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Madeleine McCann: Gerry McCann’s Phone Records, Neglect And Abduction

by | 29th, May 2008

mccanns.png MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY MIRROR : “McCANNS IN FURY AFTER 14 TXTS SLUR Cops demand Gerry’s phone records”

Gerry McCann reacted angrily yesterday to claims he received a string of mystery texts the day before his daughter vanished. Police applied to Portugal’s supreme court to seize his phone records after learning of the alleged messages.

They claim Gerry was sent 10 texts from an unknown number 24 hours before Madeleine disappeared.

Claim. Claim. Alleged. Now we’re getting somewhere.

THE TIMES : “Madeleine McCann’s parents investigated for neglect”

The first published court ruling on the Madeleine case confirms that the police inquiry covers homicide, abandonment, concealment of a corpse and abduction.

The reference to “abandonment” suggests that Portuguese detectives are investigating if there is evidence that Kate and Gerry McCann were negligent in leaving their daughter alone on the night she was reported missing. The charge carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence.

Suggests, eh? Any other facts?

Mr and Mrs McCann, both doctors from Rothley, Leicestershire, have strenuously denied negligence and said they were just 50 yards away at the time their daughter was taken.

THE SUN : “’Maddie parents neglect rap’ fear”

Court papers revealed Portuguese investigators were considering the “abandonment” charge. But they were also looking at abduction, homicide and concealment of a corpse, the documents showed.

KELVIN MacKENZIE

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