Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Portuguese Police Confess, ‘Madeleine’ Found And Baby Grace

Madeleine McCann: Portuguese Police Confess, ‘Madeleine’ Found And Baby Grace

by | 6th, November 2007

MADDY WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann


Page5: “WE MUCKED UP Cops reveals shambles of Maddy crime scene.” Two uniformed Guarda Nacional officers claim their superiors “mucked up big”.

One tells the Mirror: “When we arrived it was chaos. Everyone had walked through that place. I lifted my arms, rolled my eyes and put my head down and just got on with it… To find a circus walking in and out of a possible crime scene well, it was ridiculous…We mucked up big time”

Says another officer: “This case has no end. It’ll get field away with an open verdict. The parents will be suspects for ever. That’s justice for you”

The Mirror does not name either officer. This is due to “Portugal’s strict secrecy laws” the same laws the prevent police leaks to the media

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “Why we suspected McCanns and their friends from the start by Portuguese police”

Page 9: “McCanns and friends ‘jumpy and nervous’” Two men from the Guarda Nacional are speaking to the press. Says Officer A: “Something wasn’t right. They were upset, panicking, wide-eyed all the usual responses. But there was something else”

What? The worry that the possible crime scene had been disturbed and not sealed off properly?

“They were scared, and not just the usual scared. They were jumpy and nervous. I don’t know, it wasn’t normal”

Well, it’s not very normal situation, even in Portugal

Says Officer B: “They were hard to get any sense out of. A good scare sobers anyone up.” And the McCanns had been drinking

And of the crime scene? Say Officer A: “They’d paraded half of Luz through there even before they’d called us” a call the officers say came 40 minutes after the McCanns discovered Madeleine gone

“Mafia threats for woman who ‘spotted’ Madeleine” Naoual Malhi says she saw Madeleine. She claims a man told her: “Let this lie if you know what’s good for you, your daughter and the rest of your family.” Says she: “I’m not frightened by the Mafia”

DAILY MAIL page 19: “Police ‘looked on a Madeleine crime scene was trampled’”

The two officers have 35 years experience between them

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