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Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat Is Back On The Front Pages

by | 20th, November 2014

MADELEINE McCann:  Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news.

The Daily Express features Madeleine McCann on its front page.

“POLICE WANT TO QUIZ MURAT AS A WITNESS”

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Robert Murat, the man monstered by the media, is back in the news. But he’s no suspct in any crime. He’s a possible witness to something, maybe or maybe not.

That’s the entire story.

The Herald has more:

Mr Murat told the BBC neither he nor his lawyer had received a formal request to appear, but said he “would do so freely”. He said: “My conscience is clear and I have no problem speaking to the police again.”

Mr Murat’s wife has also been listed as one of the four witnesses the Metropolitan Police wish to have questioned regarding Madeleine’s disappearance.

The Met police are crossing ‘ts’. They are reviewing eveything.

Four of the 11 speaking to police are being interviewed as witnesses and seven as ‘arguidos’ – a status in the Portuguese judicial system referring to individuals whom police may reasonably suspect are linked to a crime.

What crime, we’re not told.

Mr Murat appears cool in the face of pressure. But ITV takes another line:

Robert Murat ‘frustrated’ over second McCann questioning

The entire ITV story is hereunder:

Robert Murat has said he is “frustrated” at the prospect of being questioned for a second time in connection with missing Madeleine McCann.

The British ex-pat was the first person Portuguese police identified as a “suspect” at the time of her disappearance seven years ago.

Mr Murat, who has always denied any involvement, later successfully sued 11 newspapers winning libel damages of £600,000.

He has previously claimed the ordeal almost destroyed his life and said he felt like a “fox being pursued by hounds”.

Exactly when he will be re-interviewed as part of a fresh investigation by British police he does not know.

No word on his being willing to help the police. No word on his not being summoned to the police station. A man who has been monstered may sense more shadows cast upon his name.

The Times revies the case:

The new round of interviews was due after Scotland Yard, which issued a fifth international letter of request seeking permission from Portugal to carry out the investigation.
In the renewed investigation, the Met must request help from the Portuguese authorities to carry out specific tasks. However, relations between the British and Portuguese authorities are tense, leading to delays.

The McCanns said in June that they were “very pleased” with the significant activity that had taken place in Praia da Luz and said that it was “gratifying” to know that a substantial amount of investigative work was taking place.

The couple, from Rothley, Leicestershire, said: “We are further encouraged that despite the intensive searches, no trace of Madeleine has been found and this reinforces our belief that she could still be alive.”

Such are the facts…



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