brother, Kevin, keeps the case in the public eye as much as he can, he gets little to no help from the Metropolitan Police. Why won’t the police consider reallocating resources away from Operation Grange towards the search for other missing people? £14 million has been wasted for nothing, after all. What are they hiding?
A sense of priorities… Madeleine McCann on a tennis court prior to her ‘disappearance’ in May 2007 and her parents out running near the resort she ‘disappeared’ in the days after her ‘disappearance.’
Living-it-up… Gerry McCann enjoying a round of golf (left); Kate McCann at Downing Street, London hobnobbing with Missing People CEO Martin Houghton-Brown, the Duchess of Gloucester and the then Home Secretary Theresa May on 23rd May 2012 (right).
Brown nosing with a ragbag of rotten rubbish… Amongst those to have supported the McCanns have been especially gobby attention seekers including job wrecker Sir Richard Branson, “Chanel-clad” charity begins at home tin banger Baroness (Catherine) Meyer and her pompous arsehole late ex-husband Sir Christopher Meyer and job wrecking grabber Sir Philip Green.
Pictured above – Since croaked paedophile Sir Clement Freud (right) lunched with Gerry (left) and Kate McCann in Praia da Luz in Portugal in July 2007, two months after their daughter’s disappearance. Mrs McCann later praised the risotto as “the best she’d ever tasted.” Pictured below: Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at the launch of a book about Sir Clement’s brother, Lucian, titled ‘Breakfast With Lucian’ in 2013 by Geordie Greig. Also in the image are Nicholas Coleridge, Piers Morgan, an unknown child, Geordie Greig and Ariadne Calvo-Platero.
In 2009, private investigators for Gerry and Kate McCann issued an E-FIT to the media of a woman they believed could be “potentially significant” to their investigation. She has never been found, but, speculation online (entirely unproven as accurate thus far) has regularly included: “She looks remarkably like Ghislaine Maxwell.” There is no suggestion that this is one and the same woman, but it would be ever so helpful if the convicted nonce sex trafficker Miss Maxwell came forward and cleared this up for once and for all.
In December 2017, when £11 million of British taxpayers’ money had been spent towards the search for ‘missing’ Madeleine McCann, 86% of viewers of ITV1’s ‘Loose Women’ said the public purse should cease to fund the investigation. Now, in January 2023, with that sum now well in excess of £14 million (aside from the millions in private money also), it is time to allocate resources to the search for missing people who actually can be found, we would suggest. Shouldn’t 2023, when many suffer because of the cost-of-living crisis, be the time that this pointless waste of funds finally ends?
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