Monday, 4 October 2010

A Good Day For Kids A Better Day For Integrity: Gamble Gone

Going anyway; who's next on the twat list?

Whatever the reason for him going I'll guarantee it's not this one offered by CEOPs.

The agency said it did not feel it was in the best interests of children and young people for Ceop to be assimilated into the National Crime Agency.

A tad upset perhaps at the thought of loosing his little fiefdom and to say nothing of loosing his platform from which pervert the course of justice on behalf of his best mucker, Gerry McCann.

Maybe he can use his free time to go and search for Madeleine, who will now be six years old.

I've just borrowed this tweet from Joana.

Here's the latest as of hr 22:30 _ 04/10/11

Online child protection chief Jim Gamble resigns

The chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has resigned in a row over its future, the BBC has learned.

The Home Office confirmed the home secretary had accepted Jim Gamble's resignation letter.

Mr Gamble did not believe the decision to assimilate Ceop into the National Crime Agency was in the best interests of children and young people.

The merger proposal was outlined by Theresa May in July.

In a statement Ceop said: "The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre does not feel that it is in the best interests of children and young people for Ceop to be assimilated into the National Crime Agency, as was announced a short while ago.

"This direction of travel does not seem to have changed and Ceop's CEO, Jim Gamble, has therefore today offered his resignation to the home secretary with a four month notice period."

Mrs May said: "As chief executive Jim Gamble has done a great job at Ceop and made a huge contribution to protecting children. I wish him all the best for the future and arrangements for his successor will be outlined in due course

"The government recognises the importance of child protection and wants to build upon the work of Ceop, but does not necessarily feel this is best done by creating a new quango."

It is understood that Ceop has made representations to the government since the announcement that its work was to become part of the proposed National Crime Agency.

'Badly missed'

Ceop is currently affiliated to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

It is believed that Mr Gamble was keen on gaining more independence for the agency rather than allowing it to become part of a greater National Crime Agency.

It felt it would lose its identity and priorities given to its work would be devalued.

Claude Knights, direrctor of anti-bullying charity Kidscape said Ceop had proven its worth and the news was concerning.

"It is so sudden as well and to have a person with as much experience as Jim Gamble being taken away from the horizon, really at such speed is a worry, because he is a leader in this field," she said.

Shadow home secretary Alan Johnson said Mr Gamble was a passionate advocate for effective measures to protect children from threatening people on the internet.

"Under his leadership the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) was gaining an international reputation for its tremendous work. Labour would have given Ceop the operational freedom it needed to become even more effective, " he said.

"The government's plans will harm child safety networks. Their lack of consultation has led to the resignation of Mr Gamble who is highly respected within and outside of the organisation he served so well. His expertise will be badly missed."

Ceop was set up in 2006 with the aim of finding and convicting online paedophiles.

Mr Gamble was head of Northern Ireland's anti-terrorist unit before joining the agency and was one of five senior police figures shortlisted to replace Sir Hugh Orde after he stepped down as chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

As Ceop chief executive Mr Gamble led calls for Facebook to set up a "panic button" to give reassurance for young users. The application has been downloaded tens of thousands of times since its launch in July. BBC

Sky has a report, link here. This snip from Martin, I'm such a little tart of the yard, Brunt, no less.

"He (Jim Gamble) believes the issue of child protection is so important it merits its own agency and should not be subsumed by a national agency."

Jim Gamble is a cunt.

The McCann Archive tag CEOP/Gamble

Although Ceop does not work directly with the Portuguese police - who shelved their investigation in July last year - any relevant information received will be passed on to Leicestershire Police, who will share it with detectives in Portugal.

Sorry, I've no source for the above, I can only assume it's CEOPs.

This piece from the Independent was part of a saved draft that included links for my previous Jim Gamble posts, as was the video above. I have never aired it, so I might as well up the lot whilst I'm about it.

British police join inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance
9th May 2007

The growing influence of British police in the hunt for three-year-old Madeleine McCann was underlined last night when it emerged that child abduction and paedophile behaviour specialist officers had flown to Portugal to help.

Two officers from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) arrived yesterday in what Ceop described as an "unprecedented" move, that comes amid mounting concern over the capacity of the Portuguese police to undertake a missing child investigation of this kind.

Their arrival was organised through the Foreign Office, the point of contact between Madeleine's parents, Gerry and Kate, three family liaison officers and Portuguese detectives. The Ceop has expertise in data analysis concerning paedophile activity.

There are major concerns about the ability of the local police to engage with the Portuguese public. The British Crimestoppers organisation has established a telephone number for information ­ something the Portuguese have not done.

Leicestershire Police, the McCanns' local force, said they have passed on information received from members of the public and other forces, although the force refused to confirm they had compiled a list of Britons on the Sex Offenders Register who had informed them they were travelling to Portugal.

Britain's contribution came on a day of confusion and mounting concern over the competence of the Portuguese investigation, a day which ended with Ch Insp Olegarion Sousa ­ who has been brought in from Lisbon to take over ­ dashing the hopes of Madeleine's parents that their daughter might have been found.

In the first possible sighting of Madeleine, road blocks were set up yesterday in the town of Nelas, six hours north of the Algarve resort of Praia Da Luz from where she went missing six days ago. A man and child were spotted in a car. It was a false alarm, said Ch Insp Sousa. "It was not Madeleine. It was a child who looks like Madeleine, but she is a child who lives in the area."

Clearly flustered by the clamour for information, Ch Insp Sousa was more forthcoming at a later press conference. He revealed that 500 apartments had been searched in and around the resort, more than 100 people formally interviewed, 350 leads followed and fields and streams searched over an area of 15 sq km. Curiously, Ch Insp Sousa also said the only clues to Madeleine's disappearance had been found at the apartment where she was last seen.

The British ambassador to Portugal, John Buck, said he had been in contact with the office of the Portuguese Prime Minister, Jose Socrates, to discuss the investigation. "I wanted to assure myself the necessary links between British and Portuguese experts here on the ground are working well ­ and they are," he said.

Mr and Mrs McCann, who had been dining in a tapas bar when Madeleine went missing from their nearby ground-floor apartment, appeared only briefly yesterday to pray at a local church.

Ch Insp Sousa refused to discuss their daughter's case because of a clause in the country's Process Penal Code of Law, that forbids the disclosure of information relating to a case while it is under investigation, unless it is in the public interest. Portugal's most senior prosecutor in Lisbon has decreed that the possible presence of an abductor does not create a public interest.

But a former British police child protection officer, Mark Williams-Thomas, said the absence of police/public contact prevented people helping the investigation and left officers relying "only on police officers scanning their own databases". Mr Williams-Thomas also criticised the haphazard nature of the search. "You could continue searching forever unless you have a targeted area," he said.

Detectives from Portugal's sex abuse and homicide unit in Lisbon have been dispatched to the resort.

In Manchester, the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, a superstar in Portugal, made his own televised appeal for help in tracing the missing three-year-old. The Manchester United player said: "I appeal to anyone with information to come forward."

The Chelsea players Paolo Ferreira and John Terry also made appeals last night.

Questions about the case

Is a paedophile ring involved?

A Portuguese newspaper has reported that the British police have supplied details about paedophiles who may be in the area. Leicestershire Police confirmed they have passed on information.

Do the police have a prime suspect?

The police were reported as saying on Saturday that they "had a prime suspect in mind" and an artist's sketch. They have since said that the reports were mistranslated. What they had was a description of a man seen by a key witness, and an artist's sketch, but only of the back of his head.

Why have police not issued an artist's sketch?

Under Portugal's law of "judicial secrecy", it is a criminal offence to give away details of police investigations. This is unlike British law, where restrictions only come into force after someone is charged.

Are the Algarve police experienced enough to handle the case?

Until last week, there had not been a kidnapping on the Algarve for 17 years. Forensic evidence had to be sent to Lisbon, because of a lack of resources locally. Specialist detectives from the sex abuse and homicide unit in Lisbon have been sent to assist.

Did the police bungle the start of the inquiry?

Kate McCann was in no doubt from the start that her daughter had been taken, because a window had been forced. The police appeared to have thought that she had wandered off. News of her disappearance came when a relative rang GMTV asking for help. But the police say they were on the scene in 10 minutes.

Is the family under suspicion?

Internet bloggers have passed judgement on Madeleine's parents for leaving their children asleep while they had dinner 50 yards away. Now, unconfirmed reports say that police inquiries are including extended family. Independent

Previous Jim Gamble posts. I have no doubt there are more, but for tonight, that's it.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Gerry McCann Punch & Judy Show with Special Guest Jim Gamble

Tuesday, 17 November 2009
CEOP Are You Going To Share The New Evidence With Us?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Hype The Threat - Implement The Legislation

Sunday, 29 November 2009
CEOP: New Evidence? plus Intercalary Report

Friday, 8 January 2010
Thoughts For Today - The CEOP

Sunday, 10 January 2010
Out of the Mouths of Babes Sucklings and Jacqui Smith

Thursday, 14 January 2010
Hey You Jimmy, Yes You Jimmy at the CEOP

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
CEOP Let Us Have A Little Reminder About The Merits Of Your Guest Speaker Gerry McCann

Thursday, 21 January 2010
CEOP Contrary To Your Email Madeleine McCann Is Not Presumed Abducted She Is Presumed Dead

Sunday, 29 November 2009
The Available Evidence Supporting an Abduction and the CEOP

Sunday, 29 November 2009
Jim Gamble, What's Your Game Matey?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Uncleared Suspect in Simulating a Crime and Hiding a Cadaver to be Guest Speaker at CEOP Conference on Child Abduction

Monday, 21 December 2009
CEOP Set To Become Independent

Sunday, 27 December 2009
Jim Gamble CEOP A Question If I May

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Anything you say will be ignored

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Gerry McCann To Be Guest Speaker Of CEOP

Thursday, 7 January 2010
How Credible An Organisation Is The CEOP?

Doing a Bit Of Grooming Yourself Mr Gamble?