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Post  Annabel on Thu 3 Jul - 19:40

http://portugalresident.com/madeleine-latest-british-police-%E2%80%9Cback-to-where-they-were-seven-years-ago%E2%80%9D


Madeleine latest: British police “back to where they were seven years ago”

British police are said to be “near the end” of their latest efforts ongoing in Faro to uncover the truth behind Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. And this end, like all the others, seems to have brought them right back to the beginning. “We’re back to where we were seven years ago,” a police source is quoted by British tabloid the Daily Mirror.

The various “arguidos” (suspects) and witnesses interviewed over the last couple of days have not, apparently, revealed any new evidence - and have certainly not in any way corroborated the Metropolitan Police theory that Madeleine was taken in a botched burglary and then murdered, with her body buried close to the apartment in Praia da Luz from which she disappeared on May 3, 2007.

As commentators point out, it is almost too much to expect that anyone who was involved in the child’s disappearance would have stayed in the area for seven long years. Less likely even that they would have kept hold of any vehicle used to transport a dead body.

But if newspapers are to be believed, the arrival on Tuesday of Welsh sniffer dogs was designed to give the suspects’ cars a thorough sniffing.

SIC TV news carries a short report today showing Met officers walking through the streets of Faro with their packed lunches in plastic bags on Wednesday, and reports that the British diligences took much less time than they had expected. Almost the entire 10-man team was reported to have returned to their hotel, with some officers already said to have returned to UK.

The time allowed for this latest stage of the long-running Met investigation, which has so far spent at least €7 million, runs out tomorrow, and it is understood that a bid to get DNA from all four “arguidos” to match it with hairs found in the McCanns’ holiday apartment has run aground as it did not satisfy the requirements of Portuguese law.

According to the Daily Mirror, Portuguese police “rejected the request because it had not been sanctioned by a judge”.

Judicial issues were highlighted in Portugal’s popular tabloid, Correio da Manhã, today which claimed that the country’s authorities have been “used and abused” by British police.

“From chartered Air Force helicopter flights (to unveil graves dug seven years ago) to the return of the famous sniffer dogs and interrogation of ‘arguidos’ and witnesses… Can this all be justified?” queries university professor Rui Pereira, who adds that it is almost impossible to believe that the British police would do the same for Portuguese counterparts if the situation was reversed.

Pereira concluded that the whole case “shows a large dose of subservience” on the part of Portuguese authorities, with resulting “damage to our penal sovereignty”.

And as the Daily Mirror points out: A Portuguese source close to the investigation has claimed the interviews have produced no new leads.

He added: “We’re back where we were seven years ago.”

By NATASHA DONN news@algarveresident.

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Post  Chris on Thu 3 Jul - 20:15

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And as the Daily Mirror points out: A Portuguese source close to the investigation has claimed the interviews have produced no new leads.

He added: “We’re back where we were seven years ago.”




How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
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Post  Annabel on Thu 3 Jul - 20:18

  

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Post  interested on Thu 3 Jul - 20:25

Then go back to the beginning and start over by interviewing the parents who left three children under the age of four alone while they dined with their friends. And for God's sake read the Portuguese files and consider the alerts given by British sniffer dogs seven years ago.

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Post  kathybelle on Thu 3 Jul - 20:26

I don't understand why the PJ, are interviewing persons of interest to Operation Grange, when there is no proof that these people played any part in Madeleine's disappearance. There was no evidence of a burglary or an abduction, the only fingerprints, footprints etc., found in the McCanns apartment on the night she disappeared, belonged to the McCanns their children and their mates.

I don't understand why the PJ are pandering to the whims of Deadwood, when they should be insisting that the McCanns are brought over to PDL and questioned again.

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Post  Claudia79 on Thu 3 Jul - 22:11

The reason why they are back to where they were 7 years ago is because the solution lies exactly there, with those who were there seven years ago.

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Post  duncanmac on Thu 3 Jul - 22:40

" Prawn sandwich brigade from UK fail to solve mystery in 3 years"
And to think it only took "sardine munching " Mr Amaral 3 months to establish the truth.
Print that in our UK red tops.

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Post  Chris on Fri 4 Jul - 5:33

duncanmac wrote:" Prawn sandwich brigade from UK fail to solve mystery in 3 years"
And to think it only took "sardine munching " Mr Amaral 3 months to establish the truth.
Print that in our UK red tops.


At least the prawn sandwich brigade did it in style at £180 a night.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/387186/Madeleine-McCann-suspect-s-car-found-BURNT-OUT-with-TALK-scrawled-beside-it

Its good to see money is no object in leaving no old stone unturned.

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Post  wantthetruth on Fri 4 Jul - 5:47

They are really, really struggling to pin this on anybody, aren't they?
And the longer it goes on, the more annoyed the public gets.
They have backed themselves into the corner now.
What next? The only conclusion to draw is exactly what the paper implies, they are right back to square one, with the original suspects STILL in the frame.

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Post  kitti on Fri 4 Jul - 7:50


Madeleine McCann UK cops slammed by Portuguese politician for ''using and abusing'' his officers

Former Portuguese Home Secretary Riu Pereira claimed Portuguese authorities have been ‘subservient’ to the UK

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A former Portuguese Home Secretary has launched an astonishing attack on the UK police hunt for Madeleine McCann.

He claimed Portuguese police had been “used and abused” and ordered to work for the British.

His incredible outburst came as Scotland Yard detectives wound up the latest phase of their £5million probe into the little girl’s disappearance.

Four suspects and 11 witnesses have been quizzed this week by Portuguese police in Faro, watched over by the Met team from Operation Grange.

Specialist sniffer dogs from south Wales have also searched cars linked to the investigation.

Sources on the Algarve say the four-day operation has failed to produce new leads.

And now former government minister Riu Pereira has blasted the operation, calling it ‘absurd’ and claiming Portuguese authorities have been ‘subservient’ to the UK.

He said his country’s police officers had been used as “outsource workers”.


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In a newspaper column on Thursday he wrote: “The Portuguese authorities, especially the Policia Judiciaria, have been used and abused in the ambit of international judicial cooperation, to carry out work ordered by their British counterparts.”

He added: “From chartered Air Force helicopter flights, to search from above for holes opened seven years ago, to the return of the famous sniffer dogs, as well as quizzes of ‘suspects and witnesses’, everything has been done to satisfy the aims of our oldest allies. Is such deference justified?”

He asked: “The first question that occurs to me is simple. Would the British police do the same in identical circumstances?”

Before adding: “Of course not.”

He said Portuguese police were capable of conducting their own inquiry.

“This, therefore, is the the absurdity of the situation in all its splendour. In Portugal there’s a criminal investigation with the same objective, but our authorities are working, as exclusive outsource workers, for another country’s ongoing investigation.”

And he added: “Could it be that the reopening of the case in Portugal was simply designed to facilitate the cooperation of Portuguese police at the service of British police.

“If that is true, then there was ‘manipulation’ of the case. We can conclude, without making conjectures, that it reveals a good helping of subservience which prejudices our national sovereignty as a penal state.”

The article in Portuguese daily newspaper Correio da Manha by the former minister, who is now a university lecturer, followed claims by a source close to the investigation that this week’s four day operation in Faro had failed to produce a new lead.

He said: “We’re back where we were seven years ago.”

All four men who were interviewed this week are being treated as “persons of special interest” or arguidos.

They were invited to be interviewed but there have been no arrests.

 
Among those quizzed is a man whose car was torched near his flat nearly a year after Madeleine went missing just before her fourth birthday in May 2007.

Police have also searched at least one of the suspect’s homes.

It is understood the four men were each asked more than 250 questions, which were drawn up by the the Met officers.

They were quizzed about their movements, phone calls and text messages on the night Madeleine vanished at Praia da Luz in May 2007.

The UK’s Operation Grange team of up to a dozen officers is being led by Det Chief Insp Andy Redwood.

They are expected to return to Portugal later in the summer to resume their investigation.

Last month three areas of scrubland close to the holiday resort where the McCann family were staying were searched.

Further searches have not been ruled out.

Operation Grange detectives believe burglars killed Madeleine during a bungled break-in at her family’s holiday apartment and buried her body nearby.

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Post  Keela on Fri 4 Jul - 13:38

They are expected to return to Portugal later in the summer to resume their investigation.


What the hell are they going to be able to come up with that they haven't in the last 2(?) rounds of searches in Portugal. Do they feel that they will need another sunshine break come August/September. If I were them, I would resume their searches in late September/ early October when the heat has nearly gone out of the sun and it is a lot more pleasant!!!!!!!

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Post  kitti on Fri 4 Jul - 14:51

Desperate times means desperate means lol...it's SILLY season


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-cops-send-sniffer-3807955

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Post  kitti on Fri 4 Jul - 14:53

Shea alive....she's dead....she's alive....she's dead....she's alive..


She alive today ...

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Post  Guest on Fri 4 Jul - 15:27

According to the Mirror, "back to where they were 7 years ago" would be a shop. Only we're not told what sort of shop, or where. I'm assuming that PdL has more than one shop? And that they do clean, bleach, hoover and scrub shops at some point in a seven year period?

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Post  Keela on Fri 4 Jul - 15:29

PDL has lots of shops. All of them will have been cleaned in the last 7 years . Do these editors think we are stupid. Probably.

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Post  Guest on Fri 4 Jul - 15:34

Keela wrote:PDL has lots of shops. All of them will have been cleaned in the last 7 years . Do these editors think we are stupid. Probably.

Hate to imagine the states of their houses, if they're judging PT shopkeepers by their own standards.   

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Post  jinvta on Sat 5 Jul - 18:28

Chris wrote:
Annabel wrote:
And as the Daily Mirror points out: A Portuguese source close to the investigation has claimed the interviews have produced no new leads.

He added: “We’re back where we were seven years ago.”




How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Sherlock Holmes
 
Chris, that is exactly true. If this had been a burglary gone wrong, then most likely Madeleine's body would have been dumped near where she went missing. Usually the body is only well hidden when the perpetrators are known to the child and the body must disappear. SY seem to be systematically ruling out the "burglary gone wrong" theory, which we all know to be absurd in the first place, which should have never even been given consideration.
 
Just not sure how SY are going to dig themselves out of this hole that they have dug themselves into. They have become the laughing stock of the world with their theory of a "burglary gone wrong, child dies, steal only dead child" theory. When in history has this every happened? Anywhere!

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Post  comperedna on Sat 5 Jul - 18:47

Back to where they were seven years ago, eh? Good. At last! Well, ruddy well pick up where the proper investigation left off! Follow up the excellent work of G Amaral!.

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