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Madeleine McCann: Two Arrested

by | 28th, June 2007

THE BBC tell us in “Two arrested over Madeleine case“:

An Italian man and a Portuguese woman are being interviewed by police investigating the disappearance of four-year-old Madeleine McCann.

Spanish police said the pair were arrested near Algeciras in the south of the country.

They are being questioned over allegations that they tried to defraud the McCanns by claiming a reward for information about their daughter.

There is no direct link with Madeleine’s kidnap, say police.

Misleading headline? Or allowing ourselves to be misled? Wishful thinking…

Paulo Reis in Portugal tells Anorak:

The Portuguese TV news channel SIC said, a few minutes ago, that the arrest of a Italian citizen, in Sotogrande, Cádiz (Spain) is not related to Madeleine McCann abduction, quoting PJ spokesman, Olegário de Sousa. The Italian was arrested by Spanish Police Special Squad for Kidnappings, today, according to online edition of ” El País”. Spanish Police said they acted following a a request from French authorities. The Italian is accused of taking part in a plot to kill a judge, in France but, according to “El País”, he may be also connected to an extortion attempt to McCann family. A woman was also identified, but not arrested.

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