The costs of the McCann investigation soar to £4.5 million
£6,228-a-day, £4,500,000 since May 2011. That’s a lot of money. It is also the figure of the costs of Operation Grange, Scotland Yard’s review of the Madeleine McCann investigation.
On Friday this week, it will be six years since the three year old daughter of Gerry and Kate McCann disappeared in the Algarve in Portugal and now, according to the Sunday Express, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, will “face pressure to explain in detail if taxpayers are getting value for money”.
Strangely, no other newspaper has chosen to report this story this week. Instead, the only mentions of the case have focused on Mrs McCann talking about how she has been subjected to abuse by Internet trolling and reports about her participation in the Virgin London Marathon last Sunday.
Whatever one thinks about this puzzling case, one has to ask if this investigation is at all worthwhile especially given that the Find Madeleine campaign also continues to operate.