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Post by stillsloppingout on 13.05.14 11:22

I like the alleged abductor bit near the end !!

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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 12:41

@stillsloppingout wrote:
I like the alleged abductor bit near the end !!

and the suggestion re the need for clinical assistance!  spit coffee Come on Torres, tell us what you really think.

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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 14:31

Darn it, the article isn't available anymore  sad 

A reminder to members to, please, copy and paste articles rather than just post the link.

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Post by Woofer on 13.05.14 14:38

This one is though, sorry if it has already been posted :-
 
Madeleine: More twists and turns in the seven-year investigation

 
As Kate and Gerry McCann woke up to the 11th birthday of their missing daughter Madeleine, news reports brought some bizarre new twists in the high-profile seven-year investigation.
According to Expresso newspaper, the Public Prosecutor has at last served papers on South-African businessman Stephen Birch - the man who hit the headlines in 2012 after declaring that he had found Madeleine's body, using ground-penetrating radar, on a private property in Praia da Luz.
As newspapers wrote at the time, Birch had no authorisation to search the property and had done so under cloak of darkness.
Now, the Public Prosecutor has apparently charged him with the crime of "intrusion in an area fenced off from the public, punishable with a maximum jail term of three months in prison," claims Público.
Birch is reported to be ready to come to Portugal for the trial, and continues to maintain that Madeleine's body lies 500 mm below the surface of a newly-laid driveway, metres from the Ocean Club apartment from which she went missing.
In time with this latest twist - and while British tabloids were running old stories of a 68-year-old paedophile being interviewed in jail - Portugal’s tabloid equivalent, the Correio da Manhã, revealed that the PJ police has sanctioned the Met’s request for searches of various sites in Praia da Luz, but has not yet decided “whether the means to be used will be exclusively English”.
“Scotland Yard wants to use geo-radar and sniffer dogs, as well as British forensic teams,” writes Sol website. “But the decision is in the hands of the PJ, which also has radar, bought four years ago, able to capture images in the subsoil”.
The radar has already been used in a number of cases, including during searches for the bodies of the victims of “King Ghob”, adds Sol (Francisco Leitão, a.k.a. Rei Ghob, is currently serving 25 years for the murders of four young Portuguese).
“If the geo-radar detects something suspicious,” digging will follow, Sol affirms. “The objective is to find Madeleine’s body or other clues, like items of clothing or weapons.”
Nonetheless, the website contends that the PJ has already done a thorough search of all these sites and come up empty-handed.
Meanwhile, TV commentator and critic Eduardo Cintra Torres has criticised the Madeleine razzmatazz that seems to have been stirred up by Scotland Yard in the past two weeks.
Talking on CMTV, Torres claims that Madeleine cop DCI Andy Redwood needs psychological evaluation.
“I look at him, and I just think ‘this man wants to appear on TV’,” Torres told CMTV news anchor João Ferreira.
“With so many children disappearing in England, did he choose the Maddie case because he would appear on television?
“Why are the Portuguese police being subservient to this mockery?” He added. “We need to ask, what exactly is going on? This is all just ridiculous. Just a way of showing off.”
Torres contentions have been echoed elsewhere with critics suggesting the British police are trying to justify the millions spent so far by Operation Grange in the search for Madeleine’s alleged abductor. Others have suggested it is an election ploy of the British government in the run-up to the European elections.
As journalist Len Port writes in his latest blog (www.algarvenewswatch.blogspot.pt) onlookers wonder whether the endless twists and turns in the investigation will simply send it into oblivion.
But whatever the motivation for these latest stories, Torres claims it is “shameful for the Portuguese state to allow the mediatisation of an investigation that belongs to the Portuguese and not to the English.
“If we tried to do the same in England, would they allow it?” He asked. “Of course not!”
 
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Post by Clocker on 13.05.14 14:43

Yep, that's the same article with a new heading and Birch story added to it.

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Post by Woofer on 13.05.14 14:44

I wonder why the `Madeleine Birthday Brings More News` is not now available?

Perhaps the latest one is just a rehash of it.

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Post by frost on 13.05.14 14:47

also from the same website 

http://portugalresident.com/madeleine-case-nearing-a-crossroads

Madeleine case nearing a crossroads?

The Madeleine McCann case seems to have reached a critical juncture: police are planning to start a new phase in the investigation, but there is a very real risk it may collapse in disarray.
The paradox is explained by a fundamental difference in the way the Portuguese and British police go about their business.
The forthcoming investigative activities will be conducted by the Polícia Judiciária working on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.
The normal and preferred practice of the Met is to brief the media on an ongoing basis. They do not necessarily reveal full details, but pass on as much information as possible while still safeguarding operations.
The Met says this usually ensures that media coverage assists rather than damages an investigation.
The policy of the PJ is very different. It does not brief the media on current investigations. The Portuguese penal code forbids this in order to avoid releasing anything that might prejudice a case.
The PJ has made its position very clear to the Met and the Met has alerted the British media: there will be no briefings on the joint operation from either side.
The PJ has warned that if the British police do pass on information, or if journalists cause any disruption, the new phase of the Madeleine investigation will be closed, at least until any infringement is sorted out.
After talks with his PJ counterpart, the Met’s assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, fully accepted this. “We respect the Portuguese position as we would expect them to respect our position if we were carrying out work on their behalf in the UK,” he said in a letter to editors. “Collectively we all need to think carefully about our actions in this case.”
In a statement on Facebook last week, Kate and Gerry McCann said that “interference” by journalists in the latest phase of the investigation “not only makes the work of the police more difficult, it can potentially damage and destroy the investigation altogether – and hence the chances of us finding Madeleine and discovering what has happened to her.”
Just before the 7th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance on May 3, the British media were full of stories about a lone sexual predator assaulting British girls on holiday in the Algarve.
Immediately after the anniversary, the spotlight switched to ground searches planned for specific sites.
The Mirror started the rash of stories on the searches with a “world exclusive” headlined “Maddie cops to start digging up resort.” It reported a source close to the McCanns as saying that “Kate and Gerry have been told police will be conducting the searches in and around Praia da Luz as soon as they get the green light from Portuguese authorities.”
The Mirror’s unnamed source went on to say that Kate and Gerry “don’t believe police are acting on any new tip off. They just need to carry out their own digs, looking for any possible clues that Portuguese authorities may have missed on their previous searches.”
Reports followed in several papers about growing tensions between the Met and the PJ. The Met was frustrated by the slowness of the bureaucratic process needed to get the searches underway. The PJ was irritated not only by media briefings, but also by the nature of the new phase of the investigation.
The PJ is said to have dismissed the Met’s theory that Madeleine may have been abducted by a lone predator suspected of attacking British girls. Furthermore, the PJ is said to consider digging for evidence in Praia da Luz a waste of time.
A point the mainstream media almost never touch on is that a great many sceptical observers, privately or in online forums, seriously question why the Met and the British media do not budge from the abduction hypothesis. The sceptics also wonder if the investigation is going anywhere except into oblivion.
By LEN PORT
Follow Len Port’s views on current affairs at www.algarvenewswatch.blogspot.pt

- See more at: http://portugalresident.com/madeleine-case-nearing-a-crossroads#sthash.FGgZ5ltB.dpuf

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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 14:48

Thank you for copying it over here  thumbsup it's soooooo frustrating to click on a link and find the article has been whooshed!

I did look on mccannfiles to see if Nigel had it over there, but couldn't see it.

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Post by frost on 13.05.14 14:53

love the last bit 

A point the mainstream media almost never touch on is that a great many sceptical observers, privately or in online forums, seriously question why the Met and the British media do not budge from the abduction hypothesis.

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Post by Woofer on 13.05.14 14:57

I always take the truth to be the opposite of `what the McCanns say`.
 
So when I read  "The Mirror’s unnamed source went on to say that Kate and Gerry “don’t believe police are acting on any new tip off. They just need to carry out their own digs, looking for any possible clues that Portuguese authorities may have missed on their previous searches "
 
I re-interpret that as the police ARE acting on a tip off.

In fact I don`t think this latest dig/search would be undertaken unless there had been a tip off. In my opinion of course.

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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 15:04

Oops Sorry for not copying and pasting, Admin.

Looking at the article Frost has posted from the Portugal Resident, this appears largely the same one but now showing several additional extra paragraphs at the beginning as far as I can remember. Certainly the 'alleged abductor' phrase is in the same place and the 'psychological evaluation' piece is what appeared in the other one.

Deleted from it, as far as I can see, however, is the previous article's reference to another suspect whose name appeared in full and with it the remark that people at the jail where he was held had chanted and taunted him about being involved in the disappearance of Madeleine.

This has obviously been removed since. Perhaos Stillsloppingout can recall that paragraph as he/she posted a reply to that original article. Sorry not to have cut and pasted, Admin. Will do that instead next time.  thumbup

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Post by canada12 on 13.05.14 15:06

The paragraph that said he apparently ran a cleaning business in the Algarve at the time Madeleine went missing?

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Post by whatliesbehindthesofa on 13.05.14 15:10

MILLIE wrote:Oops Sorry for not copying and pasting, Admin.

Looking at the article Frost has posted from the Portugal Resident, this appears largely the same one but now showing several additional extra paragraphs at the beginning as far as I can remember. Certainly the 'alleged abductor' phrase is in the same place and the 'psychological evaluation' piece is what appeared in the other one.

Deleted from it, as far as I can see, however, is the previous article's reference to another suspect whose name appeared in full and with it the remark that people at the jail where he was held had chanted and taunted him about being involved in the disappearance of Madeleine.

This has obviously been removed since. Perhaos Stillsloppingout can recall that paragraph as he/she posted a reply to that original article. Sorry not to have cut and pasted, Admin. Will do that instead next time.  thumbup

The guy's name was Woodhouse. Can't remember any more than that. Very interesting that that paragraph has been removed.

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Post by Gillyspot on 13.05.14 15:17

Here is the original article in full.


As Kate and Gerry McCann woke up to the 11th birthday of their missing daughter Madeleine, news reports brought new twists in the high-profile seven-year investigation. The first is that Scotland Yard detectives have quizzed a 68-year-old convicted paedophile in his prison cell, reportedly about a cleaning business he ran in the Algarve at the time Madeleine went missing. Anthony Woodhouse is reported to have spent more than 10 years on the run in Portugal after raping a 14-year-old who subsequently became pregnant. After being grilled for over two hours by Met police, Woodhouse is understood to have been taunted by prison inmates chanting “Give her back”. As this latest twist in the long-running saga hit the British tabloids, Portugal’s equivalent, the Correio da Manhã, revealed that the PJ police have sanctioned the Met’s request for searches of various sites in Praia da Luz, but has not yet decided “whether the means to be used will be exclusively English”. Scotland Yard wants to use geo-radar and sniffer dogs, as well as British forensic teams, writes Sol website. But the decision is in the hands of the PJ, which also has radar, bought four years ago, able to capture images in the subsoil. The radar has already been used in a number of cases, including during searches for the bodies of the victims of ‘King Ghob’, adds Sol (Francisco Leitão, a.k.a. Rei Ghob is currently serving 25 years for the murders of four young Portuguese). “If the geo-radar detects something suspicious, digging will follow,” Sol affirms. “The objective is to find Madeleine’s body or other clues, like items of clothing or weapons.” Nonetheless, the news site contends that the PJ has already done a thorough search of all these sites and come up empty-handed. Meanwhile, TV commentator and critic Eduardo Cintra Torres has criticised the Madeleine razzmatazz that seems to have been stirred up by Scotland Yard in the past week. Talking on CMTV, Torres claims that Madeleine cop DCI Andy Redwood needs a psychological evaluation. “I look at him, and I just think ‘this man wants to appear on TV’,” Torres told CMTV news anchor João Ferreira. “With so many children disappearing in England, did he choose the Madeleine case because he would appear on television? “Why are the Portuguese police being subservient to this mockery?” He added. “We need to ask, what exactly is going on? This is all just ridiculous. Just a way of showing off.” Torres’ contentions have been echoed elsewhere with critics suggesting the British police are trying to justify the millions spent so far by Operation Grange in the search for Madeleine’s alleged abductor. Others have suggested it is an election ploy of the British government in the run-up to the European elections. Whatever the motivation, Torres claims it is “shameful for the Portuguese state to allow the mediatisation of an investigation that belongs to the Portuguese and not to the English. “If we tried to do the same in England, would they allow it?” He asked. “Of course not!”

 By NATASHA DONN news@algarveresident.com

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Post by Guest on 13.05.14 15:19

Thanks Gillyspot and all who pieced stuff together!

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Post by Woofer on 13.05.14 15:23

There is another thread on here somewhere mentioning an Anthony Woodhouse being questioned - anyway its here from the Huffington Post :-

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/12/madeleine-mccann-news-convicted-child-rapist-anthony-woodhouse-questioned-prison_n_5307999.html

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Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann reportedly spent two hours quizzing a convicted child rapist in his prison cell.
Anthony Woodhouse is being held at Channings Wood jail in Devon, where he is serving a 17-and-a-half year jail term.
The 68-year-old spent more than ten years in hiding in Portugal after raping and impregnating 14-year-old girl in Herefordshire, The Sun reports.

He gave himself up in 2008 claiming he felt “preoccupied with guilt every day.”
A source told the newspaper: “Officers took him into a private room for a good couple of hours.
“They were talking about how he was in ‘close proximity’ to where Madeleine disappeared. For days after he was quizzed, Woodhouse was abused by inmates. Whenever he walked down the corridor they’d chant, ‘Give her back, give her back.’”
Woodhouse was reportedly questioned in March about a cleaning business he was running in the Algarve when Madeleine went missing.
Madeleine, who was then nearly four, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3 2007, as her parents dined at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard told Huffington Post UK it would “not be providing a running commentary” on the investigation. "

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Post by ChippyM on 13.05.14 15:37

Evidently this Woodhouse bloke was such a talented cleaner he managed to erase every trace of evidence of him breaking into 5A!

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Post by lj on 13.05.14 19:39

Does Andy need some education about paedophiles?


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Post by Okeydokey on 13.05.14 20:39

@Woofer wrote:I always take the truth to be the opposite of `what the McCanns say`.
 
So when I read  "The Mirror’s unnamed source went on to say that Kate and Gerry “don’t believe police are acting on any new tip off. They just need to carry out their own digs, looking for any possible clues that Portuguese authorities may have missed on their previous searches "
 
I re-interpret that as the police ARE acting on a tip off.

In fact I don`t think this latest dig/search would be undertaken unless there had been a tip off. In my opinion of course.

I must say it's quite a good rule - tried and tested!  clapping1

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Post by Seek truth on 13.05.14 21:53

@whatliesbehindthesofa wrote:
MILLIE wrote:Oops Sorry for not copying and pasting, Admin.

Looking at the article Frost has posted from the Portugal Resident, this appears largely the same one but now showing several additional extra paragraphs at the beginning as far as I can remember. Certainly the 'alleged abductor' phrase is in the same place and the 'psychological evaluation' piece is what appeared in the other one.

Deleted from it, as far as I can see, however, is the previous article's reference to another suspect whose name appeared in full and with it the remark that people at the jail where he was held had chanted and taunted him about being involved in the disappearance of Madeleine.

This has obviously been removed since. Perhaos Stillsloppingout can recall that paragraph as he/she posted a reply to that original article. Sorry not to have cut and pasted, Admin. Will do that instead next time.  thumbup

The guy's name was Woodhouse.  Can't remember any more than that.  Very interesting that that paragraph has been removed.
The Sun newspaper had this story yesterday. Mentioned Woodhouse, jail and questioned for two hours, and had hidden in portugal for ten years and then taken to Australia. I think I read that they had discovered this story though.

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Post by Doug D on 13.05.14 22:23

I am sure this Woodhouse story is not a new story as I remember it from before.

However the name is not familiar which may be why I can't find the earlier stories. (Was the name previously withheld?)

The Daily Star had it yesterday & it's posted on another thread somewhere if anyone is really interested.

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Algarve resident article.

Post by PeterMac on 13.05.14 23:26

http://algarvenewswatch.blogspot.nl/2014/05/is-madeleine-case-at-crossroad.html?spref=tw
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Is the Madeleine case at a crossroad?
The Madeleine McCann case seems to have reached a critical juncture: police are planning to start a new phase in the investigation, but there is a very real risk it may collapse in disarray.
The paradox is explained by a fundamental difference in the way the Portuguese and British police go about their business.
The forthcoming investigative activities will be conducted by the Polícia Judiciária working on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.
The normal and preferred practice of the Met is to brief the media on an ongoing basis. They do not necessarily reveal full details, but pass on as much information as possible while still safeguarding operations.
The Met says this usually ensures that media coverage assists rather than damages an investigation.
The policy of the PJ is very different. It does not brief the media on current investigations. The Portuguese penal code forbids this in order to avoid releasing anything that might prejudice a case.
The PJ has made its position very clear to the Met and the Met has alerted the British media: there will be no briefings on the joint operation from either side.
The PJ has warned that if the British police do pass on information, or if journalists cause any disruption, the new phase of the Madeleine investigation will be closed, at least until any infringement is sorted out.
After talks with his PJ counterpart, the Met’s assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, fully accepted this. “We respect the Portuguese position as we would expect them to respect our position if we were carrying out work on their behalf in the UK,” he said in a letter to editors. “Collectively we all need to think carefully about our actions in this case.”
In a statement on Facebook last week, Kate and Gerry McCann said that “interference” by journalists in the latest phase of the investigation “not only makes the work of the police more difficult, it can potentially damage and destroy the investigation altogether – and hence the chances of us finding Madeleine and discovering what has happened to her.”
Just before the 7th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance on May 3, the British media were full of stories about a lone sexual predator assaulting British girls on holiday in the Algarve.
Immediately after the anniversary, the spotlight switched to ground searches planned for specific sites.
The Mirror started the rash of stories on the searches with a “world exclusive” headlined “Maddie cops to start digging up resort.” It reported a source close to the McCanns as saying that “Kate and Gerry have been told police will be conducting the searches in and around Praia da Luz as soon as they get the green light from Portuguese authorities.”
The Mirror’s unnamed source went on to say that Kate and Gerry “don’t believe police are acting on any new tip off. They just need to carry out their own digs, looking for any possible clues that Portuguese authorities may have missed on their previous searches.”
Reports followed in several papers about growing tensions between the Met and the PJ. The Met was frustrated by the slowness of the bureaucratic process needed to get the searches underway. The PJ was irritated not only by media briefings, but also by the nature of the new phase of the investigation.
The PJ is said to have dismissed the Met’s theory that Madeleine may have been abducted by a lone predator suspected of attacking British girls. Furthermore, the PJ is said to consider digging for evidence in Praia da Luz a waste of time.
A point the mainstream media almost never touch on is that a great many sceptical observers, privately or in online forums, seriously question why the Met and the British media do not budge from the abduction hypothesis. The sceptics also wonder if the investigation is going anywhere except into oblivion.

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Post by Gillyspot on 14.05.14 10:08

@PeterMac wrote:http://algarvenewswatch.blogspot.nl/2014/05/is-madeleine-case-at-crossroad.html?spref=tw
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A point the mainstream media almost never touch on is that a great many sceptical observers, privately or in online forums, seriously question why the Met and the British media do not budge from the abduction hypothesis. The sceptics also wonder if the investigation is going anywhere except into oblivion.

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Post by suzyjohnson on 14.05.14 10:33

I clicked on the first link, on this thread, and read the article, so it hasn't been deleted.

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