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Post  Wintabells on Wed 2 May - 14:00

Madeleine McCann: 'no doubt' investigation will be reopened, claim parents
Kate and Gerry McCann said they believe there is "no doubt" that Portuguese authorities will reopen the investigation into their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

TelegraphPlayer_9241003. By Murray Wardrop
12:41PM BST 02 May 2012
Police in Portugal said last week that they had found "no new element" to justify re-launching their inquiry into how the three-year-old girl vanished on a family holiday to the Algarve in May 2007.

However, the McCanns, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of Madeleine going missing, said they believe there is a “real possibility” their daughter will be found alive if the case is reopened.

Mr McCann, 43, said: "We strongly believe there is new information. Ultimately, a lot of the investigative opportunities lie in Portugal and inevitably to carry those out properly to fulfilment, the case will have to be re-opened..

"We weren't expecting a knee-jerk reaction by any means. This is an ongoing dialogue, and I am sure the investigation will get opened again in due course.

"I have no doubt about that. It will get reopened."

His 44-year-old wife added: "It's certainly the best way that we're going to find Madeleine, and who took her.

"If people want to find Madeleine, and want to find the person who took her, then we need the case to be reopened.

“We know there’s a real possibility that Madeleine can still be found alive.”

The officer leading Scotland Yard's review of the original investigation into Madeleine's disappearance spoke last week of his belief that the case can still be solved and said there is evidence she could still be alive.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said the Metropolitan Police would like the case to be reopened, but stressed that the decision was one for Portugal.

Referring to the Portuguese authorities' apparent reluctance to resume their investigation, Mr McCann said today: "The only way everyone will be able to move on is for the case to be solved, and that is for Madeleine to be found and the perpetrators brought to justice.

"Then everyone can move on. Until then it's not going to go away. It can't go away."

Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3, 2007 as her parents dined at a tapas restaurant with friends nearby.

The official Portuguese investigation into the case was formally shelved in July 2008, although private detectives employed by the McCanns continued the search.

Scotland Yard's review of the case, called Operation Grange, was launched last May after a request from Home Secretary Theresa May supported by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Metropolitan Police officers have already sifted through 40,000 pieces of information and identified 195 potential leads.

A team of detectives based in Oporto in northern Portugal has also been appointed to re-examine the original investigation into the little girl's disappearance.

The McCanns, from Rothley, Leicestershire, said the fifth anniversary of their daughter going missing has been easier for them than previous landmarks because of these positive recent developments.

Mrs McCann said: "Comparing to this time last year, at that point we didn't have the review in place, and now we do. Such progress has been made, That's definitely given us a lift and makes things more hopeful."

Her husband said Scotland Yard's public statements last week backed up what the couple have been saying for three-and-a-half years.

He said: "For them to have already identified 195 investigative opportunities - and they aren't halfway through the material yet - does give us a lot of hope.

"I think the most positive aspect for Kate and I is for the public to hear that from the police."

Mr McCann made a fresh appeal for the public to come forward with any clues that could help find Madeleine.

"Probably for the first time in four-and-a-half years, information coming in, you know it's going to get through to officers who are actively pursuing the information," he said.

Scotland Yard last week released an age-progression picture of what Madeleine might look like now, coming up to her ninth birthday on May 12.

Madeleine McCann before she vanished and as she might look aged 9


Mr McCann said: "I think the most important thing is challenging the assumption that Madeleine is a three- or four-year-old.

"She's nearly nine now. People around us certainly see Madeleine in it, and see elements of us in it, and I think that's a good thing. It's certainly a useful tool, and we're pleased with the image."

The McCanns have fought a legal battle against former Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral over his book alleging that the young girl died in the apartment and that her parents faked her abduction - something they strongly deny.

Mr McCann said the couple do not regret their decision to pursue Mr Amaral through Portugal's civil courts.

He said: "We're not here to talk about someone who wants to stop the search. We're here to talk about what can be done.

"We made the decision to take legal action at the time. It was the right decision. We've got to see it through.

"I'm sure it would have been a lot worse if we hadn't taken legal action. But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't."

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Post  Guest on Wed 2 May - 14:03

"But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't."

@St.G


For the first time ever, I absolutely concur.

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Wed 2 May - 14:04

i bet they dont regret slandering and harassing GA!!!!!!!

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Post  Justiceforallkids on Wed 2 May - 14:05

The End Is Nigh wrote:"But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't."

@St.G


For the first time ever, I absolutely concur.
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Is this the same parents who the night maddie vanished into thin air wouldnt look because it was dark???

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Post  Keela on Wed 2 May - 14:06

Mr McCann said the couple do not regret their decision to pursue Mr Amaral through Portugal's civil courts.

He said: "We're not here to talk about someone who wants to stop the search. We're here to talk about what can be done.

"We made the decision to take legal action at the time. It was the right decision. We've got to see it through.

"I'm sure it would have been a lot worse if we hadn't taken legal action. But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't."


He really is a complete bastard isn't he.

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Post  mossman on Wed 2 May - 14:09

"Then everyone can move on. Until then it's not going to go away. It can't go away."


Remember those words Gerry.

What exactly is "it". Tell us that next and it will all go away.

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Post  Guest on Wed 2 May - 14:10

Justiceforallkids wrote:
The End Is Nigh wrote:"But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't."

@St.G


For the first time ever, I absolutely concur.
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Is this the same parents who the night maddie vanished into thin air wouldnt look because it was dark???



Those are they!

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Post  Wintabells on Wed 2 May - 14:15

mossman wrote:"Then everyone can move on. Until then it's not going to go away. It can't go away."


Remember those words Gerry.

What exactly is "it". Tell us that next and it will all go away.

What an odd way of putting it.... 'it's not going to go away'.

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Post  kitti on Wed 2 May - 14:36

Gerry McCann wants everyone to believe in the abduction theory and accept it and move on......like they do.

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Post  Angelique on Thu 3 May - 3:19

"If people want to find Madeleine, and want to find the person who took her, then we need the case to be reopened.

This has been referred to in another post but I think they are trying to whip up the public into demanding the re-opening. But what is their motive behind this. Is it still the 'with held information? Or now that Redwood is confirming abduction it's set in stone and has to be investigated as such. I just can't fathom why they 'distance' themselves from their desire for a re-opening.

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Post  Chris on Thu 3 May - 7:09

Angelique wrote:"If people want to find Madeleine, and want to find the person who took her, then we need the case to be reopened.

This has been referred to in another post but I think they are trying to whip up the public into demanding the re-opening. But what is their motive behind this. Is it still the 'with held information? Or now that Redwood is confirming abduction it's set in stone and has to be investigated as such. I just can't fathom why they 'distance' themselves from their desire for a re-opening.

You would have thought if they wanted it reopened they would be proactive in demanding it rather than the wishy washy "we hope it is". Maybe they know if they request it they might be requested to do a reconstruction and it would be difficult to refuse. Maybe if it reopened through other channels they hope to avoid that.

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Post  margaret on Thu 3 May - 10:01

[quote="Wintabells"]
Mr McCann said the couple do not regret their decision to pursue Mr Amaral through Portugal's civil courts.

He said: "We're not here to talk about someone who wants to stop the search.Erm... Snr.Amaral said he wants the case reopened so how is he stopping the search? We're here to talk about what can be done. A reconstruction?!

"We made the decision to take legal action at the time. It was the right decision. We've got to see it through. Sounds like now it wasn't the best decision....

"I'm sure it would have been a lot worse if we hadn't taken legal action. You're right there, it would be available for sale in UK in English But the key focus is the difference between people who want to find a missing child and those who don't." Can you point out who DOESN'T want to find Madeleine? Just one person will do........... Don't worry i'll wait

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Post  Guest on Thu 3 May - 10:08

I can think of two (possibly more) people who don't want Madeleine found ................

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