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Madeleine: Detectives probe Gerry's call to O’Brien

Today on some of the UK Merdia:

Police are said to be investigating a conversation between heart consultant Gerry, 39, and his friend Doctor Russell O’Brien, 36, one of the so-called Tapas Nine.
It is claimed Gerry insisted he was within four kilometres of Praia da Luz when the pair had the conversation which took place on June 10, 38 days after Madeleine disappeared.
But technicians claim to have discovered data which revealed Gerry made the call at a location 28 kilometres from the resort.
Gerry is set to be quizzed about the alleged discrepancy along with Dr O’Brien in new interrogations which are due to take place in Britain next week.
Forensic experts are also said to be examining a blood-stained towel found close to a disused barn at a remote location near Praia da Luz.
Yesterday Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reported that the mobile phone data was top of the agenda when a Portuguese team of police and forensic experts met their British counterparts in Leicester last week.
The report said: “The records of the McCanns’ telephone calls on days before and after the disappearance were discussed.”
Former Surrey Police detective Mark Williams-Thomas said the mobile phone data was one of three key issues discussed during the summit, along with DNA evidence and the new interrogations. Police are hoping it will provide a breakthrough after months of DNA analysis in Britain have so far proved inconclusive.
Mr Williams-Thomas – a child protection expert who has followed the case closely – said: “The mobile phone data was secured by British experts in the 10 days after Madeleine disappeared.
Although initially not analysed, it has now been and will provide vital information.”
The team of experts are believed to have included technicians who helped nail Soham killer Ian Huntley.
They can help check alibis and the movements of suspects by tracking silent signals from handsets to mobile phone masts. And they can pinpoint locations to within a few feet. But Mr Williams-Thomas warned the data will not be as precise as it is in the UK because masts are further apart. Last night the McCanns’ official spokesman Clarence Mitchell declined to comment on the reports.

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