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Express: We know name of Madeleine McCann's snatcher: Police get new lead from Crimewatch

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Express: We know name of Madeleine McCann's snatcher: Police get new lead from Crimewatch

Post  jinvta on Wed 16 Oct - 7:21

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POLICE were yesterday handed a potential breakthrough in the hunt for Madeleine McCann after Crimewatch viewers named the new prime suspect.
 
By: John Twomey
Published: Wed, October 16, 2013

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More than 1,000 calls, emails and texts flooded in after the ­dramatic television appeal.
 
And significantly several people identified the man now suspected of snatching Madeleine by the same name.
 
Last night Scotland Yard detectives were trying to track him down while also preparing to make appeals in Holland, Germany and Ireland. Their number one suspect was named amid a "truly unprecedented response" to Monday night's Crimewatch on BBC1 which attracted 7.3 million viewers.
 
The programme featured two e-fits of a man seen carrying a fair-haired child of Madeleine's age on a street in Praia da Luz, Portugal, at 10pm on the night that the then three-year-old vanished.
 
Crimewatch editor Joe Mather said yesterday: "They received several names for the key 10pm sighting - the sighting of the man carrying a child towards the beach.
 
"Several different names but also several callers mentioned the same name for that man. It is always signifi- cant if callers call in with the same name for an individual."
 
Mr Mather added: "It has been a truly unprecedented response.
 
"Significantly, there were lots of calls from British people who were in Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine's disappearance who'd never previously spoken to the Metropolitan Police.
 
"So there's lots of information coming through there."
 
Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry McCann said they were "absolutely delighted" with the "overwhelming" response to the fresh appeal for information. In a statement, they said: "We know the public desperately want to help the search for Madeleine.
 
"We are genuinely hopeful that one or more of these responses will lead to a major breakthrough in the investigation.
 
"If anyone was in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine's abduction and has not spoken to the Metropolitan Police, or if they know who any of the e-fits might be, please have the courage to come forward and speak to the police in confidence."
 
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, in charge of the Yard's Operation Grange inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance on May 3, 2007, said: "We have now had over 730 calls and 212 emails as a direct result of the specific lines of inquiry we issued on Monday.
 
"We had 330 calls into the Operation Grange incident room and 400 to BBC1 Crimewatch. Detectives are now trawling through and prioritising that material. This will take time."
 
Mr Redwood added: "The Met is offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the abduction of Madeleine McCann from Praia da Luz.
 
"We have at any time 40 people waiting to answer calls at the Hendon call centre and officers at the incident room waiting to action the information."
 
The Crimewatch broadcast follows the dismissal of an earlier sighting of a "suspect" and child as a red herring.
 
For more than six years, a man seen carrying a young girl at about 9.15pm on the fateful evening was thought very likely to have been the kidnapper.
 
But police are now convinced he was an innocent British holidaymaker with his two-year-old daughter.
 
Instead, officers now believe that Irishman Martin Smith and his family may have seen Madeleine in the arms of her abductor just moments before her mother discovered she was missing at around 10pm. The man is described as white, in his 30s, of medium build and height, clean shaven with short brown hair.
 
He was carrying a child aged three or four who had blonde hair and was possibly wearing pyjamas similar to Madeleine's.
 
The Smith family saw him with the child in a near-deserted street only a few minutes walk from the Ocean Club apartment complex where the McCanns were on the family holiday.
 
Madeleine - who would now be aged 10 - vanished nine days before her fourth birthday. Her parents believe she is still alive and say there is no evidence she is dead.
 
A source close to the couple said: "Kate and Gerry are fairly upbeat. Whenever there is momentum and things are moving they feel positive."
 
As part of the Crimewatch appeal the couple, both 45, urged people to "rack their brains" and come forward with information.
 
Former GP Mrs McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, said: "Please, please have the courage and confidence to come forward now, and share that information with us, and you could unlock this whole case, so please."

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Post  kitti on Wed 16 Oct - 7:32

Will he be arrested before November as the verdict off the libel trial is expected?

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Post  fred on Wed 16 Oct - 7:34

kitti wrote:Will he be arrested before November as the verdict off the libel trial is expected?
Think that is a pretty certain bet!!

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Post  mossman on Wed 16 Oct - 7:49

Their number one suspect was named amid a "truly unprecedented response" to Monday night's Crimewatch on BBC1 which attracted 7.3 million viewers.


7.3 million viewers.......has Amaral's book harmed the search ? 7.3 million disagree:grin: 

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Post  Chris on Wed 16 Oct - 7:59

Good to see the Express ahead of the game and have now determined the person seen by the Smiths is he wot dunnit.

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Re: Express: We know name of Madeleine McCann's snatcher: Police get new lead from Crimewatch

Post  jinvta on Wed 16 Oct - 8:05

So somebody somewhere looks like one of the two e-fits that are supposed to be the same person. So what? The e-fits may in fact look nothing at all like the actual person whom the Smiths saw carrying a child, as the e-fits certainly look nothing like each other.

Agreed, this revelation certainly isn't doing the libel case any favors! If everyone thought Madeleine was dead, why would they still be calling in?

Amaral wanted to look into the Smith sighting, but was relieved from his duties. The McCanns could have requested that the case remain open and that the Smith sighting be investigated, yet they did not and continued to insist that Tanner's bundleman/eggman was the "abductor." One has to wonder why the McCanns conveniently dismissed the Smith's sighting.

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Re: Express: We know name of Madeleine McCann's snatcher: Police get new lead from Crimewatch

Post  pennylane on Wed 16 Oct - 8:07

Just like Pat Brown predicted!  First the Met get Jane Tanner off the hook, then they get Gerry McCann off the hook.

Whitewash!

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Post  Guest on Wed 16 Oct - 8:14

The Express have a long track record in publishing absolute rubbish. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Post  pennylane on Wed 16 Oct - 8:17

Iris wrote:The Express have a long track record in publishing absolute rubbish.  I'll believe it when I see it.
Yes you're right, but I think the Met will identify someone that the Smith's saw, and then clear them - and that will be that for those accusing Jane and Gerry!

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Post  mossman on Wed 16 Oct - 8:38

pennylane wrote:
Iris wrote:The Express have a long track record in publishing absolute rubbish.  I'll believe it when I see it.
Yes you're right, but I think the Met will identify someone that the Smith's saw, and then clear them - and that will be that for those accusing Jane and Gerry!  

No abduction evidence at all then, just the parents word that she was gone. Finding the man Smith saw and clearing him brings up more questions than it answers, no ?

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Post  Guest on Wed 16 Oct - 11:49

I think we all know the name of the person that took Madeleine away. It's why nothing is being done about it, that's the question.

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Post  chrissie on Wed 16 Oct - 11:58

I am still HOPING that that SY are playing a blinder. Eliminating everyone else and gradually only being left with a select few.

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Post  mara thon on Wed 16 Oct - 13:15

pennylane wrote:Just like Pat Brown predicted!  First the Met get Jane Tanner off the hook, then they get Gerry McCann off the hook.

Whitewash!
Completely agree, corruption and whitewash, but then it was no more than I expected.

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Post  pennylane on Wed 16 Oct - 14:20

mossman wrote:
pennylane wrote:
Iris wrote:The Express have a long track record in publishing absolute rubbish.  I'll believe it when I see it.
Yes you're right, but I think the Met will identify someone that the Smith's saw, and then clear them - and that will be that for those accusing Jane and Gerry!  
No abduction evidence at all then, just the parents word that she was gone.  Finding the man Smith saw and clearing him brings up more questions than it answers, no ?
It brings up more questions to anyone with half a brain, but history has shown many sheeple here have less than half! I understand what you're saying about unanswered questions, but the Met have a very messy can of worms to sanitize, and I believe this is the only way to do it.... outside of framing someone of course, and I wouldn't be surprised if that is the Op Grange endgame.

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Post  pennylane on Wed 16 Oct - 14:23

chrissie wrote:I am still HOPING that  that SY are playing a blinder.  Eliminating everyone else and gradually only being left with a select few.
DCI Redwood has banged on way too much about his 'genuine belief' that Madeleine was abducted, and very possibly is still alive, for me to believe that.  I don't think he would have come out so strongly if he was doing the right thing!

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Post  pennylane on Wed 16 Oct - 14:24

mara thon wrote:
pennylane wrote:Just like Pat Brown predicted!  First the Met get Jane Tanner off the hook, then they get Gerry McCann off the hook.

Whitewash!
Completely agree, corruption and whitewash, but then it was no more than I expected.
Yes the writing's been on the wall in large neon letters!

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Post  Lioned on Wed 16 Oct - 16:11

pennylane wrote:
mara thon wrote:
pennylane wrote:Just like Pat Brown predicted!  First the Met get Jane Tanner off the hook, then they get Gerry McCann off the hook.

Whitewash!
Completely agree, corruption and whitewash, but then it was no more than I expected.
Yes the writing's been on the wall in large neon letters!
Yes they may just as well stick up a banner in Piccadilly Circus.

My guess is that this will move on to the next stage reasonably soon which will be to reinforce the German connection.


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