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New Maddie inquiry to put Algarve back under spotlight

Post  Annabel on Fri 13 May - 13:19

http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1147628.php?mpnlog=1



New Maddie inquiry to put Algarve back under spotlight



A decision by Prime Minister David Cameron to review the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is expected to throw the spotlight on the Algarve holiday resort of Praia de Luz from where the three-year-old went missing in 2007.



Madeleine's mother Kate McCann alleged this week that local police were aware of other attacks on children holidaying in the resort prior to Madeleine's disappearance from the Ocean Beach Club Resort where the family were holidaying with friends.



Mrs McCann, whose book about her family's ordeal is being serialised by newspapers this week, claims the previous attacks were hushed up by the authorities to avoid damaging tourism to the region but she said the information was included in the police files sent to her after the official Portuguese inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance ended in July 2008.



David Cameron has now asked the Metropolitan Police 'to bring their expertise' to the search for the missing girl, who would have been celebrating her eighth birthday this week.



Details of their action have not been released but a Home Office spokesman told the BBC that the Met would bring a new perspective to the case.



Demand for holidays to the southern Portuguese region does not appear to have been dented following Madeleine's disappearance and Mark Warner, which the McCann used to book their ill-fated holiday, has continued to feature the Ocean Beach Club.



Mark Warner refused to comment on the likely impact of the Met investigation on bookings and the Algarve Regional Tourism Board did not make anyone available to talk



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Re: New Maddie inquiry to put Algarve back under spotlight

Post  kitti on Fri 13 May - 14:35

David Cameron CAN'T do this.....

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Re: New Maddie inquiry to put Algarve back under spotlight

Post  Angelique on Fri 13 May - 14:38

Maybe David Cameron thinks he's playing rugby - he's picked up the ball and he's running with it!

Is he just after kudos?

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as above

Post  halfamo on Fri 13 May - 14:47

kitti wrote:David Cameron CAN'T do this.....

No he can't you would think people would realise this , but obviously not if some of the comments in the Mail and Sun are to be believed, if i see one more oh how they have suffered comment i might be take to the vino.

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Re: New Maddie inquiry to put Algarve back under spotlight

Post  Luz on Fri 13 May - 16:46

In my view Economic interest should never overcome the importance of life. For me the ultimate value is life and if a child is missing, there's no material interests that can obfuscate that.

However, in this particular case, I find it very sad that whenever there's the approach of the higher season for the main economic activity of Praia da Luz population, there's always a minor, or now a big flash light turned over that poor village to disrupt every possibility of them re-making a life.

For 4 years, those people that so openly and in an altruistic way tried everything they could to help have been suffering the outcomes of this case, and not the perpetrators. There's hundreds of families that were and still are unemployed, not only because of the event in itself but of the general crysis, hundreds of little children and their parents are now being fed by charity.

But I reiterate, if this new uproaring over that poor village brings a light about what happen to little Madeleine, so let's support it.
But I am pessimistic and I tend to view this as just a crescendo on those usual celebrations that little tear drops previewed on his "wider agenda" in 2007.

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