MistakenIdentity replying to Lace:
The shelved enquiry accused Kate and Gerry of murder.Can you give up on the personal attacks it looks so desperate and against forum rules.
The McCanns told the PJ their daughter was abducted by a stranger- their friend Jane said she saw it happen before her very eyes...
The grange remit was to review the initial investigation based on stranger abduction claims by the parents.
I don't know about you ,but if The parents didn't tell the PJ then who did?
Mark Harrison was instructed to investigate nothing else, and did so!
More, Mark Harrison was instructed (by the PJ) to investigate that Madeleine had been buried.
Harrison (conducting his own investigation in accordance with parameters set by the PJ) ruled out burial and made plain, from his own perspective, that he had no clue what happened to Madeleine.
Operation Grange, assimilating information from the whole of the files, just as the Portuguese prosecutors had done in, themselves, concluding that Madeleine was, indeed, abducted, very reasonably began a fresh enquiry, in cooperation with their PJ colleagues, on that basis.
The basis remains the same to the present day.