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Madaleine McCann: Amaral Accused

by | 23rd, February 2008

cipriano-amaral.pngMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SUN: “McCanns slur cop to face trial”

Goncalo Amaral is to go in the dock.

No, not because he “smeared” Kate and Gerry McCann. Not for “claiming British cops were trying to shield the McCanns, both 39, of Rothley, Leics.”

Mr Amaral “faces six years for allegedly concealing that four colleagues beat Leonor Cipriano, 36, until she confessed to killing her daughter Joana, nine”

Kate and Gerry McCann deny being involved in their daughter’s disappearance

DAILY MAIL: “Portuguese detective who led the hunt for Madeleine faces trial over his conduct in another missing child case”

Amaral, 48, will stand trial along with four other officers – three of whom are alleged to have attacked Leonor Cipriano, whose nine-year-old daughter Joana vanished in 2004”

McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell “refused to talk about Amaral’s impending trial”. He said: “It is a matter for him and the judicial authorities in Portugal”

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Ex-chief of Maddy McCann case ‘in cover-up’”

Amaral “was in charge of the Madeleine case when her parents, Gerry and Kate, were named as suspects last September. His boss has since said officers had acted ‘hastily’ in making the McCanns arguidos (formal suspects)”

“Four inspectors will stand trial accused of torture. The officers claim that Mrs Cipriano tried to commit suicide by throwing herself off a staircase”

Kate and Gerry McCannare doctors.

It is not said how Leonor and Joao Cipriano, both convicted of killing Joana Cipriano, “8”, were employed

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