GREAT BRITAIN • Madeleine McCANN, 4 (2007) ~ Great Britain / Portugal

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Post by mom_in_il on Tue May 27, 2014 6:14 pm

Madeleine McCann Case Update: Twitter Photo Goes Viral on Internet as Pedophile Suspect Gets Away

By Rubi Valdez, BREATHEcast News Reporter
May 26, 2014 09:44 PM EDT

(Photo : Twitter) (Bottom) Madeleine "Maddy" McCann went missing at 3 years old, and a certain "lookalike" at the Europe League final game (Top).

A photograph resembling the missing Madeleine "Maddy" McCann has gone viral on the internet resurrecting public interest in what some are now calling the "most heavily reported missing persons case" in history.

Twitter users reposted the photo of Maddy's lookalike, and quickly the photo had gone viral across the globe.

Portugal police who conducted the initial investigations into McCann's abduction still have not found any substantial evidence to trace the whereabouts of the victim or what exactly happened to her.

Maddy has been missing since May 3, 2007, a few days before her fourth birthday. She was taken from her parent's apartment at Praia da Luz in Algarve, Portugal.

In other news, Roderick Robinson, a pedophile who was charged of sexual abuse among five to seven-year-old children, has reportedly slipped through the hands of the police, according to a report published by Mirror UK.  Robinson, 77, is said to have been in the area at the time of Maddy's disappearance.

Kate McCann expressed disappointment at the development in the case.

She said, "The police knew he was in Portugal around the time she vanished, but they let him slip through their fingers."

It is suspected that Robinson is now living in hiding in a Far East country.

"They told me they would monitor him. When he fled they didn't even bother telling me. I am so angry he has been allowed to go on the run," the McCann matriarch added.

On a positive note, Maddy's parents have been encouraged by the public's continued interest in their daughter's case.

A close family member told The New Zealand Herald, "What is encouraging is that it shows everyone is still looking for Madeleine.  That will give her family great strength."
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Post by mom_in_il on Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:47 pm

Maddie McCann: Police seal off area to dig
BRITISH police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have reportedly cordoned off an area in Portugal before they begin digging.

By: Max Evans
Published: Mon, June 2, 2014

Detectives have flown to Praia da Luz where Maddie, three, vanished seven years ago in a new search for clues.

Officers have identified a number of potential search sites near to where she went missing while on holiday with her family in 2007.

The trail has lead investigators to scrubland close to the apartment where the McCanns had been staying at the time, according to reports.

The site was previously an open area but is now scheduled for development.

Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry McCann are not believed to have travelled to Portugal as part of the new investigations.

During the latest round of searches in Portugal, Officers will use radar penetration equipment to look for signs of soil disturbance while mechanical diggers will carry out full excavations.

Trained sniffer dogs will also be used to search for human remains. The main target is a fenced-off wasteland area the size of three football pitches 100 yards from the Ocean Club apartment where her family was staying.

There were plans to build a new Irish-backed holiday hotel complex on the vacant site until the project was shelved after the economy in Ireland collapsed.

Three separate search warrants have been submitted to Portuguese Attorney-General’s office.

The new search operation, which could last up to a week, was instigated by Prime Minister David Cameron after Portuguese police failed to find Madeleine.

She went missing on May 3, 2007, while her parents were having dinner with friends at a nearby tapas restaurant.

The Metropolitan Police declined to comment on the operation. But last month, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there would be a “substantial phase of activity involving Portuguese police with British police in support”.

The Scotland Yard team also intends to interview eight Portuguese nationals. The costs of the work will be met by Scotland Yard.

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Post by mom_in_il on Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:03 pm

Search for Madeleine McCann to move to new site around water treatment plant as police prepare to interview eight suspects including three drug dealers

○ Officers due to start scouring area near Praia da Luz resort on Wednesday
○ Police will focus on area by a small water sub-station, farmhouse and well
○ Heroin addict Euclides Monteiro working at water and sewage plant
○ It was four miles from Ocean Club where she was staying with parents


PUBLISHED: 20:19 EST, 7 June 2014
UPDATED: 09:38 EST, 8 June 2014

The search for Madeleine McCann is to move to scrubland around a water treatment plant where a prime suspect may have worked.

Portuguese police sources have revealed that British officers are due to start scouring the area near the resort of Praia da Luz on Wednesday.

A fingertip search of wasteland in the centre of Praia da Luz is due to be completed today.

It comes as it has emerged Scotland Yard detectives searching for Madeleine in Portugal have been granted permission to question their prime suspects.

Police identified eight local men earlier this year who they believe could hold the key to solving the mystery of Madeleine’s disappearance.

The suspects, three of whom are convicted drug dealers, were traced from phone records linking them to Praia da Luz on the night Madeleine was last seen alive.

Officers will next turn their focus to two areas by a small water treatment sub-station, a derelict farmhouse and an abandoned well, in their search.

Heroin addict Euclides Monteiro was working at a water and sewage plant in Lagos, four miles from the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz where Madeleine was staying with her parents, Gerry and Kate.

Ex-colleagues of Monteiro, who was born in Cape Verde, have suggested that his duties included visiting other treatment plants in the area.

Monteiro used to work as a waiter at the Ocean Club but was sacked for stealing tips a year before Madeleine, then three, vanished in May 2007 – amid fears she had been abducted in a botched break-in by a thief looking for cash.

He was signed off sick several days before she disappeared and did not return to work for two months.

Suspicions about him were heightened after analysis of his mobile phone data placed him near the apartment when Madeleine vanished.

Monteiro, who had served a jail term for burglary, died in a tractor accident, aged 40, in 2009. His widow Luisa has insisted he had nothing to do with Madeleine’s disappearance.

The two new areas reportedly due to be searched are on a back road, half  a mile from the Ocean Club. One is a ten-acre area of thick undergrowth.

It is believed that the sites were identified by British officers before they flew out to Portugal.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said yesterday: ‘We will not provide a running commentary on the progress of an investigation.’
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Post by mom_in_il on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:18 pm

11 June 2014 Last updated at 12:56 ET

Madeleine McCann: Police complete search of three sites

The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from the scene of Wednesday's searches

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have completed their search of three sites near the Algarve holiday resort of Praia da Luz.

Portuguese and British officers were seen shaking hands with each other, and taking down a police cordon.

Police sources have confirmed to the BBC that Wednesday's searches have now been completed.

Madeleine was three when she went missing in Praia da Luz in May 2007.

The BBC's Tom Burridge, in Praia da Luz, said he saw police appearing to be saying their goodbyes to each other.

After the physical search is over, Portuguese police are due to question "several suspects" who are described as of interest in the case.

Earlier on Wednesday, police used bolt cutters to open gates to get into the 15-acre grounds of a property, which made up the third search site.

Officers also spent three hours searching an area of grassy land about 15 minutes' walk from Praia da Luz - which was the second area they have searched in the past 10 days.

Two dogs, from South Wales Police, were seen with their handlers inside the second search site, where officers concentrated on a smaller area marked out with police tape.

'Several suspects'

Yellow and white police tape had earlier been stretched around the area and had been guarded by armed local police.

The area included a plot of land with vegetables growing in the middle and a number of dilapidated outbuildings around it.

The BBC understands the land is owned by a construction company based near the Portuguese capital Lisbon and has been left as scrubland after permission to build on it was turned down.

A source said Portuguese police had searched the land in 2007 - after Madeleine disappeared - and had visited the site "four or five times".

It comes after a week-long search of another site - a 15-acre area of scrubland in Praia da Luz - was completed at the weekend and police cordons were removed on Sunday night.

Portuguese police have said nothing of interest was found during last week's search. However, they announced "several suspects" were likely to be interviewed in the "very near future".

UK police had already asked authorities if they could speak to three "people of interest", the BBC understands.


British officers will be allowed to sit in, but cannot intervene in proceedings, Portuguese officials have said.

The search resumed on Wednesday after a two-day pause because of a Portuguese national holiday.

A variety of techniques, including the use of ground-penetrating radar and sniffer dogs, have already been employed by the team of officers from Portugal and the UK.

It is the most significant police activity in Praia da Luz since Madeleine went missing seven years ago.

Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, had been eating dinner with friends a short distance away when the three-year-old disappeared from their Ocean Club holiday apartment.

The McCanns, from Rothley, Leicestershire, have said they have been "encouraged" by the progress made by police.

The search in Praia da Luz comes after the Met launched a fresh investigation into Madeleine's disappearance last July, codenamed Operation Grange.
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Post by mom_in_il on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:58 pm

Madeleine McCann: Latest Search Turns up Nothing; Parents Travel to Portugal in Libel Case

By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
June 21, 2014
Last Updated: June 21, 2014 9:51 pm

The search for Madeleine McCann, known as Maddie, yeilded no new results a few days ago in Portugal, according to reports.

The eight-day-long search in Portugal near where she was reportedly kidnapped came up short, police said.

London’s Metropolitan Police are trying to turn up evidence in McCann’s search. She disappeared around seven years ago on the Algarve coast in Portugal.

“The decision to search the ‘horse shoe’ shaped piece of waste ground to the west of Praia da Luz and other sites was as a specific result of the UK’s investigation work to date,” police wrote in a statement. “Forty-one ground anomalies were identified initially by both aerial survey and ground analysis which were then investigated fully,” the department added.

It added: “At this time no evidence relating to Madeleine McCann has been identified. However it has given us an essential understanding of the activity on and people that have used this piece of land.”

This week, the parents of McCann, Kate and Gerry McCann, slammed a former Portuguese police detective after he delayed a court hearing in the search for their daughter.

According to The Mirror, the McCanns delivered personal statement at the trial of Goncalo Amaral. Amaral is being sued for libel; he led the original investigation into the girl’s disappearance in 2007.

But he later wrote a book saying the parents allegedly covered up the girl’s death after she died in an accident.

Gerry said of the delay: “We’re exasperated that the hearing has been cancelled once again at Mr Amaral’s request. This is the fourth time this has happened and we’ve travelled to Portugal.”

He added: “The legal case has been running now for over five years and we want to get justice for Madeleine. Today is a blatant and cynical attempt to wear us down and it’s Madeleine who is suffering. We’re not going to give up – we’re going to keep going.”
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Post by mom_in_il on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:12 pm

Has Madeleine McCann finally been found in Spain? Police investigate new sighting
POLICE are investigating a possible new sighting of Madeleine McCann in Spain.

Published: Fri, October 3, 2014

Former soldier and prison worker David Fullman - not real name - said he contacted UK detectives after spotting a blonde girl speaking Spanish with an English accent in the communal pool area at the Tropicana apartment complex in La Herradura, near Nerja.

It is the third reported sighting of the girl in the area.

Mr Fullman told the Olive Press: "A Spanish couple were by the pool with a very Spanish daughter and a blonde, white-skinned girl who looked English and spoke with an English accent.

"I tried to take a photo but the parents were keeping an eye on me. It was obvious I was watching them so I didn’t want to make a scene or appear to be a pervert.

"She looked similar to the digital construction but more like her mother.

"I felt like I had to report this even if it leads to nothing."

Ex-pat Brit Rose Johnson, 70, said she saw a girl similar to Madeleine playing on Penoncillo beach near Nerja in 2011.

Yvonne Tunnicliffe, claimed to be "100 per cent sure" she had spotted the missing youngster at a nearby supermarket the year before.

Metropolitan Police hunting Madeleine have said they will not give a running commentary on their inquiries.

There have been numerous sightings of Madeleine, who would now be 11, over the years.

Her parents, Gerry and Kate insist the search for her is very much ongoing and have praised the British police's continued efforts to find their daughter.

In 2007 photos of a blonde child being carried in a sling by a woman in Morocco prompted excited speculation the youngster may have been found.

It later emerged however that the little girl - named Bushra Binhisa - was the daughter of an olive farmer in the country.

There have also been reports of sightings in Cyprus, Portugal, Belgium and France but none have produced any firm leads.

This latest alleged sighting comes as frustrated detectives were held up in their probe for missing Maddie due to chaos in the Portuguese legal system.

Madeleine, was abducted from a holiday villa on May 3 2007 at the age of 3, in Praia da Luz, Portugal where the family were staying with her and her twin siblings.

Frustrated detectives had intended to quickly press ahead with their investigations but the process is being bogged down because of major changes in the way justice is delivered in the country.

In an attempt to improve the ­service, 20 courts have closed creating a huge backlog of cases and a nightmare for administrators.

Trials are being held up as vast amounts of documents are moved all over the country in a bid to streamline the service. So government lawyers are giving priority to running trials and urgent cases.

A legal official in Portugal said: “The system is a mess, which is causing a huge political row between the right-of-centre government and the socialist opposition.

“This all means that Maddie is taking a low priority because all the effort is going on keeping the courts running. There is also a new prosecutor in Portimao on the Algarve who is having to be fully briefed on scores of cases, including Madeleine’s, and that all takes time.

“There are delays but people are working extra hours to try to get everything moving again.”

Police in the UK are also currently investigating a number of online messages from 'trolls' who have directed abuse threats at Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry McCann.

A file stretching more than 80 pages of Tweets, Facebook and forum messages is currently being examined.
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Post by admin on Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:54 am


The Podesta Brothers in Portugal, May 3, 2007 - Some claim police sketches match Podesta brothers appearances.

The next video is beyond disturbing, watching it will break your heart, and may trigger those who have survived abuse. It is being reported the video was culled from a private account and purports to be John Podesta beating a child at Comet Ping Pong.


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