Katrice Lee pictured shortly before her disappearance
A GOSPORT woman’s search for her missing sister has received the backing
of the town’s MP.
Katrice Lee vanished on her second birthday 30 years ago from a German
military base at Paderborn, where her father was stationed.
Natasha Lee, of Russell Street, in Gosport, is calling for case files
held by the Royal Military Police (RMP) to be released because of fears
the investigation was mishandled.
Now Conservative MP Caroline Dinenage has asked the defence minister,
Andrew Robathan, to help the family see the documents.
She said: ‘Unlike the tragic disappearance of Madeleine McCann,
Katrice’s case has received little attention and even less support.
‘The investigation was seemingly plagued by incompetence, while the
family were treated with a shocking lack of sympathy and sensitivity by
those handling the case.’
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘The RMP does not routinely
disclose information in relation to ongoing investigations.
‘Should a new line of inquiry develop, disclosure of the case files
could have a prejudicial effect on the investigation and potentially
prejudice the right to a fair trial.’