5 May 2014

English search for Maddie's body in the Algarve


Intention of Scotland Yard was reported on Sunday night by the English press.

The English police want to dig in Praia da Luz, in the Lagos area, to search for the body of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who disappeared seven years ago.

The intention of Scotland Yard which was reported last night in the English press, will only be possible with the permission of the Portuguese authorities.

The British plan to use ground-radar equipment and send to Portugal a team of investigators specialized in the search of cadavers.

in Correio da Manhã, May 5, 2014

Update
Extract from Público newspaper

"(...) "Despite of the English investigators willingness the steps at stake must be authorized by the Portuguese authorities. A PJ source as assured to Público that the Attorney General's Office (PGR) has recently received a letter rogatory in which the British authorities require several steps that have not yet been authorized. The PJ has not confirmed if the request includes excavations.

In fact, the same source said that some of the proceedings, given their nature, should not be approved. The requests that are authorized can also take place on the ground with or without the presence of the English police investigators, stressed the PJ source. Público questioned the Attorney General's Office (PGR) that so far has not provided any clarification.

The process of inquiry into the disappearance of British girl was reopened in Portugal in October last year, but these steps planned by the British detectives will occur, possibly, only within the scope of the investigation in that country. (...)" .

Latest - Excavation approved by Attorney General's Office [PGR]. English allowed to make searches with ground-radar equipment and excavations only if need arises under PJ's supervision.

Related:
Mirror - Madeleine McCann cops to start digging up resort where she vanished 7 years ago
Guardian - Madeleine McCann: UK police travel to Portugal resort to oversee excavations
Diário de Notícias - Scotland Yard vai fazer escavações para encontrar Maddie
Público - Polícia inglesa vem a Portugal fazer escavações no caso Maddie


21 comments:

  1. And he said,suffer the little children onto me!

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  2. Madeleine's body won't be found . More waste of time and money no doubt . Then the McCanns will go on with their phoney search for the alive Madeleine .

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  3. I disagree, it is not a waste of time and money. So much is hinging on this investigation and the amount it is costing the taxpayers. There is no way they would authorize such a dig unless they had some pretty conclusive evidence. I think someone probably cracked and gave her first resting place. I don't think the body will still be there, but vestiges will be. What a birthday for this child it would be to finally be laid to rest properly.

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  4. "NOTICE : This morning at 10am, Stephen D. Birch received a registered letter containing papers from Portugals Ministerio da Justica in which both the state and Robert James Queriol Eveleigh Murat and Jenifer Na Murat are suing Stephen for tresspassing and the state is suing Stephen for unlawfully conducting an investigation under article 57 & 58 section 2,3 and 4 of the penal act... " https://www.facebook.com/diggingformadeleinmccann?fref=photo

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  5. Dear me, reading that NOTICE its beginning to look as though the UK media have got hold of the wrong end of the SHOVEL regarding these proposed digs.

    No surprises there then!

    Sandra Ryan.

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  6. Dear me, reading that NOTICE its beginning to look as though the UK media have got hold of the wrong end of the SHOVEL regarding the digging.

    No surprises there then!

    Sandra Ryan

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  7. There's a place in Barlavento where they should dig. It would take months and powerful excavators.

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  8. Pat Brown, Profiler, suggests digging at Monte do Jose Mestre the desolate are where Gerry McCann's phone "pinged".

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  9. Goodbye Kate and Gerry

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  10. Well the dogs smelt death and therefore it is logical to state that if a body was found the parents should be immediately arrested and questioned separately.

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  11. Why Barlavento, Anne? Always appreciate your take.

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  12. Barlavento is on the other side of the world. The body must be in Praia da Luz or Luz.

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  13. The Portuguese Police should conduct this investigation themselves and not let SY have anything whatsoever to do with it apart from making sure the Mcanns don't scarper like they did 7 years ago when they fled from Portugal . The Portuguese Police should apply for a warrant of arrest and make the horrible pair answer the questions they chose not to answer and let the law take its course The truth will prevail and the greed of the Mccanns to try and sue Dr Amaral will give the horrible pair their due , a bloody long holiday with hard labour for the two horrible "responsible" parents and the 7 accomplices and their friends in high places . Looks like the end of the con is neigh . Well done Joanna , Well done DR Amaral ,

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  14. Os McCanns perderam uma boa hora de terem ficado quietos. Bem feito! Irritaram constantemente o governo inglês, exigindo uma revisão do processo, jamais crendo que fosse acontecer!
    Entraram num tremendo cano. Bem feitíssimo. Aleluia!
    Quem sabe a menina está enterrada envolvida no cobertor cor-de-rosa ou dentro da valise que o Gerry perdeu?
    Se calhar alguém do Tapas denunciou o local do corpo.

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  15. Totally agree with the comment made by Anonymous #11. If "evidence" is unearthed, I trust all examinations will be done by Portuguese scientists. No more political interference.

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  16. Very true Anonymous#13 , This case would have been solved YEARS ago by the honest Police officer Dr Amaral , had it not been for interference from people in high places in the UK . Had it not been for the Greed of these two , they would have got away . Common sense would lead to prosecution of the parents one the face that the good Mrs REFUSED to answer questions put to her by the Police in Portugal , two the dogs EVIDENCE , three which normal parent would want a "spin doctor" or professional liar when their child goes missing , four which parent would be seen grinning like Cheshire Cats when their Child goes missing 9 DAYS after the event , This ALONE is enough EVIDENCE and the FACT they left their kids on their own to go on a drinking spree should have been all that was needed to Prosecute the McCanns for Neglect , All the money wasted by the UK Police to "investigate" this case is a joke , The Portuguese Police should PROSECUTE the lot of them including the Tapas 7 and the big wigs that PROTECTED these pair of vile unsavoury liars The End is neigh for the McCanns Mon Ami . DO THEM FOR NEGLECT AND AIDING AND ABETTING to start with and throw the might of the Law on them

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  17. I hope these two are at long last going to find out that "the truth is not negotiable" - a saying of the Pope whom they were so anxious to draw into their scam in the very earliest days.

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  18. I'd love to think that the " dig " will prove positive but doubt it . What's needed is a powerful whistleblower until then we can only speculate .

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  19. Eddie and Keela will be very happy to sniff round the second time I am sure and soon the world will get answers to this fiasco , Answers that would have been revealed 7 years ago , had the Portuguese Police been left in peace to do their job with no interference from the British Government . Once the people concerned are charged the Portuguese Government should apply for European warrants of arrest and take the big wigs who helped these two get away for so long with aiding and abetting . The good spokesman should be taken in for questioning too , once this lot of vile persons are Jailed the world will know that JUSTICE DOES WORK IF HONEST DECENT POLICE OFFICERS DO THEIR JOB WITH THE FEAR OF GOD AND ABIDING WITH THE LAW like was the case of Dr Amaral , till he was removed from office by interference !

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  20. Maybe they would be more successful looking for the fridge/freezer or whatever it was, that Dr Amaral says forensic evidence found had indicated was used at some time to store a cadaver.

    Then there is David Payne in his statement talking about a fridge in the McCanns' holiday apartment which had broken down, yet this was not mentioned by the McCanns?

    Was David Payne ever asked later to tell more about that fridge, or did the UK detectives interviewing him simply move on without thinking of the importance this could have on the case. They could surely have drawn out much more information instead of passing on to other matters with the statement.

    David Payne also wanted to give information 'in confidence' about the disappearance of Madeleine which he said he didn't want included in his statement. Was that information ever passed on to Portugal? Or was it held behind (just as the Gaspar statements had been until months later), and so was never sent on because the case was shelved?

    It would not surprise me if the PJ had an Ace up their sleeves that they will play at the right moment, and I don't doubt SY will end up looking like twerps in this run around they have been doing, searching only for an 'abductor'.when so much else is indicating otherwise.

















    Has David Payne ever even been interviewed again since then?

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  21. If the body was hidden and then moved at a later date, perhaps it was moved to and not from the waste ground now being searched. This might account for the original search proving fruitless and also explain why nobody noticed any untoward activity or suspicious mounds in the ground at the time.

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