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Post  Karen on Wed 28 May - 22:48

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccanns-parents-vow-not-3618722


Madeleine McCann's parents vow not to return to Portugal unless new search finds daughter's DNA


May 28, 2014 19:31
By Tom Pettifor


Kate and Gerry McCann have “no intention” of being in Portugal’s Praia da Luz while forensic archaeologists and sniffer dogs scour the area

Not going back: The McCanns will avoid the grim task


The parents of Madeleine McCann will not return to the resort where they last saw their daughter next week when British police will start digging for clues.

The significant new ground searches could begin as early as Monday, according to Portuguese sources.

But Kate and Gerry McCann have “no intention” of being in Portugal’s Praia da Luz while the grim task is being undertaken, a close pal revealed yesterday.

A UK crack team – believed to include a forensic archaeologist, sniffer dogs and ground penetrating radar - will scour an area yards from the family’s flat in Praia da Luz.

Scotland Yard are focussing on two more sites close by as they prepare for an operation lasting between four and six days.

Portuguese officers will supervise the work and retain overall management of the search.




MDM The beach in Praia da Luz.

New search: Detectives will scour the beach in Praia da Luz


But Kate and Gerry McCann have decided to stay away, a close pal has revealed.

The friend said: “They welcome the new phase of the investigation and hope it may lead them a step closer to finding out what happened to their daughter. They will be kept informed by Scotland Yard of any developments but they have no intention of going there. It is the last place they would want to be while digging takes place.

“It will be a hugely emotional time for Madeleine’s parents but it is a scenario they know needs to happen. They will only go to Portugal, God forbid, if any remains matching her DNA were found.”




PA Kate and Gerry McCann.

Hope: Gerry and Kate McCann are praying for a happy outcome


Former GP Kate and heart doctor Gerry, both 45, believe Maddie – who vanished seven years ago and would now be aged 11 – could still be alive. Gerry recently told supporters in his home village of Rothley, Leics, that they had been buoyed up by the Met Police investigation.

During a prayer gathering for his daughter he said: “They are going back out to Portugal very soon. They are chipping away and there is new evidence. We are going to continue hoping we get a happy outcome – and one day we will know what’s happening.”

Kate added: “We are still battling, still hoping, still searching for Madeleine.”




PA Maddie McCann

Missing: Madeleine McCann vanished seven years ago and still hasn't been found


It comes less than a week after Scotland Yard chiefs said the search for Madeleine would enter a “substantial” new phase in the coming weeks.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley confirmed: “There is going to be a substantial phase of operational activity involving Portuguese police with British police in support.

“In a major investigation with multiple lines of inquiry and hypotheses, you have to systematically work through them all.

“This is a phase of activity based on those principles.”

Search warrants permitting work to take place on the privately-owned land had already been issued, it has been reported.

One plot is thought to be fenced-off waste land a two minute walk from Madeleine’s apartment which police hired a Portuguese air force helicopter to fly over earlier this month so they could take pictures. Diggers and other equipment are expected to be hired locally by the Met.




Roland Leon / Daily Mirror Praia da Luz

No stone unturned: Diggers are set to be hired in the search of Praia da Luz


Scotland Yard have sent formal requests to search two other plots of land - making a total of five - but the letters have not yet reached police in the Algarve capital Faro.

The “substantial” work Met Police have referred to is also expected to include interviews with new suspects identified by Operation Grange officers heading a British probe into Madeleine’s disappearance.

Several are understood to be ex-Ocean Club employees. The Yard has not ruled out the possibility Madeleine is still alive, but has prompted speculation with its dig requests that they now believe the youngster was kidnapped and her body dumped near her holiday resort.

They are linking 18 incidents when a male intruder broke into British families’ holiday villas between 2004 and 2010 and sexually assaulted nine girls with three near-misses.

One of the victims, a ten-year-old girl, was assaulted in Praia da Luz two years before Madeleine vanished from the resort.

Portuguese police heading a separate investigation into Madeleiene’s disappearance have not ruled out the involvement of a former Ocean Club worker who died in a tractor accident in 2009.

Euclides Monteiro’s widow Luisa Rodrigues has insisted her recovering drug addict partner, a convicted burglar, had nothing to do with Madeleene’s disappearance and was cleared of any involvement in the sex attacks after police questioning the year before he died.

Praia da Luz parish council leader Victor Mata has attacked the police excavations plans.

Claiming locals were “fed up with the Maddie case” and most “didn’t care anymore”, he told a Portuguese paper soon after the first reports of the dig plans emerged: “It’s bad for tourism. It’s beggars belief they’re preparing to open up holes here a month before summer.”

The McCann’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell yesterday refused to comment on the forthcoming police activity, saying: “I cannot and will not discuss Operation Grange.”


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Post  tanszi on Wed 28 May - 23:34

well that makes a change for the pink one... cannot and will not discuss Operation Grange.

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Post  interested on Thu 29 May - 0:04

At the prayer gathering Gerry said "....there is new evidence...." surely this can't be the dead tractorman.

I guess the McCanns don't want to be anywhere near the sniffer dogs since they dismissed their alerts seven years ago while other parents of missing children would have been almost comatose after hearing of their findings.

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Post  weissnicht on Thu 29 May - 6:48

From a 'source' ..to..a 'close pal'. I wonder what next.

'well placed source' is still my favorite   

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Post  Guest on Thu 29 May - 7:42

If I were the McCanns I wouldn't be going to Portugal either. I'd be staying very firmly ensconsed in the UK. And getting my money's worth from that fancy extradition lawyer.

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Post  Lioned on Thu 29 May - 9:19

I thought they wanted to be 'Assistants ? What happened about that then.

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Post  kitti on Thu 29 May - 9:25

Because they were 'assistants' last time and look where it got them.

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Post  jassi on Thu 29 May - 9:35

Lioned wrote:I thought they wanted to be 'Assistants ? What happened about that then.

As we never heard anymore about it, it is likely that it was refused, or maybe still pending.

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Post  malena stool on Thu 29 May - 10:06

If there is any remains found they would likely be in the Blue tennis bag that the parents never had with them.

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Post  almostgothic on Thu 29 May - 10:14

jassi wrote:
Lioned wrote:I thought they wanted to be 'Assistants ? What happened about that then.

As we never heard anymore about it, it is likely that it was refused, or maybe still pending.

Maybe it has been refused because of the ward of court status -the state is in loco parentis and therefore the parents cannot make this legal request?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 29 May - 11:55

In the early days when the police received a letter from the Netherlands, with a map showing what someone claimed to be the place where Madeleine was buried, the McCanns didn't let it upset them. Don't know what Kate was doing, but while the area was being investigated, Gerry was fetching visitors from the airport. They weren't sitting by the phone waiting for news.

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Post  Guest on Thu 29 May - 12:03

Biggest tell for me was the little girl in the ice cream parlour in Belgium (27 July 2007 in Tongeren).  They even took her milkshake bottle and did DNA tests on it.  But the McCanns weren't in Belgium, they were in a TV studio in Germany.  I'd have dropped everything and been right there if I'd thought for a minute that that might have been my child.

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Post  chrissie on Thu 29 May - 12:08

I remember that Anna, they were in Morocco . They just carried on with their trip as normal and doing TV interviews.

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id78.html

Monday 11 June 2007

Kate and Gerry spend the day in Rabat with meetings, interviews and a press conference, in what has now become a familiar routine.

An anonymous letter and map are received in the offices of The Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, which claim to show where Madeleine is buried. The reporters immediately contact police and hand over the documents. A decision is made not to publish the map or hand it over to third parties.
Tuesday 12 June 2007

Kate and Gerry spend another day in Rabat with further meetings and a visit to the National Observatory for Children's Rights, where they were greeted by about 150 children waving posters of Madeleine.

It is believed that Kate and Gerry were informed this afternoon (?) about the anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf claiming to show where Madeleine is buried.

Kate and Gerry do further interviews for ITV and Sky.

Letter analysed by Amsterdam police and PJ notified.
Wednesday 13 June 2007

In the morning, Kate and Gerry make a private visit to the Minister for Religious Affairs.

The anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf is published and the McCanns express their disappointment that the contents of the letter have been published before being fully investigated by Portuguese police.

Gerry says: "Now we have to go through everything as if it is a certainty that Maddie is dumped. We are bombarded with questions from shocked friends, contacts and journalists from all over the world. While it is all for nothing and we will not get our child back with this. We know that a big, international action like ours has its shadow side and attracts idiots."

Map that was sent to The Telegraaf, claiming to show where Madeleine is buried, is received by police in Portugal.

They return to Praia da Luz in the afternoon and attend the local church for prayers at night.

Letter is now with PJ. McCanns told in afternoon?


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Post  chrissie on Thu 29 May - 12:12

Iris wrote:Biggest tell for me was the little girl in the ice cream parlour in Belgium (27 July 2007 in Tongeren).  They even took her milkshake bottle and did DNA tests on it.  But the McCanns weren't in Belgium, they were in a TV studio in Germany.  I'd have dropped everything and been right there if I'd thought for a minute that that might have been my child.

And they headed to Huelva a few days later....

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Post  almostgothic on Thu 29 May - 12:22

Ben Needham's mother flew to Greece to witness the Greek dig.
Compared with the wealth, resources and support from hired help and powerful people enjoyed by the McCanns, she didn't have two ha'pennies to rub together.

She even thought the experience might break her.

BUT SHE DID IT ALL THE SAME.

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Post  Panda on Thu 29 May - 12:26

Scotland Yard have sent formal requests to search two other plots of land - making a total of five - but the letters have not yet reached police in the Algarve capital Faro."

I hope the Portugese Police refuse, if SY have their way half of PDL will be dug up!!!!! Who actually thought that after all these years Madeleine's body could be buried in PDL?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 29 May - 12:26

almostgothic wrote:Ben Needham's mother flew to Greece to witness the Greek dig.
Compared with the wealth, resources and support from hired help and powerful people enjoyed by the McCanns, she didn't have two ha'pennies to rub together.

She even thought the experience might break her.

BUT SHE DID IT ALL THE SAME.

And when Ben first went missing, she stayed on the Greek island, searching. She was forced to leave when she could no longer afford to eat. No consular assistance; no spokesperson. Nothing!

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Post  weissnicht on Thu 29 May - 13:32

chrissie wrote:I remember that Anna, they were in Morocco .  They just carried on with their trip as normal and doing TV interviews.

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id78.html

Monday 11 June 2007

Kate and Gerry spend the day in Rabat with meetings, interviews and a press conference, in what has now become a familiar routine.

An anonymous letter and map are received in the offices of The Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, which claim to show where Madeleine is buried. The reporters immediately contact police and hand over the documents. A decision is made not to publish the map or hand it over to third parties.
Tuesday 12 June 2007

Kate and Gerry spend another day in Rabat with further meetings and a visit to the National Observatory for Children's Rights, where they were greeted by about 150 children waving posters of Madeleine.

It is believed that Kate and Gerry were informed this afternoon (?) about the anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf claiming to show where Madeleine is buried.

Kate and Gerry do further interviews for ITV and Sky.

Letter analysed by Amsterdam police and PJ notified.
Wednesday 13 June 2007

In the morning, Kate and Gerry make a private visit to the Minister for Religious Affairs.

The anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf is published and the McCanns express their disappointment that the contents of the letter have been published before being fully investigated by Portuguese police.

Gerry says: "Now we have to go through everything as if it is a certainty that Maddie is dumped. We are bombarded with questions from shocked friends, contacts and journalists from all over the world. While it is all for nothing and we will not get our child back with this. We know that a big, international action like ours has its shadow side and attracts idiots."

Map that was sent to The Telegraaf, claiming to show where Madeleine is buried, is received by police in Portugal.

They return to Praia da Luz in the afternoon and attend the local church for prayers at night.

Letter is now with PJ. McCanns told in afternoon?

gerry moaned about the letter, before it was published, and he changed the date later. He moaned that the Telegraaf should have asked him before publishing it...I asked the paper........they DID ask mccanns before..(maybe that's why the delay for print/change of date by gerry)
and funny enough...Telegraaf got the letter short after mccanns were in Amsterdam.
I wonder....................why that letter didn't bother mccanns at all..except 'play victims' for the press ............again.

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Post  Keela on Fri 30 May - 12:35

malena stool wrote:If there is any remains found they would likely be in the Blue tennis bag that the parents never had with them.

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As this blue tennis bag appears in pictures and is obviously no figment of the imagination, why do they keep insisting that it didn't exist.

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Post  tanszi on Fri 30 May - 12:41

because they may think so few people have seen the photos in the PJ files.

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Post  almostgothic on Fri 30 May - 12:53

Thursday, 29 May 2014
Disintegration Diary

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/

A snippet:

Stop Press!
Apparently Kate and Gerry McCann won't be at the digging sites. A pal says "they may not be present but they'll be checking every half an hour."

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Post  LJC on Fri 30 May - 14:56

almostgothic wrote:Thursday, 29 May 2014
Disintegration Diary

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/

A snippet:

Stop Press!
Apparently Kate and Gerry McCann won't be at the digging sites. A pal says "they may not be present but they'll be checking every half an hour."

Would that be sober or not though?

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Post  almostgothic on Wed 4 Jun - 8:19

Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Madeleine McCann Digging for the TRUTH?

http://spudgunsspoutings.blogspot.de/2014/06/madeleine-mccann-digging-for-truth.html

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Post  mossman on Wed 4 Jun - 8:37

Keela wrote:
malena stool wrote:If there is any remains found they would likely be in the Blue tennis bag that the parents never had with them.

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As this blue tennis bag appears in pictures and is obviously no figment of the imagination, why do they keep insisting that it didn't exist.



Clarrie said they returned home with everything except Madeleine, insinuating they did not bring the bag in the first place. What if they borrowed this bag from another Tapas member ? Then Clarrie is speaking the truth (in as much as Clarrie speaks the truth). So telling us they do not own a bag, or they did not bring one with them, is not the same as saying I at no point had a blue bag big enough to hide a tennis racquet in my wardrobe.

With the whole group like a team setting off to the Olympics with the array of sporting activities they were going to undertake, surely one of them had a bag.

Such a pity airport CCTV cannot be seen.

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Post  almostgothic on Thu 5 Jun - 18:27

Official Find Madeleine Campaign
To those commenting on why Gerry and Kate are not in Portugal, it's because they were asked to not go there. Please let the police do their job.

And anyone posting their sanctimonious comments about leaving children alone will be banned. No questions asked. We've heard it all before. ENOUGH with the judging.

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They were asked not to go?

Who by?
Next door's cat?
The woman at the post office?
Donald Duck?

As for the last bit, it reflects once again the depressing nature of the McCann parenting ethos.

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