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Madeleine McCann: ‘Screaming Contradictions’, Scotland Yard And Francisco Marco Interviewed

by | 10th, February 2008

maddieandfamily.jpg MADDYWATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

SUNDAY EXPRESS (front page): “MADELEINE News call for Scotland Yard probe”
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“Retired Chief Superintendent Dai Davies, former head of the Yard’s Royal Protection unit, says that if the Yard can send detectives to probe the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, then they should also fly to Portugal to try and solve the Madeleine mystery”

He says:

“The Portuguese investigation has quite simply not solved the crime and it is now looking increasingly likely that it will be shelved. I would suggest that this is the time to call on the Yard to take the lead and to get them to form a team of detectives to work on the case”

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GLASGOW SUNDAY MAI L: “Police Ready To Clear McCanns Over Maddie”

“Police in Portugal are set to clear Kate and Gerry McCann as suspects, it was claimed last night”

A fact claimed by “insiders” who say “officers did not have a shred of evidence against the 39-year-old couple”

The McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, says: “This report is extremely encouraging”

SUNDAY PEOPLE : “Kate and Gerry ‘in the clear’”

“Police do not have a shred of evidence against Gerry and Kate McCann and they are set to be cleared as suspects, it was claimed yesterday. The couple’s status as ‘arguidos’ in the case of missing daughter Maddie, four, will be lifted unless they make ‘screaming contradictions’ in a new police quiz, said Portugal paper Expresso”

How does Expresso know? The paper does not say

SUNDAY MIRROR : “McCann cops: No evidence”

“A review of the case by homicide experts from the Judicial Police has turned up no proof that Kate and Gerry McCann played a part in four-year-old Madeleine’s disappearance.

“Attorney General Fernando Pinto Montiero told respected Portuguese newspaper Expresso: ‘The couple’s legal status will be considered at the appropriate moment, depending on various elements still to be obtained’”

Says Expresso: “They will only remain arguidos (suspects) if there are screaming contradictions revealed in the answers to the letters sent to England”


“Last night the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the sooner they are questioned the better”

He says: “There won’t be any screaming contradictions and hopefully the emphasis can then be put on finding Madeleine, who we believe is still alive”

Says the paper: “Legal letters outlining the 40 questions are to be sent to the Home Office this week. Interviews are then likely to be carried out by detectives from Leicestershire police, the McCanns’ local force”

Says Gerry McCann’s brother John

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