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British Ambassador admitted British Police had developed evidence against McCanns

Post  Panda on Wed 25 Apr - 15:49

British Ambassador Alexander W. Ellis admitted that the British Police had developed evidence against Kate McCann and Gerry McCann


25Apr


In the Official Document of the United States Lisbon Embassy from 2007-09-28 15:36:00, the British Ambassador Alexander W. Ellis admitted that the British police had developed evidence against the Kate McCann and Gerry McCann, the parents of Madeleine McCann.





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On December 3rd, 2007, a memo was leaked to the Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure [note by xklamation: article written by Nuno Miguel, Duarte Levy] regarding a diplomat’s concerns about the case. Questions have been raised as to whether the memo may have been written by Ambassador Buck or someone in his office, although diplomat’s name was not published in the newspaper articles.

The leaked memo was routed through the British diplomatic mission in Brussels

The leaked memo was sent “just days” after Madeleine disappeared.

The leaked memo warned the Foreign Office of concerns regarding the McCanns and warned of the risks of siding with the McCanns in public.

The diplomat immediately had doubts after being sent to Praia da Luz due to what he considered to be inconsistencies in their testimonies and “confused declarations” as to the whereabouts of the McCanns and their friends on May 3.
The memo mentions instructions “from London” that consular staff “overstretch their authority and put pressure on Portuguese authorities.”

The memo refers to orders sent the previous day from the Foreign Office in London commanding embassy staff to provide all possible assistance to the McCanns and that the McCanns “had to be “accompanied at all times during any contact with the Portuguese police” by a member of consular staff or by British police officers sent out from the UK.

He also mentioned their lack of cooperation with the Portuguese police

The memo was sent *from the Algarve* to the Foreign office days after Madeleine “went missing”

Quote: “”With the greatest respect, I would like to make you aware of the risks and implications to our relationship with the Portuguese authorities, if you consider the possible involvement of the couple. “Please confirm to me, in the light of these concerns, that we want to continue to be closely involved in the case as was requested in your previous message.”

The Belgian report also stated that Portuguese detectives believe it is possible Madeleine died as the result of an accident on May 3 in the family’s holiday apartment and that her parents hid and later disposed of her body with the help of their friends. They said it is highly significant that almost all of the diplomats involved at the outset have now been taken off the case.

The Maddie Case Files, Timeline British Ambassador John Buck

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Daily Mail article December 3rd, 2007, British diplomat warned Foreign Office of concerns over McCanns


The Foreign Office was alerted to fears over Gerry and Kate McCann by a British diplomat in Portugal just days after their daughter Madeleine went missing.

The diplomat was sent to the holiday resort of Praia da Luz in the days following the four-year-old’s disappearance and soon became concerned over “inconsistencies” in the testimonies by her parents and their friends.

After visiting the McCanns, the unnamed diplomat sent a report to the Foreign Office in London, admitting his worries about “confused declarations” of the McCanns’ movements on the night of May 3.


He also noted the couple’s “lack of co-operation” with the Portuguese police.

The diplomat’s concerns were made over four months before Gerry and Kate were named arguidos (suspects) on September 7.

Contents of the letter were leaked to Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure over the weekend.

The diplomat expressed his fears after receiving instruction from the Foreign Office to provide “all possible assistance to the McCann couple”.

The French-language paper printed excerpts of the letter, quoting the diplomat as saying: “With the greatest respect, I would like to make you aware of the risks and implications to our relationship with the Portuguese authorities, if you consider the possible involvement of the couple.

“Please confirm to me, in the light of these concerns, that we want to continue to be closely involved in the case as was requested in your previous ­message.”

Although the Government was quick to assist the McCanns in the days following Madeleine’s disappearance, direct contact with the couple ceased when they were named as suspects.

La Dernière Heure pointed out that a majority of the diplomats originally involved in the case have now been taken off it.


The then-Prime Minister Tony Blair sent special envoy Sheree Dodd to act as a “media liaison officer” for the pair soon after Madeleine vanished.

Ms Dodd has since resigned from the Foreign Office, while the British consul in the Algarve, Bill Henderson, has retired.

John Buck, the British ambassador in Portugal, no longer works in the country.



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