The Portuguese authorities retain the lead.
While the MPS will not provide a running commentary on its involvement, known as Operation Grange, it is felt appropriate to make the remit available to the public and it is available in the related publications.
Taken from the Metropolitan Police website
Below is the remit of Operation Grange, which is available to the public and can be downloaded from the Metropolitan Police website.
There is some speculation over the word 'abduction'. I'm not going spin or mess about with the phrase... it just seems to be a sloppy oversight and perhaps something which should be corrected on the original public remit. All other references to Madeleine's disappearance are just that... a disappearance. It would be a travesty for this child if the police followed the blinkered approach of abduction and nothing else. Something I find very hard to believe they would do.
What I do find interesting is that the remit refers to not just a review of the case but an "investigative review".
Whilst ordinarily a review has no investigative remit whatsoever - the scale and extent of this enquiry cannot permit for such an approach. It will take too long to progress to any action stage if activity is given wholly and solely to a review process.
This can only be good news for Madeleine... not only is the case being reviewed but appears to be being investigated with a timescale. And with the Portuguese police retaining the lead, hopefully our Boys in Blue will find that missing piece of the jigsaw that will allow the official case to be reopened.
Everyone seems to be whistle blowing these days... if you have any information that could help the investigative review, please contact the Met -
Major Investigation Team 5
Homicide and Serious Crime Command
Belgravia Police station
202-206 Buckingham Palace Rd
London SW1W 9SX