Madeleine: Redwood moves over for “painted” lady

Madeleine: Redwood moves over for “painted” lady

Just as the Met confirmed that thus far the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has cost the British taxpayer over £10 million, detective-in-charge Andy Redwood has announced that he will be retiring and handing over to a rather unusual DCI from Homicide and Major Crime Command, Nicola Wall.
Ms Wall, who appeared in Vogue last year, is described as an officer who “enjoys playing with her femininity if only to shake up the stuffier factions of the Met”. She told Vogue how she usually wears “a heel” and “always” paints her nails.
Twenty-five years with the Met, has seen her with over nine years as a DCI, most recently heading up Homicide and Major Crime. She is also a trained hostage and crisis negotiator.
In interview with Vogue, she said she “usually has about six or seven live cases at any one time, and prides herself on her investigative speed”.
As the article pointed out, “she is only partially joking when she attributes her low media profile to the fact ‘we solve cases so quickly nobody gets involved…”
Thus Wall is a perfect choice for a case that has taken upwards of seven years so far to get to the point where it is re-interviewing people who were discounted from the original PJ investigation.
According to today’s Telegraph, DCI Redwood will be introducing Nicola Wall to the Portuguese authorities when the latest Met team arrives to interview witnesses on Monday (see: https://www.portugalresident.com/madeleine-met-returns-to-algarve-to-grill-brits-with-%E2%80%9C253-questions%E2%80%9D)
Meantime, as the Met reshuffles its Operation Grange, in Portugal the long-standing defamation case taken out by Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann against former PJ police detective Gonçalo Amaral is due to reconvene in Lisbon next Wednesday at 9.30am.