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Former RUC Detective Dave Edgar

Former RUC Detective Dave Edgar

Madeleine McCann has been missing since 2007

Madeleine McCann has been missing since 2007

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Christian Bruckner

Christian Bruckner

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Kate and Gerry McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann

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Former RUC Detective Dave Edgar

The psychics are the worst.” Former RUC detective Dave Edgar muttered those words as he stood flicking through a file of leads in one of scores of filing cabinets packing his dreary office.

And the rows of black folders lining the grey shelves summed up the enormity of the project he was tackling.

Edgar was months into what would become a three-year search for Madeleine McCann when he bemoaned being inundated by “nonsense” so-called “leads” from psychics.