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Madeleine McCann: McCanns’ Police Files, Evidence And Organised Crime

by | 2nd, April 2008

maddy-pic.jpg MADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SCOTSMAN: “McCanns set to see police ‘evidence’ against them”

Says the paper: “Madeleine McCann’s parents could see the Portuguese authorities’ case against them within a fortnight.”


Rogerio Alves said police files may be made public on 14 April, when the official secrecy period covering the investigation into the young girl’s disappearance is due to end. The Portuguese lawyer said this period could only be extended in major inquiries, such as those involving terrorism and organised crime.

But if Madeleine was taken by an organised group of human traffickers, as has been suggested many times, what is that if not organised crime? The “could” would becomes a “could not”.

THE TIMES: “McCanns may see file”

“The parents of Madeleine McCann may soon be allowed to see the Portuguese authorities’ case against them.”

May. Is that better or worse than could?

The official period of secrecy covering the inquiry is due to end on April 14. The couple were questioned by police after she vanished in May. They were not charged and deny all wrongdoing.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Madeleine McCann’s parents to learn of case against them”

The paper is certain. Unless:

The parents of Madeleine McCann could be given access to the Portuguese police’s files on them within a fortnight, one of their lawyers has said.


Says Clarence Mitchell, the couple’s spokesman: “We would hope that the police will do the decent and proper thing and open up the files. I would go further than that, and say once they have completed the interviews with the friends, they should go back to Portugal and assess the evidence and eliminate Kate and Gerry and allow everyone once again to concentrate on the search for Madeleine.”

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