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Madeleine McCann: Paulo Rebelo Arrives And McCanns To Brussels

by | 7th, April 2008

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DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Madeleine McCann police due to arrive in UK”

The Portuguese police are coming.

Portuguese police are due to arrive in Britain today to observe as the friends of Kate and Gerry McCann are interviewed about the night Madeleine went missing.

And Kate and Gerry McCann?

The McCanns will not be in Leicestershire for the duration of the visit by Mr Rebelo and his team. On Wednesday, they travel to Brussels to lobby MEPs for better co-ordination between European countries when a child goes missing.

They will return to Leicestershire on Thursday evening before the Portuguese officers fly home.

THE SUN: “‘Tapas seven’ face police quiz”

Not the Tapas Nine.

The “Tapas Seven” – who were having dinner with Kate and Gerry McCann when Maddie four, vanished – will be interviewed as witnesses by officers from Leicestershire Constabulary.

Portuguese detectives, led by investigation chief Paulo Rebelo, arrive in Britain today and will stay a week.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Constabulary said: “Leicestershire Constabulary will be co-ordinating the execution of the request for mutual legal assistance made by the Portuguese authorities. The Portuguese authorities have asked that the contents of the request and the way it is being executed be kept confidential so as not to prejudice their ongoing investigation.”

DAILY MAIL: “Portuguese detectives set to quiz ‘Tapas Seven’ in London about Madeleine ‘s disappearance”

Mr Mitchell said it was “pure coincidence” that the McCanns were leaving Britain during the week of the police interviews.

He said: “To say this is a smokescreen is utter rubbish. It is pure co-incidence that police interviews are being conducted at the same time the European Parliament is sitting, and Kate and Gerry are tabling a motion.”

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