Could it? Just cast your minds back to when the Phone Hacking scandal broke the news. Yes we all remember those MP’s questioning the Police and NOTW employees and the allegations that were being made public.
We can all remember the sheer disgust and condemnation from people when it emerged that the phone of Milly Dowler’s was hacked.
And we all saw the arrests….
Well not actually, we didn’t see the riot vans arrive at some posh address in London and the front door being kicked in by some copper and his size 12 boots followed by 15 cops racing in shouting “Police”. What we saw for the first time was the new arrest procedure called, “Arrests by Appointment”.
Who has ever heard of the Police asking someone to meet them at a specified time at a specified Police Station and then arresting them?
Well it is has emerged apparently that one lone-crusader who calls himself a “Truthseeker” has got an appointment with Scotland Yard to discuss the review and evidence he and his team have uncovered in the Madeleine case.
Come to think of it, if they have uncovered what happened to Madeleine McCann, which I doubt, it really does go to prove how inadequate and lackadaisical the Portuguese Police and Goncalo Amaral were in their investigation.
Then at 7.14 am this morning more news broke:
So the meeting of the committee is due to be held on the exact day that Tony Bennett is going to his meeting with Scotland Yard.
I do wonder what would happen if one of these witnesses we know that Tony Bennett and Madeleine Foundation contacted, did in fact, put in a complaint to Scotland Yard about being contacted by someone on the internet. Especially when they could see that the communications they had with certain people, which they thought they had in confidence, were being published on a forum.
And wasn’t one of the conditions of the Journalists having a copy of the DVD, that contained these files, being that they were not allowed to print them in their entirety but could refer to them in their news articles?
And depending on the date that these communications took place, wouldn’t it be classed as interfering with an on-going Police Investigation if people contacted these witnesses?
Makes you wonder what Scotland Yard will do, doesn’t it?
Perhaps we are going to see our very own “Arrest by Appointments” in the Madeleine McCann case, who knows? I don’t but I will watch to see if any one suddenly stops posting on Monday for a couple of days.
Now what was the maximum time someone could be held in Police Custody before being charged or released on bail? Oh yes 96 hours.
Now off to Tesco’s to see if they are doing any offers on Popcorn, hopefully it will be Buy One Get One Free as I think the following week could be entertaining.
Just one more thing, Britain hasn’t gone soft on crime, it’s just we haven’t got the manpower now to go and arrest people due to the Tory Government and their cutback plans.