Three workers at the holiday complex where Madeleine McCann was last seen made an abnormally high number of calls “outside the resort” on the night she went missing.
British police searching for missing Madeleine McCann want their Portuguese counterparts to search the homes and examine the bank accounts of three former employees of the resort where she vanished, it is reported.
British police have travelled to Portugal to liaise with local officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. A Scotland Yard team travelled to the Algarve days after a letter was sent to Portuguese police requesting help with tracking down and interviewing three burglars who were in the area when Madeleine vanished.
British police are poised to make the first arrests in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann. The Met want to quiz three burglars who carried out raids in the Portuguese resort when the three-year-old vanished. Officers were last night preparing to fly to the Algarve to make their first arrests since the force set up Operation Grange in 2011 to review the kidnapping. They hope to speak to the thieves after mobile phone records showed the men made numerous calls to each other in the hours after she disappeared.
Kate McCann has told of her hope for missing daughter Madeleine and said she is “buoyed”up by Scotland’s Yard’s efforts to find her kidnapper. In a Christmas message she said there had “thankfully been some very positive aspects” in the global search for Maddie.
There are claims a NATO spy plane may have snapped a picture of the man thought to have kidnapped Madeleine McCann. A Portuguese military aircraft took photos of the Algarve coastline on the day the three-year-old disappeared, says British military expert Philip Burden. He claims the images were clear enough to identify buildings and people’s faces and were offered to Portuguese police when Nato officials later learned of Madeleine’s disappearance. Mr Burden said: “The aircraft may provide a new lead in the hunt for Madeleine. During the early and late evening of May 3, 2007, the day Madeleine disappeared from the holiday resort of Praia da Luz, the plane took aerial photos of that stretch of the Algarve.
Detectives searching for new leads in the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann have received 5,000 calls.appearing on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme tonight, Mr Redwood said : "The media appeals produced a fantastic response from the public in all three countries with a total of 3,500 calls and messages in the UK, 850 to Germany, and 650 in Holland. Lots of people have called to say they were in Praia da Luz at the time. All of this information has obviously produced a very large volume of work for the Operation Grange team to work through. I have been in Faro this week working with police colleagues, and I know the appeal generated a large number of calls to the Portuguese police also. I’d like to thank the media and the public for their continued assistance in this challenging enquiry."
Portuguese prosecutors have ordered police to reopen their investigation into the six-year-old disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann after a review of the evidence found new leads, authorities announced Thursday. The public prosecutor’s office in Lisbon said the decision was made after “new indications” emerged during a case review. It gave no further details.
In London, Scotland Yard said the Portuguese prosecutor’s decision “follows the discovery of new lines of enquiry as a result of an internal review of their original investigation” by the Portuguese police. It said the Portuguese investigation will run parallel with British police efforts to find out what happened to the girl who vanished shortly before her fourth birthday during a family vacation in southern Portugal in May 2007.
The parents of Madeleine McCann were given ‘great hope’ tonight after a mystery blonde girl allegedly snatched from her family was found living with gypsies. Greek authorities requested international help to identify a four-year-old girl found living in a camp with a couple and 13 other children. Police believe up to 10 more of the youngsters may be the victims of an international trafficking ring. The girl, known only as ‘Maria’, was found on Wednesday near Farsala in central Greece during a nationwide crackdown on illegal activities by Roma, also known as Gypsies.
Kirsty Young presents the latest findings and informaiton in the search for Madeleine McCann, the then-three-year-old abducted from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007. A reconstruction reveals what the new British investigation has discovered about that night, and Kate and Gerry McCann talk about their renewed hopes of finding their daughter.