McCann search - police focus attention on drains

praiadaluzBritish police today were inspecting the sewer and drainage systems alongside the search area on scrubland in Praia da Luz, Lagos.

On the fourth day of the long-awaited search the British police organised themselves into several teams and worked at different points on the scrubland towards the edge of town.

Madeleine McCann search may be extended

luzscrublandThe police scrubland search for Madeleine McCann may have to be widened to include two new zones, both in the Praia da Luz area.

The British police said today that it had permission until the Friday 6 June to use sniffer dogs and geo-radar equipment at the current search site and have no plans as yet to continue beyond this deadline.

“I killed Maddie McCann and I am going to kill you”

albufeira2The British woman, stabbed multiple times in the early hours of last Thursday morning at an address in Albufeira, has been released from hospital as further details are revealed as to her attacker and the events leading up to her being knifed in a frenzied assault.

The man arrested on suspicion of the attack on Clara Corrigan, is 22-year old Briton ‘Shane’ who worked in a restaurant in Oura.

Scotland Yard officers in the Algarve for Madeleine McCann talks

praiadaluzA six man team from Scotland Yard arrived on Wednesday night and this morning met with the Judicial Police in Faro as part of the Madeleine McCann enquiry.

The British police have been asked not to brief journalists as to the reason for their visit which has ensured headline news across the media, the unfounded suspicion being that a dig is being organised in several sites in the Praia da Luz area in a search for a body although this has not been confirmed by any reliable source.

Someone knows Madeleine McCann’s Abductor - Lessons from the Belgian Dutroux case

Madeleine McCannPedophiles never stop. They repeat a strikingly similar pattern of criminality with each victim. Country borders, distance, and insurmountable obstacles do not deter them as they search for their next prey.

Pedophiles are fearless, driven, bold, and reckless in pursuit of innocent children. They brag about their conquests. There are often witnesses to their exploitation, by some willing participants, by terrified observers or simply innocent bystanders. 

McCanns not allowed to testify in Amaral libel trial

praiadaluzKate and Gerry McCann have been refused permission to give evidence at the Portuguese libel trial against Gonçalo Amaral and his book 'The Truth of the Lie' according to their spokesman. No reason has been given.  

The McCanns had asked to give evidence at the Lisbon trial but an unamed source 'close to the family' said that judge Maria Emilia Melo e Castro refused permission for the McCanns to give evidence at the next hearing scheduled for Tuesday 7th January.

Amaral in Madeleine McCann TV debate

amaral2The Portuguese public now has the opportunity to watch a programme about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, broadcast in an attempt to jog people’s memories.

The CMTV (channel 8 on Meo) will broadcast on Sunday night at 22.55 the special programme which aims to reconstruct events on the night of May 3rd 2007, the last time Madeleine was known to be alive in Praia da Luz, Lagos.

The programme was shot at the Ocean Club resort in Luz where the McCann family was staying on holiday, and lasts eight minutes during which time viewers can follow what may have happened on the night when the girl, then aged three, disappeared from the room where she slept with two twin brothers.

The reconstruction involved 10 actors and was made in three locations. It is the result of two weeks work and includes unseen footage taken
inside the Ocean Club apartment .It is the first time that the scene of the crime has been seen on Portuguese TV.