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Polícia Judiciária issues statement about Madeleine case

From the Policia Judiciaria website:

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“Caso Madeleine McCann”: Esclarecimento de falso conteúdo de notícia
2008/04/14

No final da passada semana, a estação de televisão espanhola Telecinco difundiu uma notícia dando conta de que teria tido acesso exclusivo a alegadas declarações do casal McCann aos “investigadores” do desaparecimento da menor Madeleine.

Com base nesta notícia, o porta-voz deste casal, Clarence Mitchell, exprimiu publicamente, a diversos órgãos de informação, a certeza de que a Polícia Judiciária teria sido a responsável pela sua divulgação.

A Polícia Judiciária esclarece que é inteiramente falso que o conteúdo da notícia reproduza matéria constante do inquérito e que se encontra em segredo de justiça.

Por outro lado, a Polícia Judiciária não deixa de lamentar a insustentada intervenção do porta-voz, sobretudo num momento em que se realizavam significativas diligências para a investigação.


14 de Abril de 2008

A Direcção Nacional


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Translation:

"Madeleine McCann case": Clarification on false contents of a news piece
2008/04/14

At the end of last week, the Spanish television station Telecinco broadcast a news piece that reported that they had enjoyed exclusive access to alleged statements from the McCann couple to the "investigators" into the disappearance of the underage child, Madeleine.

Based on this news piece, the spokesman of this couple, Clarence Mitchell, expressed publicly, to several media, the certainty that the Policia Judiciaria had been responsible for its publication.

The Policia Judiciaria clarifies that it is entirely false that the contents of the news piece reproduces matter that is part of the inquiry, which is under judicial secrecy.

On the other hand, the Policia Judiciaria cannot fail to lament the baseless intervention of the spokesman, especially at a moment when significant diligences to the investigation were being carried out.

April 14, 2008

The National Directory

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad the PJ clarified this.Although most people couldn't believe it was leaked by the police , it is always good to see they are perfectly aware of the tricks to discredit them.

    Força PJ!

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