Phone calls frame Maddie 'kidnappers'

6 June 2014 | Posted by  Leave a Comment


English Police say that Maddie McCann assassins are Portuguese and are involved in drug trafficking

by Tânia Laranjo/Rui Pando Gomes

They are Portuguese and have a criminal record for drug trafficking. The English police states that they assaulted the apartment at the Ocean Club resort, in Lagos, and killed Madeleine McCann on 3 May 2007.

The phone calls made before and after the crime were used as evidence to support the searches that have been ongoing since Monday.

Scotland Yard also ensures that there is a British witness who saw one of the men carrying a child in his arms up to the wasteland, situated less than 500 meters from the resort. The British say that he fled, but before he was able to bury the girl's cadaver.

They want to hear the three suspects, but they still lack the evidence to support the claim.

“Those who are going to commit a robbery do not travel on foot and they will not abandon a body so close to the crime scene. Moreover, there were no signs of forced entry at the apartment”, said Gonçalo Amaral, the former PJ inspector who investigated the case and considers that this new theory is not credible.

This version is, incidentally, one among others contained in the letter rogatory which determined that the searches would take place. Though it is the strongest, the British open the door to other possibilities. Other five suspects are listed, they also have a criminal record for theft.

Seven years after the disappearance, the British police now guarantees to the Public Prosecutor's Office that their claim was well founded. The description given by a British holidaymaker coincides with one of the suspects who lives nearby. The woman saw him speaking in English on the phone, as he passed, carrying the child in his arms.

Update
Extra inserts from paper edition of Correio da Manhã, pages 8 &9, with thanks to Textusa (obrigada)

Searches until next week
The searches on the scrubland will be extended until next week. Scotland Yard has already requested to the Public Prosecutor's Office for the collaboration of other criminal police forces, which should be accepted during the course of today.

The English guarantee that the searches took longer than what was expected and that they need more time to rule out the possibility that Madeleine McCann is buried in that location. They want, at least, one more week to be able to work in the area. The Public Prosecutor's Office will only decide if it will accept Scotland Yard's request to question the three Portuguese men after the results of the search are known.

Phones may prove crime
The English authorities included in the rogatory letter data about the phones of the three suspects. They say that these were in the resort and that they talked between themselves on the mobile phones.

Former PJ says that thesis points to parents
Gonçalo Amaral says that this new thesis points again to the parents: “According to international procedures, to look for a body in the place of disappearance is to make responsible those who had the child under their care.”



Frailties of the English Theory
PJ doubts thesis claimed by the English

Scrubland searched
The scrubland where the searches are now focused had already been searched by the authorities. On the day of the disappearance hundreds of police officers were on that site looking for the child.

Hard to bury
In the scrubland where the English police has focused the searches there are various limestone rock areas that make it almost impossible for a body to have been buried there.

Hiding a crime
PJ considers of little credibility that in the case of a failed burglary, the thief would risk carrying the body. The norm would be to flee the area and ditch the cadaver.

Speak English
The female tourist says she heard the suspect speaking in British English. Taking into account that it was a Portuguese man who was allegedly speaking to another Portuguese man, it's not plausible that the conversation took place in another language.

Keep secret
The Judiciary Police has doubts about the fact that it was a group of thieves. If that had happened it would be very hard to keep the “secret”  under lid for so many years.

Dog scent
Maddie’s death – in the English theory – happened 7 years ago. It will be difficult for the sniffer dogs to pick up cadaver odour now.



English Police on the ground
Sock was found
A sock was found in the searches which the English wish to confirm if it belongs to one of the possible kidnappers. DNA tests may be requested.

On site – Drug plant
A cannabis plant that was discovered in the area is making the English suspect that that location may be a place used by traffickers do hide drugs.

Searches – Micro cameras
Scotland Yard used micro cameras on fibre optic cables to check the sewers near were the searches are taking place. Holes were opened on the ground.



What the English media say
British press highlights the effort by the English and Portuguese in the searches for Maddie’s body

BBC
In its online edition, it highlights the importance of the sniffer dog and the georadar equipment in Scotland Yard searches near the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz.

Daily Star
Highlights the fact that the police started to search for vestiges in various sewer entries, not far from where Maddie disappeared. It also highlights the Portuguese cooperation.

Daily Mail
Daily Mail says that bones were found and that Scotland Yard has been keeping the parents updated on everything the police is doing in Praia da Luz.

in Correio da Manhã, June 6, 2014

40 comments »

guerra said...

The libel trial is coming to an end Mr. Redwood needs to soon publicize the official story of what happened to Madeleine McCann so that Mr. McCann can refer to it when he addresses the court in the final session.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see that NSY will turn over all stones, but the obvious ones...the Tapas. All those expecting justice will be sadly disappointed, I fear. The scapegoat(s) are already targeted, all is missing is the remains or evidence to fit. 50 millions plus have. to been spent to get the wrong result and all these red faces in high places.

Anonymous said...

On Sky News today a video with Michelle Clifford
Behind the tent one can see an enormous dull bush, much bigger than the other plants around and much duller. The body?

Anonymous said...

Why would three

''They are Portuguese and have a criminal record for drug trafficking
.''
enter an apartment and take a child? Then on the hoof, passing yet ANOTHER English person, be speaking English on a phone? If this was the case and there had been no sexual assault i.e. dna residue - why not leave, it could look like an accident and less chance of being spotted carrying a child. Would they care?

So the Smith family sighting has been EXCLUDED? and then at some time WHEN - we don't know. A child is carried to waste land, Witnessed by guess what a British lady.

Ashamed to be British :(

Anonymous said...

Kick them out Portugal , this is another far fetched story , save a lot of money , take the maccanns in for questioning and charge them for neglect . Its time the Portuguese Police obtained a warrant for the "responsible" parents who REFUSED to answer questions put to them by the Portuguese Police 7 years ago and start charges . This is a high profile case which is talked about the world over and thanks to the internet and the "bewk " The Truth About A Lie , the "responsible" parents will face the law one day to face the court , this time it will not be to collect damages by legal action but it will be to ANSWER why they claim to be "responsible" parents when they LEFT UNDER 5 YEAR old children on their own . This is common sense , as for the "drug ring kidnappers " this could be another tale , this case should be based on fact and not fiction that is the law , start with NEGLECT and this is what the Portuguese Police should do .

Anonymous said...

The NSY is concentrated on that part of the wasteground.
Somewhere I read the word tunnel.
Was a tunnel dug up from inside that big hole?

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they believe that Madeleine was killed in the apartment?

Interesting times.

Anonymous said...

All perfect timing as far as the McCanns are concerned to aid in their libel trial against Dr Amaral. How on earth can anybody believe this just happens to be a coincidence.

Anonymous said...

A Portuguese suspect who was seen carrying a child and speaking English?! Have to laugh!
Then again, could it have been someone doing a job for an English person therefore required to communicate in English.

Anonymous said...

The sole, only, purpose for this so-called search for Madeleine has been only to SHIFT the blame from the McCanns's shoulders onto the Portuguese people LOL. This is laughable. They are not searching tor Madelein but for reasons, however silly, to 'prove' the Portuguese did it.... Will the world believe it ? I very much doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Public opinion, in Portugal and in England does not seem to support this (yet another) pathetic attempt at salvaging the reputationof the MaCanns.
Let's all laugh together HA HA HA HAH

su said...

The English police states that they assaulted the apartment at the Ocean Club resort, in Lagos, and killed Madeleine McCann on 3 May 2007. - link to the claim please. This is just like source says.

the British police now guarantees to the Public Prosecutor's Office that their claim was well founded. The description given by a British holidaymaker coincides with one of the suspects who lives nearby. The woman saw him speaking in English on the phone, as he passed, carrying the child in his arms.
Link please. Unless they give a name of a police person who is saying this then it has no validity. We have been played the whole way through why do you think it would stop now. The police are saying absolutely nothing. Nada. Nothing. Everything else is just someone said - simple simon said kind of thing.


Textusa said...

Joana,

To compliment your translation, from the paper edition:

Insert 1
Phones may prove crime
The English authorities attached to the rogatory letter the intelligence about the phones of the three suspects. They say that these were in the resort and that they talked between themselves by mobile.


Insert 2
Ex-PJ says that thesis points to parents
Gonçalo Amaral says that this new thesis points again to the parents: “Acoording to international procedures, to look for a body in the place of disappearance is to make responsible those who had the child under their care”


Secondary News 1

Title: Frailties of the English Theory

Subtitle: PJ doubts thesis sustained by the English

- Searched scrubland
The scrubland where the searches are focused was searched by the authorities. On the day of the disappearance also tenths of policemen were on that site and were looking for the child.
- Hard to bury
In the scrubland where the English police has focused the searches there are various rock areas that make it almost impossible for a body to have been buried in that place.
- Hiding a crime
PJ considers of little credibility that in the case of a failed burglary, the thief would risk transporting the body. The norm would be to abandon the place and corpse.
- Speak English
The female tourist says having heard the suspect speaking in a British English. Taking into account it is a Portuguese who supposedly was speaking to another Portuguese, it isn’t credible that the conversation was in another language.
- Keep secret
It raises doubts to the PJ the fact that it is a group. In case that should happen, it would be difficult for the “secret” to have been kept for so many years.
- Dog scent
Maddie’s death – in the English theory – happened 7 years ago. It would be difficult for the tracking dogs to pick up cadaver odour.


Secondary news 2:

Title: Searches until next week

The searches on the scrubland will be prolonged until next week. SY has already requested to the Public Ministry the collaboration of other criminal police organisms, which should be accepted during the course of today.
The English guarantee that the searches took longer than anticipated and that the need more time to rule out the possibility that Madeleine McCann is buried in that location. They want, at least, one more week to be able to work in the area. Only after the results of the search is the Public Ministry to decide if it accepts SY’s request to hear the three Portuguese.


Secondary news 3:

Title: What the English say

Subtitle: British press highlights the effort by the English and Portuguses ins the searches for Maddie’s body

- BBC
In its online edition, it highlights the importance of the tracking dogs and the of the georadar equipment in SY’s new diligences near the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz.
- Daily Star
Highlights the fact that the police started to search for vestiges in various sewer entries, not far from where Maddie disappeared. It also highlights the Portuguese collaboration.
- Daily Mail
Daily Mail says that bones were discovered and that SY has been keeping the parents updated on everything the police is doing in Praia da Luz


Top of pages 8 and 9:

Title: Police on the ground

Sock – It was found
In the searches a sock was found which the English want to confirm if it belongs to one of the possible kidnappers. DNA tests may be requested.

On site – Drug plant
A cannabis plant that was detected in the area is making the English suspect that location may be a place used by traffickers do hide drugs.

Searches – Micro cameras
In the searches, SY used micro cameras to check the sewers near were the searches took place. On the ground, holes were opened.

Anonymous said...

It has occurred to me that maybe the sudden documentary of the Mcs and the con man, may have significance which is why the mcs never sued him for fraud. He claims that the police are acting on information given to the Mcs by him.....maybe he has dropped a link to NSY. Strange the Mcs never sued him.
I do not believe this is burglars, they would not necessarily murder a child, they may silence her but as there is no evidence of any forced entry or other finger prints how can it be. This is going to be a cover up. why I do not know
If NSY took their sniffer dogs into 5a I would give them more credit that they actually were investigating truly. How can SY ignore these facts, how can they not see that the witness statements are a shambles. To Keep your reputation SY you have to go over the pld investigation, if scent can be found on open ground after 7 years, then it must be found in the apartment. As for the MCs pass the money raised for the search over to the government to aid costs that's what it was for, not paying your mortgage,trips and 5star hotels. The world is gradually recognising your greed.

Anonymous said...

In response to poster no, 5: Like many others hoping in vain for " Justice For Madeleine" the poster does not seem to grasp that Portugal have acquiesced in this evil cover-up. I stated on another thread that they have had seven years to arrest the McCann. This grotesque farce and circus would never have happened had the Portuguese not caved in to the British Government and allowed the McCanns to fly out of Portugal when they were made arguidos. And subsequently grant concede to further demands to have Mr Amaral removed from the investigation. It is quite obvious that this search will conclude with a patsy (ies). being found. Pat Brown's posts and predictions about the outcome of this case are absolutely accurate. Yes, those two scumbags make me ashamed to be British. As do Gordon Brown, Clarence Mitchell, Tony Parsons etc. etc, who have "promoted, protected and pampered" them. But if the Portugese are willing for political convenience to allow the McCanns to get away with metaphorically and perhaps literally murder, then if I were Portuguese I would be even more ashamed

Anonymous said...

Anon 8 "All perfect timing as far as the McCanns are concerned to aid in their libel trial against Dr Amaral. How on earth can anybody believe this just happens to be a coincidence."

Well said.

Anonymous said...

To Andy Redwood, you are being made to look like a bumbling fool by going along with this charade....

Joana Morais said...

Maddie case: Searches to be halted for two days (Mond/Tue) to continue elsewhere reports JN http://t.co/THHRrWDrGd

English police admits giving up on the excavations in Praia da Luz reports SIC Notícias http://t.co/Y9PP26yQvk

Anonymous said...

im so angry, for weeks ive swung between it being a continued whitewash and the mcanns finally facing justice. Guess i now know. Great britain?!!! nope everything here is corrupt all the way up to the top of the tree. I cant stand the sight of redwood ,mitchell or scummy mcanns, not a conscience or moral compass between them.

Anonymous said...

As he Queen warned Diana's butler to be careful because sinister forces are at work, take note, there are very sinister forces with links to Masonry, whose promise to help one another in trouble, no matter what, still stands. SY is known to be full of them at the highest level, and it would be hard to find a Prime Minister who was not a Mason. Those strange gyrations which Gerry McCann did, whilst those watching and not in the know were looking on bemused, must have done the trick. What should have been a simple investigation, dogs and all and pointing one way, has now been turned into a run around farce with SY intent on finding that big bad 'abductor' for the McCanns, so as to give them 'closure', and no matter the cost.

Anonymous said...

:o Oh I see! They are Portuguese and Drug traffickers (...)

The problem is that in this "special area" - according to Criminal Profiler Pat Brown - no prof and/or amateur criminal (anyone in fact) would choose to bury anything!

This could mean SY "crackpots" - are trying to divert attention from what the dogs sniffed in the McCanns' Reanault Scenic 7 years ago. Very clever!

The "crackpots" are also saying that area may have been a area favoured by drug traffickers - a cannabis plant was seen in the area, you see... not even Sherlock Holmes would have thought that! :o

On a more serious note thought... Gonçalo Amaral speciality was Drug Traficking so again they are trying to find a way to discredit him as they go along, hoping perhaps the Amaral vs. McCanns' judge is listening. Yeah! She is listening! And seeing through your deceptions as she does (...)

The irony is, the greater the reputation management and the phoney "searches" the greatest the suspicions will fall on the parents! Dogs don't lie! It is that simple!

Pat Brown whose IQ, I suspect, is several notches above Andy Redwood's asinine brain, does not think that area would be the ideal place to bury a body - and she should know best. She is an expert who advises US police and she has spent some time there studying possibilities.

One of the areas she gives is the one close to WHERE GERRY MCCANN's MOBILE PINGED!

For more details see here:

http://patbrownprofiling.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/why-is-scotland-yard-digging-there.html

Anonymous said...

British justice and cover ups.....Remember the Guildford 4, the Birmingham 6 and Jill Dando's alleged murderer who was later found innocent on appeal....All these innocents stitched up simply so that the Police and British Justice was seen to be working - when it was absolutely not. If the McCanns are found guilty there will be a huge loss of face for many British institutions (Police, social workers, the lab that did the initial DNA testing, even the office of the Prime Minister). Nothing will happen in this too-late charade.....

Anonymous said...

Have no fear the mccanns will get justice , people round the world knows from the blogs what happened , if it were not true the mccanns would be busy dragging the world to court to silence them on other peoples cost , ie the ones who contributed to the "fund" , if these two get away , then all the neglectful parents of underage children can demand they get the same priority the maccanns had and I am sure the people round the world will see this to be a gross miscarriage of justice .

Anonymous said...

Just look at Redwood. Does he look like the guy who I'd going go break the case wide open and go against his brief, Cameron and the macs? No. He is just enjoying the limelight and looking forward to bring on the honours list, when it comes to dishing out the knighthoods.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your constant up to date information Joana- I really appreciate it.

I do not think the Portugal police are involved in a cover up- neither does Mr Amaral!

This is still an enquiry- there has to be evidence to charge people- and then a trial will take place if the evidence warrants a trial. And then a jury has to be convinced- we are a long, long way away.

As far as Mr Amarals trial is concerned he is in a great position!

1. They are searching for a body- Mr Amarals claim that Maddie was dead would be vindicated, also it throws out the claim that his book played a part in hindering their daughter being found.
2.If they find little Maddie's body- they can't make a claim on her behalf-regardless if she is a ward of court in the UK.
3. their claim and their witnesses were nothing but shambolic, and embarrassing and their claim held no evidenced substance.

*to the poster who thinks Gerry will get to sum-up at the closing of the trial- He won't because he is not allowed to!

Kate McCann " THEY'VE TAKEN HER"... who really were 'they', where did they take her from? her bed? a cupboard? HOW OFTEN DID YOU CHECK ON YOUR CHILDREN!!?
answers on the back of child's play book if you please.

And now for something which blew my mind "a paedophile would not have left the child without her toy- they groom and try to make them feel 'safe'".
This was from a child abuse expert!

Miss Taken Identity

Anonymous said...

@14.55 I completely agree with those sentiments. The British show their true bullying rotten credentials. I cannot stand the sight of Redwood either. Boy , there must be some massive scandal in the establishment for this blatant B S to be still going on seven years later.

Joana Morais said...

«The search, part of a €10m investigation launched in 2011 by the Metropolitan Police Force at the instigation of the British Prime Minister has yielded no significant evidence that could lead to an arrest or charges or done anything to help reveal exactly what happened to Maddie seven years ago when she mysteriously disappeared without trace from apartment 5a in Praia da Luz.

The investigation was started as the Metropolitan Police Force faced a growing wave of public discontent over corruption allegations and cover-ups, and face even more damaging revelations in the months to come, over the continuing fall out from the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry.

Sources in the Met have told the Sunday World that the investigation is a desperate attempt to reclaim the reputation of the force with a trophy case and a result which, the force hopes, will put its troubles behind it.

“It is a distraction. There are hundreds of missing children in London who have not been found and why we should be spending millions on searching for a child who went missing in another country I don’t know. Why isn’t this money being spent on the other missing children?”, the anonymous detective told the Sunday World.

The investigation led by Detective Inspector Andy Redwood is now nearly two years old and will have to deliver results soon before the public and critics ask questions about a seemingly open ended investigation with a blank cheque for one missing child, while so many other missing person cases in the UK are given a fraction of the resources to help find them.»

in full here http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/crime-desk/donal-macintyre-s-crime-cafe/maddie-search-expanded-as-effort-branded-pr-exercise-to-distract-from-corruption-troubles

Anonymous said...

Let us whoooooosh aside, all that has been discussed for some seven years. All the private investigators, all the known and or even alleged sightings. Let us rule out Jane Tanners sighting of what or whoever it was - the MET knows, and that is all we are allowed to know.

Let us forget about the Smith family sighting.

Let us forget about all the off the wall theories over the years.

And now, concentrate of the current MET's facts. Three burglars\and or drug traffickers, BREAK into an apartment, steal nothing, nothing is disturbed. Kill a child. Then one, two or three of them run off with her on the hoof. Then they or one of them is seen by a British lady, who said they were, talking in English. Walking towards scrubland, which is now being search. Supported by triangulation of three drug traffickers yacking on their mobiles!

Actually of all the years of following this case, THAT HAS TO BE A FIRST !

Rather like Janet Tanners sighting being replaced by a father returning from the crèche, which remains anonymous, as to when this information was received and exactly who that person is. When did the 'British Lady' phone in? with her masterpiece.
Meadow

Anonymous said...

I always knew our Police and Goverment were corrupt,but this sham and protection of that cold digusting couple chills me to the bone, just how far they are being protected and why who else of a much higer profile is also being protected, Redwood hang your useless head in shame you disgust me...

Anonymous said...

@ 15. Well said. The Portuguese movers and shakers do indeed have a lot to answer for. They have not only colluded in letting the McCanns off the hook, but have remained completely silent whilst an unprecedented yet unjustified Portugal-bashing has been going on in the UK for 7 years. I used to think it was because of shady dealings by the odious Socrates, but now I believe it has to be more than just that. Let's not forget the president of the EU Commission is Portuguese and a brief word in Cameron's ear would have gone a long way. He's allowed it to carry on and that repulses me.

Anonymous said...

I just hope andy redwood and david Cameron can sleep at night its not about mc cans its about maddie im speak to both of you now please give up this whitewash now and stop rewarding two parents who left there 3 kids alone and stand up for maddie listen to what people are saying

Common sense said...

This cover up has had 7 yrs to move a body to wherever it wants. It is clear that SY has an agenda. The Portugese need put Amaral back on the case - in other words Dont let the English control the story in your own back yard.

Anonymous said...

Are they still trying to protect the mccanns? Would common sense not point out to the fact they are guilty of neglect? Kate McCann once said they would be riots in the uk did she mean it would happen if they were not charged for neglect? The only way for justice to prevail if the people the world over , who have read and understood this case , and agree the parents are guilty of neglect to start a petition . The world need answers not silly fantasy stories and cover ups .

Joana Morais said...

Met request in rogatory letter accepted: 8 persons of interest to be questioned by PJ on their behalf, date is not yet set. PJ questioning of 8 persons of interest unlikely to coincide with searches.

Anonymous said...

So the Met is going to continue, as many suspected, and go with the burglars/drug traffickers? Redwood does not have a clue, it's no wonder he was selected. After 2 years, it is necessary to get someone or other as a suspect., as long as it is not the Tapas lot. He really is a clown. Are the Portuguese really going to go along with this nonsense, and take the blame ? Can a Redwood really be that stupid? No wonder NSY is so discredited.

Anonymous said...

34 Joana, bless you. Somewhere I read 3 former employees of the Ocean Club, 3 burglas and it makes 6 in total. Who are the 2 left overs? Guess!...
Too good to be true.
The Met started last Tuesday, time enough to test DNA in case they found something(Philomena's underpants?)
Perhaps that future quizzing has to do with what tthey have found this week

Anonymous said...

A boring record stuck, I'm afraid

Mr. and Mrs. McCann have a clear idea who spirited Madeleine away
.. and why)

discount the outlandish theories

truth happens to be banal

isar

Anonymous said...

# 37 - could not agree more. From the very start it has been obvious the parents and their friends know exactly what happened to Madeleine. But rather than tell what they knew they turned it into a money-making exercise.

It is disgusting that the millions donated to 'look for Maddie' could not have been shared to help families who truly are interested in finding their lost loved one.

Anonymous said...

Dio mio! This man looks maluco!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget what Gerry McCann suggested regarding whatever happened to Madeleine as being 'a moment of madness, an accident'. That was in the days when there was a possibility of an imminent arrest being made of course. Though how he could ever think that description could refer to an 'abductor' who had run off into the night with his beloved daughter for God only knows what reason, beggars belief. It sounds rather like he was suggesting that whatever had happened to Madeleine, when the person responsible was revealed, there should be sympathy and not a rush to judgement. Since then of course the McCanns have both gone all out to promote their 'abduction' scenario and Madeleine still alive, and the money to their Fund has flowed in, though they were always telling the public they were down to their last half a million, and even more should be sent. With this 'supposed' search for a dead Madeleine by SY, it is looking like the end of the road for that 'supposed' search for a live Madeleine, and the end of the Fund, and will there be any accountability of just how much they have received into their Fund, and how it was spent, which surely by now must have run into many millions?

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