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Maddie McCann private eyes called of Sunday Express

Madeleine McCann vanished in the Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007

By James Murray and Tracey Kandohia
Sunday October 28,2012


KATE and Gerry McCann are no longer employing private detectives to search for their missing daughter Madeleine.

They are pinning all hopes of finding their child on Scotland Yard detectives who are conducting an "investigative review" of evidence but have yet to make a breakthrough.

The Sunday Express understands the McCanns stopped using former police detectives Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley some months ago when their contract ran out.

While they worked on the case they built up a good relationship with Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, who felt they applied sound common sense to their inquiries in Britain and Portugal.

"There was no fall-out," said a source. "They did the work as required and got on well with Kate and Gerry. Their contract simply came to its natural end.

"It was felt the lead should be taken by the Scotland Yard detectives working on the review. Dave and Arthur passed over all their material to the Yard officers." There has been no mention of the decision to end the contract on the McCanns' findmadeleine website, which still states: "The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine.

"Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign', reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant."

The fund has been bolstered by at least £1million raised from Kate's bestselling book Madeleine.

It was published in May 2011 shortly after the fourth anniversary of her eldest child's disappearance from the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

At the book's launch, GP Kate, 44, said: "While she remains missing, the onus is on us to keep looking for her. Investigations and campaigns cost money, which has to be raised by us.

"Every penny we raise through the sales of this book will be spent on our search for Madeleine. Nothing is more important to us."

Then, after successfully lobbying David Cameron, Scotland Yard was called on to conduct the review using some of the force’s best murder detectives.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who leads the review codenamed Operation Grange, said earlier this year he believed Madeleine, then three, had been snatched by a stranger and could be alive.

At that time his team was following 195 potential new leads. Portuguese police chiefs, who head all global investigations, have refused officially to re-open the case, although some officers have been assigned to assist the Yard.

In August, Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe appeared to cast doubt on the review's future when he said he would ask David Cameron how long he would fund it for.

However, there was good news last week when the Home Office said there was no deadline on the work being conducted in secrecy by detectives.

A spokesperson said: "We have no plans to end the funding and the review into the search for Madeleine will continue." It is thought it will have cost £2.5million by the end of the year.

Madeleine's Fund: What is the money being spent on?, 28 October 2012
Madeleine's Fund: What is the money being spent on? findmadeleine.com

 
Madeleine's Fund: What is the money being spent on?

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Madeleine's Fund

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(7) What is the money being spent on ?

The majority of the fund money has been and continues to be spent on investigative work to help find Madeleine. Additionally money continues to be spent on the wider 'Awareness Campaign' – reminding people that Madeleine is still missing and to remain vigilant. None of the directors have taken any money from the fund as remuneration.

Anyone who wishes further information with regards to the financial details of Madeleine's Fund and its professional advisors, please refer to the accounts filed at Companies House. Crown Way Maindy Cardiff CF14 3UZ

The following Portuguese report suggests that Edgar and Cowley have not worked for the McCanns since May 2011:

Criticism of the resources presented to the family "unjustified" Diário de Notícias

By Lusa
02 May 2012

The father of Madeleine McCann considers that criticism of the amount of resources allocated to the investigation into the child's disappearance, which occurred five years ago in Portugal, is "unjustified", claiming that the crime remains unsolved.

"I don't know if it is a justified criticism because, after all, there is a missing child that was taken from her family and the person responsible is still at large," Gerry McCann said today, in an interview with the Lusa news agency.

According to information made public, the British police has already spent two million pounds (2.5 million euros) and has, for several months, had a team of 37 people focused on a review of all available information about the case, created after the intervention of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in response to an appeal by the parents.

In Portugal, although the process has been closed since 2008, the Judicial Police has also created a team at Porto to accompany the British investigation and review of the case.

For the parents, "this is a serious crime that needs to be resolved and if it is not resolved there is an innocent child who may be in danger and there may be other children at risk of abduction."

In his opinion, "serious crimes must be addressed and appropriate resources should be assigned to the investigation," adding that this should also happen with other cases of missing children.

On the other hand, the couple is also convinced that the media attention that has surrounded the disappearance of Maddie has helped to create a greater sensitivity in society and in authorities for these situations.

"I think some organizations have also benefited," emphasized the mother Kate McCann, who has participated in activities to raise money for some and who, from next year, aims to help one of them, Missing People.

The fund created by the couple to finance the search for their daughter was financially strengthened thanks to sales of the book written by Kate last year.

"Actually, that was the reason why we did it, because at that time we were the only ones looking for Madeleine, as the investigation had been closed since July 2008," explained the author.

Despite having forgone private detectives since the British police began working on the case, they retain costs for advisors and the operation of telephone lines and their website.

However, Gerry McCann assures that "once the person responsible for the disappearance is found, the remaining money will be used to help other families or organizations.

Madeleine McCann disappeared a few days before her fourth birthday, May 3, 2007, from the room where she slept with her two, younger, twin siblings in an apartment in a resort in Praia da Luz in the Algarve.

The parents and another Briton, Robert Murat, were made arguidos by the Portuguese authorities in July 2007.

On July 21, 2008, the Attorney General's Office ordered the archiving of the suspicions against the couple.

Maddie McCann cops go Daily Star

ABOVE: Madeline's parents Kate and Gerry McCann

By Richard Spillett
29th October 2012

THE parents of Maddie McCann have called off the private eyes looking for their daughter.

Kate and Gerry McCann employed two former police detectives, Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley, as part of the hunt for the youngster.

But they have been withdrawn from the case after a Scotland Yard review of the evidence.

The McCanns are now pinning their hopes on the Met Police to shed light on the 2007 disappearance of Maddie, then aged three, in Portugal.

'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited': Accounts overdue, 01 January 2013
'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited': Accounts overdue Companies House

 
'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited': Accounts overdue, Companies House

Company Details

Name & Registered Office:
MADELEINE'S FUND: LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED LIMITED
2/6 CANNON STREET
LONDON
EC4M 6YH
Company No. 06248215

Status
: Active
Date of Incorporation: 15/05/2007

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: PRI/LTD BY GUAR/NSC (Private, limited by guarantee, no share capital)
Nature of Business (SIC):
88990 - Other social work activities without accommodation not elsewhere classified

Accounting Reference Date: 31/03
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/03/2011 (FULL)
Next Accounts Due: 31/12/2012 OVERDUE
Last Return Made Up To: 15/05/2012
Next Return Due: 12/06/2013

Previous Names:

No previous name information has been recorded over the last 20 years.

Companies House: Late Filing Penalties, 15 January 2013
Late Filing Penalties Companies House

1st February 2009

Late Filing Penalties

Section 441 of the Companies Act 2006 requires all companies to deliver annual accounts to the Registrar of Companies by the due date. Section 453 specifies that a civil administration penalty shall be payable if the accounts are delivered late, and provides for the Secretary of State to specify the level of this penalty through regulations.

To increase the effectiveness of the late filing penalties, when section 453 came into force Companies House changed the current schedule of late filing penalties as contained in section 242A of the Companies Act 1985. In parallel, the Government will amend section 242A of the 1985 Act so that these changes also apply to accounts prepared under the 1985 Act but delivered late on or after 1st February 2009 when the updated penalties came into force.

What are late filing penalties?

Late filing penalties were introduced in 1992 to encourage directors of limited companies to file their accounts on time because they must provide this statutory information for the public record.

What changes have been introduced?
  • All penalties have been increased to take account of inflation between 1992 and 2007.
  • A faster rate of increase in penalties for companies who file more than one month late.
  • A doubling of the penalty for any company which files late having also filed late in the previous year.
What are the new late filing penalties?

The new table of penalties is a follows:

 
How late are the accounts delivered
Penalty – Private Company
Penalty - PLC
 
 
Not more than one month
£150
£750
 
 
More than one month but not more than three months
£375
£1500
 
 
More than three months but not more than six months
£750
£3000
 
 
More than six months
£1500
£7500
 

In addition where there was a failure to comply with filing requirements in relation to the previous financial year (and that the previous financial year had begun on or after 6th April 2008), the penalty will be double that shown in the table.

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Madeleine McCann's mum ploughs £1m from book sales into search for missing daughter Daily Mirror

By Martin Fricker | 19 Jan 2013 00:00

She ploughed the money into the search fund for her missing daughter which had run dangerously short of cash

Mum: Kate McCann wrote a book on Madeleine

Mum Kate McCann made more than £1million last year from her book about vanished Madeleine.

She ploughed the money into the search fund for her daughter which had run dangerously short of cash.

The fund's directors said: "Income from the book has significantly improved the position.

"This will continue as a result of publication in other countries and the release of the paperback."

Official accounts show the bestseller which came out in May 2011 netted £738,487 after tax.

Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished from her family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.

But by 2011, after four years of ­fruitless searching, it had dwindled to £125,000.

Kate and husband Gerry, both 44, from Rothley, Leicestershire, feared they might be unable to carry on the hunt.

But official papers filed with Companies House show all Kate's book cash went to the fund.

And after a large percentage was spent on the continuing search and costly ad campaigns the remaining total now stands at £474,867.

The fund report revealed it was no longer paying private investigators in Portugal after Scotland Yard announced a major cold case review.

The McCanns hope this will lead to Portuguese authorities reopening their inquiries.

The report added: "The fund scaled back independent efforts to avoid duplication.

"It maintains sizeable resources so the search can be resumed quickly should the review not lead to the reopening of the case in Portugal."

Kate McCann's book detailing hunt for missing daughter Madeleine raises £1million for search fund Daily Mail

  • Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished
  • Last seen at her family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007
  • After four years of ­searching fund level had dwindled to £125,000
  • The bestseller which came out in May 2011 netted £738,487 after tax
By JILL REILLY
PUBLISHED: 11:52, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:12, 19 January 2013

Madeleine McCann's mother has ploughed £1million from book sales back into the search for her missing daughter.

The bestseller, entitled Madeleine by Kate McCann, was published in 2011 on the day of her eighth birthday.

Madeleine, who was three, disappeared from her bed in the family's apartment in Praia da Luz on the evening of May 3, 2007, while her parents were eating at a nearby tapas restaurant – as they did every night of the holiday.

Kate McCann and Gerry McCann at the launch of the book entitled Madeleine

Fundraiser: Kate McCann and Gerry McCann at the launch of the book entitled Madeleine which has now raised £1million



After tax the book netted £738,487 providing a much-need boost to the fund set up by the McCanns, reported the Mirror.

Madeleine's Fund hit £1.8million shortly after the three-year-old vanished from her family’s holiday.

But by 2011, after four years of searching, it had dwindled to £125,000.

Official papers filed with Companies House show all the money raised from the 384-page book went to the fund.

The fund's directors said: 'Income from the book has significantly improved the position.

Madeleine McCann

Missing: A photo Madeleine McCann, left, taken on May 3, 2007 - the day she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The photo on the right was used in the campaign to find her


'This will continue as a result of publication in other countries and the release of the paperback.'

The continuing search and costly advertising campaigns means the remaining total now stands at £474,86.

In the searingly honest book Kate McCann explains she thought it would be 'unwise' to leave her three children with a babysitter on the night they dined at the resort restaurant.

Explaining why they did not make use of the babysitting service offered by the Ocean Club, she said the couple never even thought about it.

She said: 'I could argue that leaving my children alone with someone neither we nor they knew would have been unwise, and it's certainly not something we'd do  at home, but we didn't even consider it.

'We felt so secure we simply didn't think it was necessary.'

The family's apartment in Praia da Luz

Disappearance: Madeleine, who was three, disappeared from her bed in the family¿s apartment in Praia da Luz on the evening of May 3, 2007, while her parents were eating at a nearby tapas restaurant


Kevin Halligen, 53, self-styled security consultant accused of swindling the Madeleine McCann fund out of £300,000

With the infamous tapas restaurant 'so near', the McCanns and their friends decided to do their own child-checking service, said Mrs McCann, adding: 'It goes without saying that we now bitterly regret it.'

However British police later told the couple their holiday apartment, being a corner flat on the ground floor, next to two roads and with secluded entrances, made it a perfect target for criminals.

The fund report revealed it was no longer paying private investigators in Portugal after Scotland Yard announced a major cold case review.

The McCanns from from Rothley, Leicestershire hope this will lead to Portuguese authorities reopening their inquiries.

Last month a self-styled security consultant accused of swindling the Madeleine McCann fund out of £300,000 is to be extradited to the United States this week to face fraud charges.

Kevin Halligen, 53, lost his final appeal before the High Court in London on Friday and will be flown to Washington on Thursday to face allegations of cheating former business partners out of £1.2 million.

In 2008, Halligen's company Oakley International signed a contract to help find Maddie, who went missing in Portugal a year earlier.

He said he would use his MI6 and CIA contacts and high-tech surveillance equipment in the hunt but over six months he came up with no new leads.

He was arrested in Oxford in November 2009 after fleeing Washington DC when the US government began seeking an indictment against him for 'wire fraud and money laundering'.

US Courts have also ordered Halligen to pay about £4 million to other former business partners who claim he fleeced them.

Halligen had been fighting extradition since his arrest.

 
Kate McCann's best-selling book saves fund from the brink Sunday Express

Kate and Gerry McCann

By James Murray
Sunday January 20,2012

THE fund to help find Madeleine McCann would have plunged into the red unless her mother Kate McCann had written her best-selling book on the mystery disappearance.

In 2011 the accounts stood at £125,175 but figures for the period ending in March last year show there is now a healthy £474,867 in the bank.

Kate's book, Madeleine, published in May 2011, earned £738,487 after tax for the fund. A total of £550,000 of that was for serialisation in two national newspapers, which meant the book itself produced £188,487. Global sales and a paperback edition of the book are still bringing in cash.

A report by the six directors of the fund, including Kate and Gerry McCann, says: "The directors would like to thank everybody who bought and read Kate McCann's book. We believe the search for Madeleine is in a much stronger place as a result.

"We will continue to ensure Madeleine is not forgotten and will leave no stone unturned in our search for her."

The fund is no longer paying private investigators to search for Madeleine as Scotland Yard is conducting its review of all the evidence.

About £1.8million in donations poured into the fund from well-wishers in 2007 after the anguished couple pleaded for help across the media to find their daughter after she disappeared.

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files

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