Day 71 - 13/07/2007 Friday, Madeleine Beth McCann
Spent a large part of the day at the Child Exploitation and Online Protecetion (CEOP) headquarters in
The work they are doing in the prevention and detection of child exploitation
is fantastic and I have no doubt they are world leaders in many aspects of
their work. London
The statistics of child abduction in the
attempted and sucessful cases, are stagggering with over 1000 reported cases in
2003/4 and the figures show a year on year increase. The scale of the problem
is much larger than Kate and I ever imagined and worryingly there does not
appear to be reliable statistics for many countries in UK Europe.
Clearly a lot of work has to be done to tackle this growing problem.
Kate and I believe that someone, somewhere knows something about Madleines abduction.
The events of recent weeks and the high profile of Madeleine reassure us that when the key piece of information comes in, to any law enforcement agnecy, it will be treated seriously and fed into the inquiry quiickly and actioned.