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McCanns "Accept" Returning to Portugal

Madeleine: The McCanns will travel to Portugal, but friends question the re-enactment of the girl’s disappearance

London, 23rd May (Lusa News Agency) - Kate and Gerry McCann are still willing and they will obey to a notification of the Police to participate in a reconstitution of the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine, but their friends question the validity and the proposed model.

“Basically, it is not up to Gerry and Kate [the realization of the reconstitution] because they are arguidos and, if their presence is requested, and if they have to go, they will go ", guaranteed today the spokesman of the couple, Clarence Mitchell, to the Portuguese News Agency.

"Everything depends on the friends, who were also invited to go but, since they are not arguidos, they have a right of questioning the usefulness of this exercise and if it will help to find Madeleine - and at this moment their answer seems to be it will not ", said Mitchell. "The Portuguese authorities still did not manage to answer to this simple and only question ", added Mitchell.

Almost 13 months have passed since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, on the 3rd of May of 2007, from an apartment where she was spending holidays with her parents and brothers in Praia da Luz, Lagos, in the Algarve.

A reconstitution of all the steps given by the parents and the friends who were there at that time was suggested by the Judiciary Police (PJ) almost a month ago, first through the McCanns lawyers and then trough individual summons.

The PJ stipulated the realization of the reconstitution to the presence of the nine British and three dates were proposed in May, two of them were exceeded (15th and 16th of May).

"We are coming very near to the suggested date (29 and May 30) and I think it is very unlikely that the reconstitution will happen”, estimated the McCanns Spokesperson.

The little time remaining to the date also hampers the settlement of the availability of all, exemptions from work , travel arrangements and accommodation, whose cost is not clear who will pay.

The delay in settling the date is, according to Mitchell, the lack of response to several questions sent by friends to the police about the nature of the investigation.

One was why doing a reconstitution of the alleged crime now, 'when they do not do it normally [in Portugal] and they rejected a proposal to do one for the TV program Crimewatch of the BBC last year ", he said.

The friends also questioned the option of the authorities of wanting on location the real protagonists, including the couple McCann and the seven friends with whom they spent holidays, when "most of reconstructions are done by actors' and they also ask why other tourists and workers of the tourist complex were not invited.

Kate’s "mental well-being" is another factor that causes concern, according to Mitchell.
"Is it supposed that she sees a child to be kidnapped in front of her? What type of anguish is going to cause her? It seems to nobody to have thought about that ", he stressed.

In spite of the difficulties, Clarence Mitchell denied that Kate and Gerry have presented "determined conditions" in order to travel to Portugal, as reported today in the newspaper “24 Horas”, based on a source of the Judicial Court of Portimão, and reaffirmed the availability of the couple to help the investigation.

Kate and Gerry McCann are arguidos at present, together with the British-Portuguese citizen Robert Murat, in the process of investigation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The McCanns seven friends - Jane Tanner, Matthew and Rachael Oldfield, David and Fiona Payne, Russell O`Brien (Jane's companion) and Fiona’s mother, Diane Webster - were cross examined as witnesses in Portugal in the weeks following the disappearance and again in April , In Leicester, England.

To mark the first anniversary of the disappearance, the family created by the campaign to find Madeleine released a new phone number to collect information of potential witnesses and the result was a “strong response”. “We had thousands of mails and hundreds of calls and between them there is some information that is being closely analysed”, advanced Mitchell.


this article was released by Lusa - Portuguese News Agency (Like Reuters) at around 19h15 pm GMT- Greenwich Mean Time. Published in RTP, SOL and other online publications. It seems a Clarence Mitchell press release to Lusa, in response to the ultimatum given to the McCanns and reported in this morning's 24 Horas, which you can read in the related article bellow.

Ultimatum to the McCanns
Kate and Gerry and their seven friends have not yet accepted to come to Portugal on the 29th. The Public Ministry is going to accuse the couple of gross neglect...

Second Note: Fund Objectives as stated by the Madeline's Fund Board of Directors

1.1 The full objects of the Fund are:
1.1.1 To secure the safe return to her family of Madeleine McCann who was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday 3rd May 2007;
1.1.2 To procure that Madeleine’s abduction is thoroughly investigated and that her abductors, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and
1.1.3 To provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine’s family.
1.2 If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Foundation shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom, Portugal or elsewhere.


  1. What a bloody cheek the McCanns and their cronies have, and how obvious is the tactic hidden in the following statement by Clarence Mitchell.."Everything depends on the friends, who were also invited to go but, since they are not arguidos, they have a right of questioning the usefulness of this exercise and if it will help to find Madeleine - and at this moment their answer seems to be it will not ",
    Its pretty bloody obvious to me reading that, that the McCanns are playing another of their 'Lets fuck the P.J 'games....Letting it be known that they will go to Portugal but its the friends who may not co-operate.I would be pretty peeved myself if friends of mine refused to help the investigation in to my missing daughter. And who the hell do they think they are saying it in the first place.
    The tactic here is as transparent as glass.

  2. Maybe there are still people who are fooled by Mr. Mitchell and his clients, but I think they are fooling themselves if they believe it is the majority. Most of the public is on to their games. Like I’ve said on many occasions the McCanns will not voluntarily set foot in Portugal again; I also said they would use their friends timely unwillingness to participate as an excuse. This excuse is not meant for the police it is meant for the public whose support they covet. They couldn’t care less what the police thinks.

    What a bunch of hogwash. These people have supposedly spent hundreds of thousands of euros on makeshift detectives, PR firms and lawyers, do you not think they could work something out with their “Friends” to make this reconstitution possible even if it meant paying them.

    Gordon Brown’s labour party has been taking a pounding in local elections. I would be interested to know why this is so.

  3. Para pinocheteanos só se pode esperar estes "passinhos para a frente" e os passos todos para trás.
    Ninguém se pode espantar com espantalhos vermificados.Sabemos que mais de metade,se não 2/3 das pessoas são manhosas e desinteressantes.

    "O «bem-estar mental de Kate» é outro dos factores que causa inquietação, segundo Mitchell. «É suposto que ela veja uma criança a ser raptada em frente a ela? Que tipo de angústia lhe vai causar? Ninguém parece ter pensado nisso», vincou."

    Descaramento!Onde vai ela ver uma criança a ser raptada?

    Ela sabe o "que viu"!A tónica da questão não passa por aí.

    Rapto?Provem-no,eles.Mas devem saber que não conseguem(provar).
    Por isso,não virão!

    E as maldades?
    Isso é o que receiam e não colaboram,nem colaborarão.

    Mais vale pensar na irremediável infelicidade da Maddie.


  4. Joana Absolutely the other Tapas seven will come to a reconstruction. Why would they not? This is from the Tapas nine side about locating a living Madeleine. What could be more important right now than a meaningfull reconstruction. It would be a contradiction of the most extrordinary phenomena if they did not come.


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