Well we all waited for Monday to arrive and the Photo-shot of Bennett handing in his scrappy dossier to Scotland Yard Madeleine McCann Review Team. There we were sitting on the edges of our seats waiting for the outcome of the investigation into Bennett’s dossier.
Did we expect it to be within just over 76 hours? No. Well Scotland Yard have replied with this. A STATEMENT by Steve Bentley, Inspector, Directorate of Professional Standards, Metropolitan Police/Scotland Yard:
My understanding is that the [Scotland Yard Madeleine Mc Cann Review Team] would welcome any evidence that would assist with the enquiry. You state that you have a first hand information from an insider from the McCann’s private investigators. This information would obviously be of interest to the team and they would welcome details of this individual to allow them to interview her if she is able to provide relevant evidence. However, information regarding peoples views and suspicions do not constitute evidence. The team are obliged to consider evidence rather than repetition of the myriad of views and beliefs that individuals choose to interpret from the available information.
Talk about a slap-down. I take it Dossier Number 2 was not up to standard then.
Just a couple of observations I have just thought of. That quote is only a part of the letter. Normally we have the full reply posted, so:
a) what is Bennett hiding and what doesn’t he want his members to read in that letter?
b) If the Police ever needed evidence of his harassment of Brian Kennedy, Ed Smethurst etc in order for them to proceed with an investigation, he just gave it to them the moment he put that dossier in the hands of the Police.