Scotland Yard in the Algarve to question more witnesses in the Maddie case, broadcast by SIC Notícias, December 9, 2014
Voice Over - The questioning of eleven new witnesses and the farewell to Andy Redwood, who is getting ready to retire without solving the mystery of the Maddie case, has once again attracted the media attention. The English news teams were almost all reinforced. Throughout the week, eleven witnesses are going to be called to Faro, persons that Scotland Yard has requested Portugal to be questioned. As many as the elements the Metropolitan Police sent to Faro to follow the work carried out by PJ. Seven witnesses are what the British authorities call 'Persons of Interest' a legal status that does not exist in Portuguese legislation but which may signify more arguidos in the offing. In the comings and goings at the Judiciary Police headquarters, in the first morning, there weren't any high profiled witnesses, tomorrow it's expected that Robert Murat enters this doors. The man that was once an arguido in the Portuguese investigation is again in the sights of the English authorities. Even though he was notified in the quality of witness, he will go to Faro accompanied by his lawyer. The former manager of the Ocean Club resort and at least one more former Ocean Club worker are also in the witnesses list.
Witnesses started to be questioned today, broadcast by CMTV, December 9, 2014
CMTV News anchor Cátia Gomes Nobre - The British police are once again in Portugal for more witnesses examinations within the scope of the Maddie case, the girl who disappeared in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve in 2007. Eleven people are being questioned as witnesses at the PJ of Faro. It is there that is the journalist Pedro Guerreiro. Good afternoon Pedro, one of those witnesses today "attacked" the CMTV news team?
CMTV journalist Pedro Guerreiro - Good afternoon Cátia, it's true, the questionings are still taking place here at the PJ headquarters of Faro, and indeed after the lunch break or rather during the lunch break, two of the three witnesses that were being questioned here by the Judiciary Police, exited the premises and one of them reacted angrily due to the cameras and to the fact that he was being filmed, and ended up being aggressive towards two news teams, including ours and one team from a British TV channel [BBC?]. He "attacked" our cameramen, his camera, images that you can see now in fact [dozens of loops of same footage]. This happened, as I said, during the lunch break, when the witness Joaquim José Marques, who is being questioned here at the Judiciary Police of Faro, returned from the lunch break to continue to be questioned. This incident took place at about 1:30pm, on the first day of the three days set for the questioning of the eleven witnesses, considered by the British authorities as pivotal for the resolution of this case. The British authorities requested that 253 questions are put to these eleven witnesses, a case that has so far remained unsolved since 2007. The English investigation has the peculiarity of a new leader, Nicola Wall is going to be the new person in charge of the English investigation, at the end of the month [December 22] following Andy Redwood's retirement. On Friday there's going to be a decisive meeting between the Judiciary Police and Nicola Wall, to define what is going to take place in this investigation from then on.