Monday, May 16, 2011

Portugal has NOT heard from the British police...

Diário Digital

Segunda-feira, 16 de Maio de 2011 | 19:23

Maddie: British police didn’t ask the PGR for the reopening of the process.

The British police is going to help in the search for Madeleine McCann, disappeared in the Algarve, 2007, but until now, it hasn’t asked for any cooperation or for the reopening of the process to the Portuguese authorities.

In the answer sent to Lusa Agency, the Procuradoria Geral da Républica (General Attorney’s Office) says that until now, “neither the PGR nor the magistrates responsible for the case have received any request or document, either for cooperation or for the reopening of the process».

Last week, the British Home Office informed that the police was going to help on the search of Madeleine McCann, in the sequence of an appeal made by the parents for a review of the investigation process.

The British Government stated that the “safe return of Madeleine” is still its main concern, so the British security forces will continue to follow leads and to pass information to the Portuguese police.

The announcement occurred on the same day that Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry Mccann renewed their request for an “independent, transparent and complete review” of the investigation process.

The couple wants the analysis of all the information gathered by British and Portuguese police to try to find important leads for the search.
Meanwhile, and once again, the Public Ministry reminded that the case may be reopened when “credible and relevant facts exist, as the law demands”. However, “until this moment, no facts have appeared that allow the reopening of the process”

Madeleine McCann disappeared a few days before her fourth birthday, at 3 of May of 2007, from the bedroom where she slept with her younger twin siblings, in an apartment in a touristic resort in Praia da Luz, Algarve.

The parents dined, Kate and Gerry, dined at the time with a group of friends in a restaurant about 50 meters from the apartment.
The child’s mother, Kate, and the father, Gerry McCann, were made arguidos by the Portuguese authorities in July 2007.

But on 21 of July 2008, the Pocuradoria Gerald a Républica announced the archival of the suspicions against the couple and a third arguido, Robert Murat, which dictated the end of the investigation.

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Translation: LUZ.