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13 - OCT - FOI > MET




I note you seek access to the following information:
Please provide the following information about Operation Grange:
1. On 14 October 2013 on BBC Crimewatch, DCI Andy Redwood presented two e-fit images of a man he said was 'the centre of our focus'. He asked people to say who he might be. He announced days later that hundreds had called in with a possible identification.
Are we, the public, still supposed to be looking for him? Or has been traced, identified and eliminated?
2. On the McCanns' 'Find Madeleine' website, there is an image of a faceless man - whom the McCann investigation team still say is asuspect - wearing a dark jacket and beige trousers, which
was drawn up by Melissa Little, paid for by the head of the McCanns' private investigation team, Brian Kennedy, based on the recollections of Jane Tanner, and released to the public in late October 2007, nearly six months after the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Is Operation Grange still asking (as they were previously) for the public's help in tracing this man, as well as the man in the two e - fits? Or not?
3. Who will make the final decision as to whether or not to close or 'shelve' the active investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann...
(a) The current DCI, Nicola Wall, or any successor of hers?
(b) The current S.I.O. or her/his successor?
(c) A more senior Met Police Officer?
(d) Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, or any successor of his?
(e) The Home Secretary?
(f) The Prime Minister? - or
(g) Someone else?

4. If and when Operation Grange is closed, or the investigation is 'shelved', is it the Met Police's intention to provide a report to either
(a) the public
(b) the Mayor of London's Police Committee
(c) the Home Secretary or
(d) the Prime Minister on its work andachievements?

DECISION
I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full:
The MPS response to Q1 and Q2 is:
These images remain unidentified. Any information that the public may have that may assist in this investigation will always be appreciated.
The MPS response to Q3 is:
As in all major enquiries any decision to close the active phase of an investigation is taken by a senior officer in consultation with the relevant partners and stakeholders. It is then kept under review for new opportunities.
The MPS response to Q4 is:
When an operation or investigation is closed part of the process would be a full report - with whom it is shared is a decision for the future.
For your information you have not made a request for recorded information which may be held by the MPS but questions around a topic.
Due to the way you have phrased your questions we have answered your questions outside of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). Disclosure will be made under the term Business As Usual (BAU)