Scotland Yard needed from 'the outset' for Madeleine

A former chief superintendent at Scotland Yard said the force should have been "brought in from the outset" to deal with the Madeleine McCann disappearance.

It comes as the head of the new full-scale Metropolitan Police inquiry into the Leicestershire child's disappearance has said there are 38 persons of interest, including 12 British nationals, that they want to speak to.

Mr Davies said: "The lesson surely has to be that you involve professional police forces who have the experience and ability in a global scenario in terms of kinap and ransom.

"Scotland Yard are arguably one of the best in the world, they should have been brought in from the outset as I did call for."

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