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McCann case:"Anger over new suspect"

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McCann case:"Anger over new suspect"

Post by NickE on 05.11.13 20:22

"When Scotland Yard launched its Madeleine McCann investigation, it called for ‘restraint’ from the British media. 
Meanwhile, a Portuguese law forbids police here from divulging inside information about on-going criminal investigations. 
So how come newspapers in both Britain andPortugal have identified and published sensational stories about another implausible ‘prime suspect’ in this case?
The stories are causing outrage, especially among relatives of the now deceased ‘suspect,’ but also in the much wider community in Portugal.
Hard on the heels of reports in the UK that police were looking variously for a paedophile gang, foreign perverts, gypsy robbers, 
English cleaners and some fair-haired individuals possibly from Germany or Holland, 
the Portuguese tabloid Correio da Manhã last week began publishing a series of articles claiming police were investigating an African man.
The ‘new suspect’ was a former employee of the resort where the McCanns stayed in 2007. 
Phone records placed him near Praia da Luz at the time. As an immigrant from the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde,
he was living with his partner and their son in the nearest town, Lagos. He was arrested in 1996 for petty theft, but had no record of any serious offence.
The Correio da Manhã stories were copied and in some cases embellished in many British and other foreign newspapers.
 The Daily Express, for example, claimed the suspect was “a violent thug who was a threat to children.
” It gave a Portuguese ‘police profile’ as the source of this information.
In many of the regurgitated reports, Portuguese detectives were said to be examining the possibility that the ‘suspect’ had kidnapped Madeleine in an act of revenge against his former employers for his dismissal a year earlier.
This idea made no sense at all, said the brother of the Cape Verdean's Portuguese partner. 
“It wasn’t as if what happened there with him losing his job destroyed his life. He got work elsewhere soon afterwards.”
A Portuguese TV reporter calmly and sensibly described the recently discovered information about the man’s cell phone use as “a loose end that needs to be tied up.”  
But the British tabloids went overboard.
 More personal details about the man emerged, including his name.
 The Daily Mirror published a close-up photograph - but of course he looked nothing like either of the five-year-old e-fit images released by Scotland Yard three weeks ago.
The ‘new suspect’ died in a tractor accident in the north of Portugal in 2009, two years after Madeleine disappeared. 
There is that old saying, “you can’t defame the dead,  but what about the torment and humiliation these stories have inflicted upon those left behind?
This again raises serious questions about the workings and integrity of both the press and the police. 
How and why did details of this individual and the Polícia Judiciária’s interest in him become available? Has this man really become ‘key’ to the investigation, or is something else afoot here?
The  suspect’s widow told the Portuguese weekly newspaper, Sol: “It is disgusting that they are now trying to set up a dead man as a scapegoat.”
The Federation of the Organisations of Cape Verde based in Lisbon also believes the dead man is being used as a scapegoat. It described the allegations against him as “shocking” and “not credible.”
The truth about this matter needs to be told.
 Sadly, the truth about many aspects of this extraordinary six and a half year old mystery is as cloudy as ever".

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Re: McCann case:"Anger over new suspect"

Post by Guest on 05.11.13 20:45

I applaud you, NickE, from  my heart
@NickE wrote:"When Scotland Yard launched its Madeleine McCann investigation, it called for ‘restraint’ from the British media. 
Meanwhile, a Portuguese law forbids police here from divulging inside information about on-going criminal investigations. 
So how come newspapers in both Britain andPortugal have identified and published sensational stories about another implausible ‘prime suspect’ in this case?
The stories are causing outrage, especially among relatives of the now deceased ‘suspect,’ but also in the much wider community in Portugal.
Hard on the heels of reports in the UK that police were looking variously for a paedophile gang, foreign perverts, gypsy robbers, 
English cleaners and some fair-haired individuals possibly from Germany or Holland, 
the Portuguese tabloid Correio da Manhã last week began publishing a series of articles claiming police were investigating an African man.
The ‘new suspect’ was a former employee of the resort where the McCanns stayed in 2007. 
Phone records placed him near Praia da Luz at the time. As an immigrant from the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde,
he was living with his partner and their son in the nearest town, Lagos. He was arrested in 1996 for petty theft, but had no record of any serious offence.
The Correio da Manhã stories were copied and in some cases embellished in many British and other foreign newspapers.
 The Daily Express, for example, claimed the suspect was “a violent thug who was a threat to children.
” It gave a Portuguese ‘police profile’ as the source of this information.
In many of the regurgitated reports, Portuguese detectives were said to be examining the possibility that the ‘suspect’ had kidnapped Madeleine in an act of revenge against his former employers for his dismissal a year earlier.
This idea made no sense at all, said the brother of the Cape Verdean's Portuguese partner. 
“It wasn’t as if what happened there with him losing his job destroyed his life. He got work elsewhere soon afterwards.”
A Portuguese TV reporter calmly and sensibly described the recently discovered information about the man’s cell phone use as “a loose end that needs to be tied up.”  
But the British tabloids went overboard.
 More personal details about the man emerged, including his name.
 The Daily Mirror published a close-up photograph - but of course he looked nothing like either of the five-year-old e-fit images released by Scotland Yard three weeks ago.
The ‘new suspect’ died in a tractor accident in the north of Portugal in 2009, two years after Madeleine disappeared. 
There is that old saying, “you can’t defame the dead,  but what about the torment and humiliation these stories have inflicted upon those left behind?
This again raises serious questions about the workings and integrity of both the press and the police. 
How and why did details of this individual and the Polícia Judiciária’s interest in him become available? Has this man really become ‘key’ to the investigation, or is something else afoot here?
The  suspect’s widow told the Portuguese weekly newspaper, Sol: “It is disgusting that they are now trying to set up a dead man as a scapegoat.”
The Federation of the Organisations of Cape Verde based in Lisbon also believes the dead man is being used as a scapegoat. It described the allegations against him as “shocking” and “not credible.”
The truth about this matter needs to be told.
 Sadly, the truth about many aspects of this extraordinary six and a half year old mystery is as cloudy as ever".

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Post by plebgate on 05.11.13 21:16

Thanks NickE.

Very, very good post. thumbup

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Post by Guest on 05.11.13 21:29

Isn't this from the Algarve Resident or Portugal News, can't remember which one now, I posted earlier?

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Post by NickE on 05.11.13 21:45

candyfloss wrote:Isn't this from the Algarve Resident or Portugal News, can't remember which one now, I posted earlier?
Sorry,forget the source.

"Portugal Newswatch"
"Reflections on current affairs in Portugal by journalist an author Len Por"

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Post by Guest on 05.11.13 21:46

http://algarvenewswatch.blogspot.co.uk

Yes, it's an article by Len Port who appears to be a member here though has not posted anything.

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Post by Guest on 05.11.13 21:47

Yes, that's the one, I did post earlier on Thread of Hope IIRC, but probably got lost in all the other posts, so perhaps better to let it have it's own thread.

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Re: McCann case:"Anger over new suspect"

Post by jeanmonroe on 05.11.13 21:52

ANGER AT MONTEIRO REPORTS
Portuguese-based Cape Verdean associations have reacted angrily to reports an immigrant thief has been blamed for Madeleine McCann's disappearance and death.

It emerged last week Euclides Monteiro, who died in a tractor accident in 2009, was a suspect.

A spokesman for a Cape Verdean association said: ‘The representatives of Cape Verdean associations in Portugal always defend the normal workings of justice and the idea that unlawful behaviour should be punished accordingly through the proper legal channels.

‘However we denounce the fact that this immigrant cannot defend himself from these accusations in the Madeleine McCann case which could, conveniently, remove blame from other people and ease some consciences.

‘We discover history repeating itself - with yet another Cape Verdian suspect and a community which feels once again smeared.’
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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487987/Madeleine-McCanns-parents-suspects-Portuguese-detectives-didnt-abandon-case.html#ixzz2joJXXOB7
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Disgusting, Ludicrous and Unhelpful.

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Post by Guest on 05.11.13 22:15

@PeterMac wrote:
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Now where did you find that blue bag, Peter?
You couldn't even hide a tennis racket in it ...
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Re: McCann case:"Anger over new suspect"

Post by sallypelt on 05.11.13 22:37

From Joana's blog:

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PJ investigates the past of a suspect who died four years ago

JN knows the man wasn't referenced during the investigation lead by the coordinators Gonçalo Amaral and Paulo Rebelo, which was archived in 2008. He came up during the reanalysis that was done for over two years by the PJ team from Porto and could fit in the “new evidentiary elements” referenced by the Attorney General's Office [PGR], which motivated the reopening.

The Portuguese investigation - there is another one ongoing in England - only has one orientation: that Madeleine was abducted from apartment 5 A where she was left alone along with her siblings, the twins, while the parents dined with friends.

At this stage E. Monteiro is not being considered as the main and only suspect of the crime - this was assured by several PJ sources contacted by JN. It's just a “loose end, a lead that needs to be followed so no one can blame the PJ for not following all leads”. In fact, the Cape-Verdean is not referenced for crimes of paedophilia or for kidnappings

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Just as I thought,. Monteiro is just one of the 41 "persons of interest". The PJ are tying up all loose ends so there is no comeback should this McCann saga ever reach the court.


The link to the full text:  http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2013/11/pj-investigates-past-of-suspect-who.html

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