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  • 06/06/2014 Luis Arriaga
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Reintegrate Dr. Gonçalo Amaral and reopen the famous judicial process, the McCanns will be held. The remains of the child are incinerated in Ferreira do Alentejo and former Inspector knows all the details.


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@russiandoll wrote:McCanns still claim Maddie safe despite body search
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Maddy age 12, photo-recontruction as Family still believe she is safe while Police hunt for body.

Police hunt for a body while the family insist that Maddie is still alive.


The McCanns are still holding out hope that their missing child, Maddie, is safe and unharmed despite the fact the Police are scouring scrubland for a body and other evidence around the resort where she disappeared from, seven years ago.
The McCanns still claim that “there is absolutely nothing to suggest that Madeleine has been harmed. Madeleine is still missing and someone needs to be looking for her”, the couple still insist on their campaigning website.
The couple understandably are seeking hope over expectation, as Metropolitan Police Officers scour locations and scrubland over three sites and nearly 15 acres of land for a body, or evidence of an abduction.
Criminologist Professor David Wilson, sadly told the Sunday World that in all likelihood, that Maddie is dead and was murdered with in 48 hours.
“Statistically, victims of abductions are killed with in 48 hours and the younger they are the more likely they are to be killed earlier. It is sad but that is what the figures say”, he said.
Although understandably, they appear to be in denial they have also have indicated that they are braced for developments, but the investigation by the Metropolitan Police appears to be driven by geographic crime profilers rather than any specific directed intelligence.
The search locations are all within a kilometer of the apartment 5a where Maddie was last seen.
The sites indicate that the authorities believe that she was snatched by an opportunist sex offender who took her took nearby wasteland to abuse and potentially kill and discard.
The sites are all within a distance where an offender could carry a child or where a child could walk.
“Seven years without our daughter, seven years without a big sister for Sean and Amelie. Sometimes we feel totally stuck for words. A lot of the time there are no words. Our situation seems as unbelievable as it did that very first night without Madeleine’, Gerry McCann has blogged.
With over 30 officers on site, including ground penetrating radar teams, specialist cameras for drain searches and even drone cameras for Ariel shots, the team is well resourced and have now got an extra week to conduct their crime review.
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Post by Guest on 07.06.14 12:24

@PeterMac wrote:Tony Stewart ‏@TellyTone 1h
A team if Brit officers begin another search in scrubland near the large drain #praiadaluz #mccann pic.twitter.com/xXfuSTQu7X

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Post by Guest on 07.06.14 12:25

@russiandoll wrote:Tom Parmenter Sky news... police using ground radar today and Portuguese police confirm that searches due to take place between PdL and Lagos

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Post by Guest on 07.06.14 13:38

@russiandoll wrote:Tom Parementer latest.... police search will be of area on the road to Lagos

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Post by Guest on 07.06.14 16:51

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.Madeleine McCann police to question 'several suspects'


A team of police searching scrubland Police continue to search scrubland near to where Madeleine McCann went missing


"Several suspects" are likely to be questioned in the "very near future" by officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Portuguese police have told the BBC.

It is understood UK police have already asked Portuguese authorities if they can speak to three people of interest.

But the Portuguese now say more than three suspects will be interviewed by their officers.

Madeleine was three when she went missing from Portugal in 2007.

Forensic teams have been examining a section of private scrubland in the Praia da Luz resort since Monday.

Portuguese police sources have told the BBC that no questioning of suspects will take place in the coming week.

They also said all interviews would be conducted by Portuguese police. British police will be allowed to sit in during the questioning, but they will not be allowed to intervene at any stage, they said.

Earlier the BBC learned that UK police had made a request to speak to three people of interest in one of three letters sent to Portugal's attorney general.

As the search continues Met Police officers have focused their attentions on two fresh areas within the 15-acre search site, where officers have cut back vegetation and used ground-penetrating radar.

They have also been examining the ground inside one marked-out area, covered with long grass.

Officers clearing scrubland Officers have cleared a number of areas of scrubland over the last six days
A police officer and a sniffer dog search scrubland Sniffer dogs are assisting police officers on the sixth day of their search
Officers pour water over the dogs to keep them cool during the search Officers pour water over the dogs to keep them cool during the search
An officer on horseback during the search Horses have also been involved with the search, carried out by both Met Police officers and Portuguese officers
'Encouraged'

British and Portuguese police were due to end their search on Friday but have been given permission to continue into next week.

As well as being granted a seven-day extension at the search site, officers also have permission to investigate two other areas.

The BBC understands officers are due to continue searching the first area until Sunday, when the operation will halt for two days to coincide with a Portuguese national holiday.

Officers are then expected to begin work at the two other areas of interest from Wednesday. Both sites are believed to be in the "Luz area".

On Thursday, Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, said they were "encouraged" by the progress made by police, in a statement on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page.

Map of the scrubland search area, Praia da Luz, Portugal
"We are being kept updated on the on-going work in Portugal and are encouraged by the progress. Thank you for continuing to stand by us and supporting our efforts to get Madeleine home," they said in their first comments since the police search began on Monday.

The search comes after the Met launched a fresh investigation into Madeleine's disappearance last July, codenamed Operation Grange.

In March, they said they were seeking an intruder who sexually abused five girls in Portugal between 2004 and 2006.

Detectives said the attacks had happened in holiday villas occupied by UK families in the Algarve.

And last month Scotland Yard said a "substantial phase of operational activity" in Portugal would start soon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27745593

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Post by Guest on 07.06.14 20:24

daffodil wrote:LATEST NEWS


Madeleine McCann suspects to be arrested soon, Portuguese police say
Three 'prime suspects' thought to be burglars who carried out raids in Praia da Luz when toddler disappeared





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[size=12]Detectives work with a sniffer dog at an area of scrubland in Praia da Luz. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Portuguese police sources have confirmed to the Observer that a number of suspects identified by Scotland Yard detectives will now be arrested "in the very near future" over the disappearance seven years ago of Madeleine McCann.
Police confirmed that "several people" had been identified by the Metropolitan police, who have had officers and two sniffer dogs in the Algarve all week searching a large area of scrubland close to the holiday apartment in Praia da Luz where the McCann family were staying when the three-year-old disappeared in May 2007. The search of that particular area, the Portuguese police source said, would end on Sunday and shift to another area.
It has been six months since the initial request by the Met for access to "three prime suspects" for questioning, although it is believed as many as eight could be on the interview list. It would be the first significant arrests in the case.
The three are thought to be burglars who may have carried out raids in the Portuguese holiday resort and live locally, although the Portuguese would not say whether the men had criminal records. The development comes after a cold-case review by British officers and involved the painstaking examination of hundreds of phone records from the area on the night when the toddler vanished from her bed as her parents ate supper with friends at a nearby restaurant.
On Friday, officers in Met police uniform were seen studying a flat area of ground at the opposite end of the area. They had previously focused on a hole covered in undergrowth. Forensics officers sifted through soil in large sieves inside a white tent set up to cover the void but nothing of interest has been found.
Portugal's attorney general's office said in January it had received an International Letter of Request in regard to "prime suspects" sent by British police investigating the disappearance. On Saturday, the source said there was still no date set for questioning to take place but they definitely wouldn't take place during the current search phase of the investigation, which they said would expand to new sites on Wednesday, culminating by "no later than next Friday".
Police also confirmed that all the suspects are still resident in Portugal and that interviews would take place at either of the two Algarve police stations, at Faro and at Portimao, and would be conducted by Portuguese detectives with their British counterparts allowed to sit in but not able to intervene.
The people police want to talk to will be immediately constituted as "arguidos" - a Portuguese term for someone who is a suspect, a term which garnered infamy when Madeline's parents, along with a man called Robert Murat, were given the status by Portuguese authorities. All three were cleared of being arguidos by a prosecutor in 2008.
Earlier this week, the Praia de Luz mayor, Victor Mata, has said the timing of last week's search – which coincides with the resort's busiest holiday period and brought dozens of journalists back to the area – "couldn't be worse". He said the area's tourism industry was suffering and local people were being "punished". Mata warned that if there are more searches in future, he would seek court action to try and stop them happening during peak summer period.
"The people of Luz are not against the searches for Madeleine but seeing as it's been seven years, they would have appreciated it if they could have started in a few months' time."
Kate and Gerry McCann released a statement on their website saying they are "encouraged by the progress" being made by search teams in Portugal.
Writing on their Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, the couple said: "We are kept updated on the ongoing work in Portugal," and added: "Thank you for continuing to stand by us and supporting our efforts to get Madeleine home."



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Post by Guest on 08.06.14 10:09

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Translation thanks to Joana:

News anchor - Gonçalo Amaral, the former coordinator of the Judiciary Police who once headed the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, lambasted the English police thesis and spoke of "farce and staged".

Gonçalo Amaral - There are English journalists who speak of a farce, of something that is being staged for the media, and perhaps there's nothing more than that. What is risky and very serious it's this attempt to produce a new thesis - the thesis that was divulged recently - of someone who commits a theft, gets scared by a 3-year-old child, murders the child for that reason and then whisks the body away, that to me sounds rather preposterous.


Does not look like Dr. Amaral has a lot of faith in the latest of SY's shows ruses activities

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Post by Guest on 08.06.14 10:11

@Markus 2 wrote:The search for Madeleine McCann is to move to scrubland around a water treatment plant where a prime suspect may have worked.
Portuguese police sources have revealed that British officers are due to start scouring the area near the resort of Praia da Luz on Wednesday.
A fingertip search of wasteland in the centre of Praia da Luz is due to be completed today.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651846/Search-Madeleine-McCann-new-site-hard-water-treatment-plant-linked-suspect.html#ixzz341l4DpHo
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Post by Guest on 08.06.14 10:14

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Police will this week move the search for her to an area of overgrown wasteland along the coast in Burgau
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This is NOT what the other papers have been saying.
All the others have been saying the area was to the East, along the road towards Lagos
Burgau is to the WEST, - where the phone pings were, and where other significant places are to be found.

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Post by Guest on 08.06.14 11:37

@Markus 2 wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/madeleine-mccann-latest-police-to-question-several-people-9505634.html

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann reportedly want to speak to "several people" in connection with the case.

According to the BBC, the Portuguese police have said a number of people are likely to be questioned in the “very near future”.


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Post by Guest on 08.06.14 21:28

Thanks to canada12 for pm'ing me this.......

Latest News

Post canada12 Today at 12:53 pm
LATEST NEWS

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/08/police-search-praia-de-luz-portugal-madeleine-mccann
Sun sets on week-long search for Madeleine McCann by British police
Locals come to terms with invasion of journalists and further disruption as detectives' investigation moves to new area

Josh Halliday and Brendan de Beer in Praia da Luz, Portugal
The Guardian, Sunday 8 June 2014 20.07 BST

British policemen searching a cordoned-off area of Praia da Luz for signs of madeleine mccann
British police working in the cordoned-off area in Praia da Luz. They uncovered a hidden shaft and what appeared to be a makeshift grave. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP

It began with British detectives on all fours scouring a hilly stretch of scrubland on the Algarve coast. But as the sun set on the first week of searches in Praia da Luz, the air of hopeful anticipation collapsed into acrimony as the parents of Madeleine McCann were forced yet again to plead for calm.

Police officers on Sunday night packed up and left a six-hectare (15-acre) site where they had focused their operations over the previous week. On Wednesday they will start again on two new areas near a campsite in the Portuguese village where Madeleine was last seen alive seven years ago.

For Kate and Gerry McCann, who were told by police not to visit Portugal while the searches were under way, the agony continues. As last week's searches drew to a close, they defied orders to keep a low profile and appealed to people to "refrain from spreading rumours and speculation based on inaccurate press reporting".

"We are kept updated on the ongoing work in Portugal and are encouraged by the progress," the couple said. "Thank you for continuing to stand by us and supporting our efforts to get Madeleine home."

The McCanns' rare public statement came after a tortuous week when the face of their missing daughter was again splashed across the front pages of newspapers at home in Britain and in Portugal, after a team of about 50 police officers cordoned off a dense stretch of wasteland a short walk from the holiday apartment where Madeleine disappeared on 3 May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday.

As the painstaking investigative work got under way, incremental developments came thick and fast. There was the chamber-like shaft beneath a scrap of corrugated iron where police found an item of clothing – but that later turned out to be a man's sock. Then there was a makeshift grave discovered by officers using ground-penetrating radar, a laptop-sized tool that detects any disturbance in the ground below. After that, the searches delved into the resort's underground sewerage network as detectives prised open at least three old manholes.

The police activity took place under the lenses of the world's media – and even when the work was concealed from the human eye, British and Portuguese media used a drone equipped with tiny cameras to ensure that nothing was left undocumented.

The insatiable appetite for details on the case has evidently not waned in the seven years since Madeleine went missing. But the tiny village of Praia da Luz is trying to move on. The little whitewashed church attended by the McCanns in 2007 has taken down its sun-bleached photograph of the then-three-year-old girl.

The mayor, Victor Mata, believes the locals here have come to terms with once again being the focus of the police investigation.

"What's been happening in the past week hasn't bothered anybody really. People can move freely, nobody's lives have been turned upside down because of this," he said. "The disruption is much less than we had foreseen.

"I don't think it has in any way changed the image of Luz. It's almost been uplifting in a sense, because all the press who have come from the UK have seen for themselves what a lovely place Luz is."

The villagers here may have acquiesced for now, but Carlos Marques, the landlord of an ersatz English pub opposite the church Our Lady of Light, said locals would "explode" in protest if the operation spread to two other parts of Praia da Luz as the resort approaches the peak holiday season.

"It's still nice and quiet here. What happened here once happened millions of times in other places like Britain," he said. What does he think of the current searches? "Pfft. Bullshit. People here complain that what they are doing is a load of crap. Nothing is going to happen there."

Marques is complimentary about the behaviour of the media this time around. "They don't complain about journalists anymore. What is more the problem is the big TV cars sometimes here in the square, but up the side street nobody cares. Lots of people don't get upset with people like you anymore."

Portuguese police warned before the searches began that the operation would be halted if it was obstructed by the media, but those concerns turned out to be unfounded.

The massed ranks of photographers and camera crews appeared to be on their best behaviour, although one harassed local called in police after his garden was overrun with journalists who scaled his tree and trampled his lawn in the pursuit of a shot of the excavation work.

One foreign TV correspondent was stopped by police for chasing after Scotland Yard's DCI Andy Redwood, but the vast majority of exchanges between journalists, police and locals were limited to a polite bom dia (good morning).

As the searches drew to a close for a seventh day, detectives appeared no closer to solving the mystery of what happened to Madeleine McCann.

The McCanns, meanwhile, are left once more to await news from the confines of their home in Rothley, Leicestershire, breaking their silence only to plead for calm in their very long and very public nightmare.

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@Watching wrote:http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2014/06/quote-of-day.html

Quote of the Day

8 JUNE 2014 | POSTED BY JOANA MORAIS LEAVE A COMMENT

«In that place the body would always decay. The issue with the bag is the following, Gerald McCann said at one point in time that he did not have any sports bag. Mark Harrison, an English expert, who did the planning of the searches that were carried out with the CSI dogs, of the cadaver odour and blood, at the ends of July, early August, puts forward that serious hypothesis - that the body was taken inside a sports bag, he speaks of a golf bag, of a sports bag – and indeed a sports bag existed. There are photographs taken inside the apartment [rented by the McCanns/5A] immediately after the disappearance, an hour later, and the sports bag is there, inside the closet and is of a darkish blue colour.

Thus, those photographs exist, contrary to what anyone can say that they did not own a sports bag – the sports bag was there. A sports bag, even though there wasn't any brand like “Adidas” in the bag, but it was a bag of that kind. So, what happened to that bag, what took place next, other situations ensued relatively to another bag, something that it’s not worth mentioning now here, there are people who also talk about a bag...

That cliff area is an important zone, several people talked about it, there were many important events that took place there, events that people saw and suspected, in the golf course area, in the path to the geodesic mark, all in that area. Therefore, it is an area where it is worthwhile to make a search again. But to be searched in the scope of an investigation that is reopened.» - Gonçalo Amaral.


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Latest interview with Dr Amaral - copied from Joana Morais - with thanks

http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t9792-latest-interview-with-dr-amaral-copied-from-joana-morais-with-thanks

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@Dutchgirl wrote:Madeleine: “No significant clues”, “imminent arrests likely” and “huge disappointment”

As Metropolitan police are due to move on to two new search sites in their high-profile ground search for clues into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, newspapers and television are reporting conflicting stories. The only certainty is that officers are taking advantage of the Bank Holiday in Portugal tomorrow to halt operations until Wednesday. After that, searches are set to continue until the following Saturday. The Daily Mail talks of a small water treatment sub-station, a derelict farmhouse and an abandoned well, while elsewhere there is talk about a plot opposite "a Brazilian-themed restaurant" on the old road into Lagos. All these sites are thought to be to the east of Luz. The Daily Star also talks about an area of overgrown wasteland along the coast in Burgau (to the west of Luz), while several news websites report on a story that maintains “Scotland Yard detectives will be arresting a number of suspects in the very near future”. It really depends on what you read. The Daily Star quotes a Portuguese police source as saying British police are “hugely disappointed” that they have not been able to “find new leads” in this massively expensive police exercise. “The confidence in the success of the operation diminishes with each hour that passes,” the source told the tabloid. “The faces of the English police don’t hide their disappointment”. But for now at least, the faces of the English police will most likely be pointing towards the Algarve sun as they reportedly set about enjoying two days of R&R before returning to work on the search for the little girl who went missing seven long conjecture-filled years ago. - See more at: http://portugalresident.com/madeleine-%E2%80%9Cno-significant-clues%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%9Cimminent-arrests-likely%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Chuge-disappointment%E2%80%9D#sthash.0UbCDbj8.UTCzfKsK.dpuf

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@tasprin wrote:Portugal Newswatch

Reflections on current affairs in Portugal by journalist and author Len Port.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The McCann case: opposing opinions

In the midst of the latest phase in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Sky News presenter Kay Burley entered the fray with an article in the Daily Mirror in which she castigated “conspiracy theorists” and “haters” of Madeleine’s parents.

Burley, a reporter and newsreader of long standing, wrote: “I am absolutely staggered by the number of people on social media who think they know exactly what happened to little Madeleine. Conspiracy theorists believe that it’s only a matter of time before the McCanns are held culpable for their daughter’s disappearance.”

Burley went on to dismiss criticisms of Kate McCann’s refusal to answer questions put to her by Portuguese police, and to belittle what many have read into the findings of cadaver dogs in the McCanns holiday apartment and a hire car they used.

“Easy to dismiss such claims as Looney Tunes, but even a national newspaper was guilty of claiming the McCanns know more than they have told the police,” wrote Burley.

“As a mother I am offended and appalled by such unfounded allegations.

“Every morning the McCann’s must wake up only to be smothered by a blanket of guilt. ‘ If only we’d done this…’

“They have always held on to the hope that Madeleine will be found alive.

“So as the search continues, please ignore the haters and think instead of two desperate parents hundreds of miles away sitting by the phone and hoping against hope that nothing is found this time.”

This heartfelt standpoint exemplifies one of the most contentious features of this extraordinary case. In the absence of indisputable evidence, two conflicting schools of thought have developed about what happened to Madeleine: one that she was abducted, the other that she died inadvertently in the apartment and her parents were somehow involved in a cover-up.

There was no proof either way in 2007 and there is none today, but it is human nature to adopt a preferred line of probability depending on one’s logical and emotional approach.

It is true that many people hiding in the safety of anonymity or pseudonyms make abhorrent, highly abusive comments on internet sites. In the absence of legal options, indeed they should be ignored.

The trouble with Kay Burley’s condemnation, however, is that in its broad sweep it fails to recognise that many of those who do not accept as a given fact that Madeleine was abducted are not “haters.”

Some of the McCann doubters and critics have probably studied this case in more depth and for longer than most mainstream media journalists in Britain.

They are aware, for example, that back in May 2007 no trace was found of a break-in or a burglary, let alone a kidnapping, at the apartment from which Madeleine went missing.

Well-informed sceptics want the truth to emerge so that justice can finally be done. Their reasoned arguments and conclusions are worthy of serious consideration.

Not everyone believes what they hear on television news channels or read in newspapers. ‘Churnalistic’ and seemingly servile coverage of this case gives rise to distrust.

While there is genuine compassion for Madeleine’s devastated parents, a great many Portuguese mothers are offended and appalled by the repercussions in this country of leaving Madeleine and her siblings alone that fateful night.

The reputations of the Portuguese judicial police, the original lead detective and a range of innocent ‘suspects’ have been blackened in the British media over the years.

To cap it all, the Algarve has been cast recently as a hotbed of paedophilia and the ordinary folk dependent on tourism for their livelihood in Praia da Luz have been subjected to the crass timing of the current search operations.

Obviously this case has been a very public and impassioned one, but simplistic rants in the mainstream or social media are not helpful.

One indisputable fact is that no matter how much anyone sympathises with or is critical of Kate and Gerry McCann, it is still far from clear exactly what happened to their daughter.

Sadly, it is looking increasing unlikely we shall know any time soon.

At the end of a TV interview at the weekend, former Chief Inspector Gonçalo Amaral, who believes Madeleine died in the apartment, was asked: “Will we ever find out what really happened that night?”

He replied: “Yes, we will. When MI5 opens the case files we will find out. Don’t forget that the British secret services followed the case right from the beginning. On location.”

Amaral did not predict how long it would be before that information became available.

Praia da Luz, the unlikely scene of such an extraordinary mystery.
http://algarvenewswatch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/the-madeleine-case-opposing-opinions.html?spref=tw

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@sharonl wrote:Madeleine McCann: New Search 'Will Be Useful'

Police are edging closer to understanding what happened to the youngster, a top Portuguese lawyer tells Sky News.

3:24am UK, Tuesday 10 June 2014

Madeleine McCann
Searches will resume on a new site near Praia da Luz on Wednesday


Police search an area of Praia da Luz for missing Madeleine McCann

Officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have taken down cordons around an area of scrubland they have been searching for the past week. Sky's Tom Parmenter reports from Praia da Luz.

Video: Madeleine Search Site Closed Down
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By Tom Parmenter, Sky Correspondent, in Praia da Luz

The renewed searches in Praia da Luz will be "useful" in understanding what happened to Madeleine McCann, a former Portuguese attorney general has told Sky News.

Pinto Monteiro, who was in post when Madeleine disappeared in the resort of Praia da Luz in May 2007, explained that he believed the Portuguese and British are working professionally together in the latest phase of the investigation.

"All investigations deemed to discover what happened to Madeleine will be useful - we need to establish some certainty as to what happened," he said.
The site where police have been digging for evidence.The site of digs in Praia da Luz
He added that the case was a complex criminal investigation due to "hundreds of false directions, hundreds of false statements … some were well-intentioned and others just malicious".

Specialist teams have spent the past week on new searches.

Monday was a rest day for the detectives and search staff who will move their focus onto a new site on Wednesday. Today is a national holiday in Portugal.

The scrubland they cordoned off for the past week is once again open; most of the holes dug have now been filled back in.
The site where police have been digging for evidence.A discarded police bag on scrubland where searches finished at the weekend
A discarded Metropolitan Police evidence bag is one of the few items the teams have left behind.

The detectives have not revealed what intelligence led them to conduct the searches on the land which now seems to have been discounted from their investigation.

Portuguese police sources confirmed to Sky News that the next searches on Wednesday will take place on sites just outside Praia da Luz.

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@Clare wrote:The Portugal News: New search locations near campsite, just outside PdL
http://theportugalnews.com/news/madeleine-mccann-new-searches-begin-for-clues/31812?

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Cherry Blossom wrote:Madeleine McCann Police Search New Site

By Tom Parmenter, Sky Correspondent, in Praia da Luz
A new site has been cordoned off as detectives continue their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The land just outside the resort of Praia da Luz on the Algarve was taped off early this morning by Portuguese police ahead of the British team's arrival.

Within an hour, British police were back out on the ground and searching the new area which lies on the road between Praia da Luz and the town of Lagos and sits behind a water treatment plant.

It is likely detectives will use many of the same techniques used last week on the other area they worked on with sniffer dogs and radar equipment in their renewed attempt to see if there is anything at the new site which could help explain what happened to the youngster.

Madeleine vanished from a holiday apartment in the resort in May, 2007, while her parents Gerry and Kate were dining with friends nearby.

The couple from Rothley, Leicestershire, said last week: "We are kept updated on the ongoing work in Portugal and are encouraged by the progress."

The new searches come after the initial scrubland site in Praia da Luz was wound down on Sunday evening.

Specialist teams had scoured the ground for seven days using radar equipment, police sniffer dogs and forensic archaeologists, but it is not thought that they found anything of significance to the investigation.

One police officer told Sky News as he left the site that the new searches would be "more of the same".

Portuguese police sources have said a series of suspects will be questioned in the near future once the searches have concluded.

Scotland Yard has refused to reveal what intelligence led them to the search areas or to give any updates on their progress.

http://news.sky.com/story/1279830/madeleine-mccann-police-search-new-site

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Re: UPDATES ONLY ON DIGGING AND ACTIVITY IN PDL

Post by Guest on 11.06.14 9:08

@jozi wrote:
@fossey wrote:
@Dutchgirl wrote:Tom Parmenter reporting and its shows:

The locals have been tagging the walls - tagging says "English Police - stupid" tagging done in bright red spray paint on a yellow wall - think it is a private residence on or around OC Club.
Wow, what are Sky News up to showing its viewers this ?

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Post by Guest on 11.06.14 12:40


Madeleine McCann Police Bring In Sniffer Dogs


Scotland Yard detectives bring in sniffer dogs while scouring a new area near a water treatment plant outside Praia da Luz.


http://news.sky.com/story/1279830/madeleine-mccann-police-bring-in-sniffer-dogs

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Re: UPDATES ONLY ON DIGGING AND ACTIVITY IN PDL

Post by Guest on 11.06.14 12:42


martin geissler @mmgeissler · 49m

I understand police have unearthed "an object" at the new search site this morning, it's been sent away for analysis. #McCann




martin geissler @mmgeissler · 48m

Cordon at second search site now being removed. I'm told focus will shift to "location 3" this afternoon. #McCann




martin geissler
‏@mmgeissler Important to note that lots of "pieces of evidence" were removed from the first search area last week. #mccann









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Post by Guest on 11.06.14 13:55

@PeterMac wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/madeleinemccann/10891879/Madeleine-McCann-search-stupid-British-police-face-backlash-from-Portuguese-locals.html


Madeleine McCann search: 'stupid' British police face backlash from Portuguese locals
Graffiti describing British police as 'stupid' and accusing Kate and Gerry McCann is scrawled on a wall after officers began searching a second site

By Alice Philipson1:02PM BST 11 Jun 2014
The Madeleine McCann investigation is facing a backlash from Portuguese locals as officers begin searching a second site.
Graffiti slurring the McCann family and describing British police as "stupid" appeared scrawled on a wall opposite a new site being investigated.
Sniffer dogs are being used on the area near where Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal seven years ago after a fresh area of land was cordoned off by police in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz at first light this morning.
The words "policia ingesa [sic] estupidos" appeared on a nearby wall, as well as accusations against the McCanns, alleging they were responsible for her disappearance.
Two dogs from South Wales Police were seen with their handlers inside the cordon and appeared to be concentrating on a small area which has been marked out with police tape inside.

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Post by Guest on 11.06.14 17:54

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@sofieellis wrote:BBC News channel has just announced that the British police search is over in Praia de Luz. The news has apparently come from the Portuguese police.

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