Thursday, September 6, 2007

ARE THE MCCANNS SUSPECTS?

KATE MCCANN

MADELEINE: PARENTS 'FEAR' THEY ARE SUSPECTS
By Geoff Marsh for express.co.uk
Thursday September 6, 2007

THE hunt for Madeleine McCann took a dramatic twist tonight as it emerged her parents fear they are about to be made "official suspects" in the case.

A family friend in Praia da Luz revealed Kate and Gerry McCann are worried they are about to be named as 'aguidos' by Portuguese detectives.

It came as Kate McCann returned to an Algarve police station this afternoon to undergo formal questioning for a second time. Her husband Gerry will be re-interviewed separately tomorrow.

Portuguese police have not revealed why they want to speak to the couple again.

But there is speculation the move may be linked to forensic tests on samples taken from the McCanns’ holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.

Detectives telephoned Mr McCann on Monday to summon the couple back to Portimao police station, specifying that his wife should be questioned first.


A family friend of the McCanns said they regarded the interviews as a “step forward in the investigation” but were apprehensive about what they might mean.

“They do fear they are about to become suspects,” the friend added.

Despite having “nothing to hide”, the couple have had one of their worst weeks since Madeleine went missing in the run-up to the police interviews.

“It’s been a hard week and we’re not through it yet,” the friend said.

After receiving the police summons on Monday, the McCanns took legal advice from their highly-regarded Lisbon-based lawyer Carlos Pinto de Abreu.


He travelled down to the Algarve today so he could sit in on Mrs McCann’s interview.

It is understood the McCanns’ team also contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and they are receiving consular assistance.

Portuguese police have repeatedly said that the couple are not suspects in the case, but they have endured a series of media reports alleging they were involved.

It is now 126 days since four-year-old Madeleine went missing from her bed in her family’s flat while her parents dined in a nearby tapas restaurant.


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McCanns 'fear being named suspects'
Press Association
Thursday September 6, 2007 9:43 PM

Madeleine McCann's parents fear Portuguese detectives are about to name them as suspects in their daughter's disappearance, a family friend said.

Kate McCann returned to an Algarve police station on Thursday to undergo questioning for a second time. Her husband Gerry will be re-interviewed on Friday.

Portuguese police have not revealed why they want to speak to the couple again. However, there is speculation the move may be linked to forensic tests on samples taken from the McCanns' holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.

Both Mrs McCann and her husband are being interviewed by police as witnesses. Detectives telephoned Mr McCann on Monday to summon the couple back to Portimao police station, specifying that his wife should be questioned first.

A family friend of the McCanns said they regarded the interviews as a "step forward in the investigation" but were apprehensive about what they might mean.

"They do fear they are about to become suspects," the friend added.

Despite having "nothing to hide", the couple have had one of their worst weeks since Madeleine went missing in the run-up to the police interviews, the friend said.


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3 comments:

yanko said...

THEY DIT IT!!...everything point at them..and now that they´ve been cought, they just...run away..back to UK..now they will try to get help from their goverment..they will try to make potuguese police and the whole country like a banana republic....just wait and you´ll see..they will acussed them of a lot of things.....
and, whats gonna happen with all the money they got from people..more than 1 million euros....and people say that crime dont pay.....well, i guess they are wrong..

Zoltan said...

Yanko- I'm sorry that your view of Justice is so skewed. So skewed in fact that you are not willing to allow the Wheels of Justice to turn.

If the McCanns are guilty it will be found. If you have evidence that they are in fact guilty, maybe you should take that to the PLE or to Scotland Yard. I'm sure they would like to hear from anyone with info in the case.

Other than that, how do you know they are guilty? Or are you just going on a gut feeling?

Anonymous said...

fact is they are guilty of leaving the kids alone in the room
fact is all 7 kids were asleep at same time,which they never explained how
fact is they took a long time before calling authorities
I read they refused collecting blood from the twins at the time of the missing episode
fact is the dogs(UK dogs) smelled death on her clothes and the toy
etc,etc,etc,all unexplained