February 2017 saw a lot of hot air re Madeleine McCann.
Loose Women debated the Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear the McCanns appeal, and Lisa Riley said she had visited Luz to check out the incident scene.
A bidding war for the rights to a 10th anniversary interview was first raised, then it was quickly quashed.
Is Gonçalo Amaral writing another book? Possibly, but warnings against this allegedly went out in Britain.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/02/06/anonymous-knocks-20pc-dark-web-offline-campaign-against-child/ This story snuck through under the radar. The gist is that someone was able to penetrate the Dark Web, locate child porn sites, and take 10,000 of them off line. I have no idea whether this is feasible or not.
Shannon Matthews hit the television in the Moorside. There was an alleged disappearance based on Madeleine, plus an approach to the Find Madeleine fund for £25K.
By 8 Feb 2017, the major news of the month emerged in the media. The Supreme Court of Portugal’s judgement was published. A key point was that it refuted that the McCanns had been cleared by the archival of the case in 2008.
http://portugalresident.com/international-child-porn-ring-under-investigation-throughout-portugal The link says it all. Operation Daylight is at this point in time a national search across Portugal into a paedophile image sharing ring.
By 18 Feb 2017, the McCanns had lodged a complaint about the Supreme Court decision not to hear their case. At this point in time, it is not clear what the complaint is.
And by 22 Feb 2017, Mark Williams-Thomas appeared on TV promoting his woke and wandered theory. This seemed to trigger a number of personality responses, from ‘I would have dug with my hands’ to ‘the McCanns should move on’.
28 Feb 2017. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe stands down, and Cressida Dick is the new supremo of Scotland Yard.