Maddie case: PJ warns Scotland Yard
Judiciary Police asks the English police to stop disclosing information in order to avoid media attention and the hampering of the investigations
The British and the Judiciary Police are gathered in Faro, this Thursday, to work on the details on how the searches and excavations will be performed in Praia da Luz.
Marisa Rodrigues (Voice Over) - Before the meeting, they were in a café in down-town Faro, where they were already awaited by British journalists, in a clearly staged scenario. Minutes later, the delegation, led by the Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, went to the meeting with the Judiciary Police, scheduled for 10 am.
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On the table, a recap of what has already been done and above all, to plan the details of what what is still left to be done. The most important step: the searches and excavations on sites in Praia da Luz, proceedings already accepted by the Public Prosecutor from Portimão that the PJ will have to execute.
Scotland Yard detectives want to understand in what way these endeavours will be carried out and if they are going to be able to use the sniffer dogs and the georadar to find the child's body. The date of these actions is not yet scheduled, but it is clear the pressure for them to not take too long to happen. Also planned are the inquiries to eight witnesses considered of interest to the investigation.
Today's meeting comes at a time in which the discomfort between the two police force is palpable. The Judiciary Police asked Scotland Yard to stop disclosing information to avoid the media attention and the hampering of the investigations, under penalty of the [Scotland Yard] not being able to proceed with the investigation in Portugal.
in article and broadcast, TVI 24, May 8, 2014