Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Helena Monteiro, Rogerio Alves and tabloid excitement

Madeleine McCann: Helena Monteiro, Rogerio Alves and tabloid excitement

by | 10th, March 2012

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at Our Maddie in the news…

Daily Mirror (front page): “At last! Maddy Police launch new probe”

“Lawyer: Cops investigate ‘fresh, specific information”

No. They don’t.

Daily Express (front page): “MADELEINE Parents joys as Portuguese police start fresh hunt”

Daily Star (front page): “MADDIE Shock as cops reopen case”

A shock because it is not true.

Only, the Portuguese police have not re-opened the case. As we reported yesterday,

It is understood that the team from Portugal’s investigative Policia Judiciaria (PJ), headed by senior officer Helena Monteiro, has been looking at the Madeleine case for some weeks now.

A team of detectives based in Oporto in northern Portugal has been appointed to re-examine the original investigation into the little girl’s disappearance from the Algarve in 2007, the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias reported.

That paper did lead with news that the case had been re-opened. But all other new organs found that to be wrong.


Portugal’s Correio da Manha newspaper reported that the PJ officers have not found any new leads that point to Madeleine’s whereabouts and so will not formally reopen their investigation.

The Sun’s Nick Parker gets it right:

COPS in Portugal have launched a “cold case” review into the disappearance of Maddie McCann.

The new review does not mean the inquiry is

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