Well, just saw the daily mail RE: The suspects.
I suppose its one way to attempt to unite the British, feeding into the World War 1 commemorations.Maddie detectives hunting two 'German-speaking men': E-fit of suspects revealed this week as McCanns pray Crimewatch reconstruction results in a breakthrough
By ABUL TAHER and NICK CRAVEN
- Scotland Yard were aware of the two men when Maddie went missing in 2007
- They were dismissed but the investigation team now want to find them
- E-fits of the suspects will be broadcast on Crimewatch on Monday at 9pm
- Similar appeals will be made on Dutch and German television next week
- Kate and Gerry McCann will fly to Munich to make live appeal on Wednesday
PUBLISHED: 22:11, 12 October 2013 | UPDATED: 23:09, 12 October 2013
British detectives hunting for missing Madeleine McCann are looking for two German-speaking men whose computer-generated images will be broadcast on special TV appeals this week.
Scotland Yard says the un-identified men were seen in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz at the time when Madeleine, then aged three, went missing on May 3, 2007.
Witnesses told Portuguese police who originally investigated the case that they saw two German-speaking men at the resort that day, but little or no importance was placed on them at the time.
Now British detectives are keen to trace the two individuals to establish if they are connected to Madeleine’s disappearance or to eliminate them from the investigation, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
Moving: The McCanns during their Crimewatch interview to be broadcast tomorrow. They say they are hopeful
Fateful: The reconstruction will show Maddie's last game of tennis with her father before she went missing in 2007
It will also show the moment she was taken from her holiday bed in Praia da Luz in Portugal six years ago
The E-Fit (Electronic Facial Identification Technique) images of individuals based on eyewitness reports will be broadcast on Crimewatch on BBC1 at 9pm.
Similar appeals will be made on Dutch programme Opsporing Verzocht (Investigation Required) on Tuesday night, and on the German version of Crimewatch, Aktenzeichen XY . . . Ungelost (Case Files XY . . . Unsolved) on Wednesday night, as Madeleine’s parents make an international appeal for information.
Kate and Gerry McCann, both 45, will fly to Munich on Wednesday to make a live appeal from the studios of Aktenzeichen, which is watched by five million viewers.
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A spokesman for the German programme said: ‘The reviewing and analysis of all available information has led to new insights and leads that, for the first time, point to Germany.
Aktenzeichen shows the photofits of two men, who apparently spoke German, and to whom little or no importance was previously attached.’
The McCanns previously visited Germany in 2007 to make an appeal because a high number of German tourists were in the Algarve region when Madeleine went missing.
Missing: Maddie with her younger siblings, twins Sean and Amelie, who are now eight
The latest mugshots will also be shown on Dutch TV as the two ‘German speakers’ may have been talking Dutch, as the two languages are often confused, said a police source in the Netherlands.
Tomorrow’s Crimewatch programme will feature a dramatic reconstruction of the moment Madeleine went missing, giving the most detailed sequence of events ever made public that led to her disappearance from the holiday apartment where she was sleeping.
The reconstruction – which includes Mr McCann’s 6pm tennis lesson when Madeleine acted as ballgirl – will be accompanied by a moving interview by presenter Kirsty Young with Kate and Gerry McCann.
They talk about how much they miss Madeleine, who would be ten today. They will make a live appeal for members of the public to come forward with information.
In a statement, the McCanns said: ‘We are greatly encouraged by new information coming to light, with the pieces of the jigsaw now fitting together.
Kate and Gerry McCann will fly to Munich on Wednesday to make a live appeal on TV to five million viewers
The tennis match reconstruction is based on this image, which Maddie's parents distributed in a bid to find her
‘We are really hopeful that the appeal on Crimewatch will bring further evidence which will take us a step closer to finding Madeleine.’
The Met refused to comment on whether the two men they were looking for were German-speakers, but a family friend said that detectives were on the ‘brink of a breakthrough’.
The Met officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Andy Redwood, will make a live appeal for information on the programme.
This image was released of what Maddie might look like now. The McCanns said they feel a step closer
Since Scotland Yard began reviewing the case in 2011, detectives have interviewed 442 people in 30 different countries and have drawn up a list of 41 potential suspects.
Officers are pursuing 4,920 lines of inquiry, of which 2,123 had been ‘completed’.’
Detectives now believe that their ‘timeline’ holds the key to discovering what happened to Madeleine. Det Insp Redwood said: ‘Our work has significantly changed the accepted version of events and it has allowed us to highlight very specific appeal points.
‘I hope that when the public see our investigative strands drawn together, it will bring in new information that moves our investigation forward.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2456751/Maddie-detectives-hunting-German-speaking-men-E-fit-suspects-revealed-week-McCanns-pray-Crimewatch-reconstruction-results-breakthrough.html#ixzz2hYDfgbGu
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