UK police: 2 callers offer same name for man in Madeleine McCann case
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. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis, AP A British police officer guards the grounds of Buckingham Palace in… Font Page 1 of 1 LONDON (AP) A man with a history of mental illness was hoping to see Queen Elizabeth II when he tried to rush through a Buckingham Palace gate armed with a six-inch (15-cm) knife, a prosecutor said Tuesday. David Belmar , 44, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to trespassing and possession of a bladed article for the incident a day earlier, when he was tackled after jumping over a vehicle barrier outside Buckingham Palace. The queen was not at Buckingham Palace at the time. Prosecutor Edward Aydin told Westminster Magistrates’ Court that Belmar told police that he wanted to see the queen and was “not happy” about his welfare benefits. Aydin said that Belmar is taking medication for mental health issues and has a fixation on the queen. In 1989, he said, Bellmar received a police warning for lighting fireworks and throwing them onto the palace grounds. “He is a danger to the public, carrying a knife in central London, and he is a danger to the queen,” Aydin said. Belmar’s lawyer Robert Katz denied that Belmar has a fixation with the queen and said that Belmar did not brandish the knife.
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. Police hope for new leads in McCann case New evidence in McCann case 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. Since the program aired, British police said they have received more than 300 phoned tips and 170 e-mailed ones. “We will now take the time to follow up these lines of enquiry,” Redwood said. Police target 38 ‘people of interest’ in Madeleine McCann’s ’07 disappearance 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. Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch 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.” John Walsh: Madeleine McCann could be alive 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.
UK GIB refinances Masdar stake in London Array wind farm
Related articles Prime Minister opens world’s largest offshore wind farm the London Array The investment will refinance a significant portion of Masdar’s 20% equity stake in the project, which is part of a wider 266m deal between Masdar, GIB, Siemens Bank, IPEX Bank, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. UK GIB chief executive Shaun Kingsbury said: “The UK has taken an early lead in realising the promise of offshore wind. A number of domestic and international parties have moved quickly to develop and construct several of the world’s largest offshore wind farms which are now operating efficiently and profitably in our waters. “The UK Government has ambitions to go further and to see the development of new projects. For that to happen it is important that those best placed to take early stage development and construction risk can get their money out of operating assets and reinvest it,” he added. This is GIB’s third investment in offshore wind operating assets and takes its investment in UK offshore wind to 162m. The other investments in offshore wind to date are Walney and Rhyl Flats. Officially opened on July 4 by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State Edward Davey , the London Array is a 630MW operational wind farm off the coast of Kent, England – it is the largest operating offshore wind project in the world. The project is owned by DONG (50%), E.ON (30%) and Masdar (20%) and is expected to save 8.5 million tonnes CO2 equivalent over its lifetime. Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “London Array is an impressive project which has helped the UK earn its position as leading the way in the development of offshore wind. This announcement by the UK Green Investment Bank is an example of how this new institution is helping to attract new capital from around the world and promoting additional private investment into this important sector.”