The two people had phoned in the same name based on the sketches, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said during the BBC’s “Crimewatch” program, which aired an appeal Monday night for information about a man police want to track down. The man was seen carrying a child matching McCann’s description on the night she vanished in 2007 around the resort town of Praia da Luz in Portugal. The man is described as white, between 20 and 40 years old, with short brown hair and a medium build. He was seen carrying a blond child, who might have been in pajamas and who was estimated to be 3 to 4 years old, around the time Madeleine disappeared, police had said. The sketches are based on descriptions from separate witnesses, investigators said. New evidence in McCann case Police: Madeleine McCann may be alive Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch The latest revelation is critical in reconstructing what exactly happened more than six years ago on the night of May 3, 2007,when McCann disappeared from her family’s villa while her parents dined at a nearby restaurant. The girl was just days shy of her fourth birthday. Neither her parents nor the detectives investigating her case have given up on one day finding the little girl from Leicestershire, England. “There may be an entirely innocent explanation of this man, but we need to establish who he is to assist with our inquiries,” Redwood said earlier. Additionally, investigators believe they have a better understanding of when Madeleine may have been abducted, Redwood added. “The timeline we have now established has given new significance to sightings and movements of people in and around Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.” Police announced in July that they have identified 38 “people of interest” in connection with the case. Twelve of them are UK nationals who police say they think were in Portugal at the time the girl went missing. All the others are European nationals. Metropolitan Police officers have also been talking to authorities in other countries to get more information about them and their potential involvement, the statement said.
Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) View Larger A British police officer guards the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. British police arrested a man with a knife after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) View Larger British police officers guard the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. British police arrested a man with a knife after he tried to dart through a gate at Buckingham Palace in London on Monday. The palace said Queen Elizabeth II was not in residence. Breaches of royal security are rare, but just a month ago police arrested two men over a suspected break-in at the palace. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) View Larger Tourists gather at the area in front of Buckingham Palace in central London, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
UK police charge man with knife outside palace
The UK Chamber of Shipping today announced Guy Platten, currently Chief Executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), will fill the trade association’s currently vacant Chief Executive role starting in January 2014. “We are delighted with this decision. Guy Platten’s senior-level experience, leadership skills and first-hand understanding of the industry make him an excellent future leader for the UK Chamber and we look forward to welcoming him in January 2014,” said UK Chamber President Kenneth MacLeod. Platten, who was said to have been an active member of the UK Chamber for some years and is a member of its Safety and Environment Committee, is a master mariner with a long background in the marine industry. Commenting on his appointment, Platten said: “As a passionate advocate of UK shipping and our industry I am honoured to have been selected as the next Chief Executive of the UK Chamber. An early priority will be to meet as many members as possible to understand their needs Guy Platten “Building on the excellent work in recent years I look forward in helping shape the UK Chamber to proactively promote and champion UK shipping. “Shipping, in its many diverse forms, contributes so much to the UK economy and I am genuinely excited by the prospect of being able to play a part in both maintaining and growing this further. “An early priority will be to meet as many members as possible to understand their needs and help me to develop a dynamic strategy to take us forward.” Theassociation reported in July it would combine theroles of Chief Executive and Director General after the departures of then CEO Angus Frew, who left in August to become the new CEO of BIMCO in Copenhagen, andDirector GeneralMark Brownrigg who said he had decided to step down from the role. The UK Chamber of Shipping says it has around 140 members from across the maritime sector, representing over 925 ships of about 30 million gross tons. Ship & Bunker News Team CEO Nils Andersen says significant use of Arctic routes for commercial shipping will take 15 to 20 years. 09Oct MSC is “well positioned to take over the lead carrier position.” 08Oct Authorities say Navy officers allowed a Singapore firm to overcharge for fuel and services in exchange for bribes. 10Oct In case of the event of a short fuel delivery, remember that time is of the essence. 14Oct