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British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

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British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

Post by dianeh on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:48 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338421/British-police-developed-evidence-McCanns-WikiLeaks-cable-claims.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

The parents of Madeleine McCann had evidence against them ‘developed’ by British police as they were investigated by ­Portuguese authorities over the disappearance of their daughter, a senior official has claimed.

The UK’s ambassador to Portugal, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, told his American counterpart that police in Britain were working with Portuguese officers to build a case against the McCanns.

He made the claims on September 21, 2007, according to secret diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.

Tough times: Kate and Gerry McCann were subject to a Portuguese police investigation, allegedly aided by evidence 'developed' by their British counterparts
Two weeks earlier, Portuguese police had named Gerry and Kate McCann as ‘arguidos’, or formal suspects.

In a cable to Washington marked confidential, U.S. ambassador Al Hoffman wrote: ‘Without delving into the details of the case, Ellis admitted that the British police had developed the current evidence against the McCann parents, and he stressed that authorities from both countries were working co-operatively.’

The cable does not specify what evidence British police are alleged to have gathered, or whether UK investigators were involved in the decision to formally name the McCanns as suspects.
The comments suggest British police had a far greater role in the investigation of the McCanns than has previously been thought.
The widespread perception at the time was that Portuguese authorities were the driving force behind their treatment as suspects.
Missing: Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday in Portugal
In one of two cables which refer to the case, U.S. ambassador Hoffman also noted: ‘Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in the south of Portugal in May 2007 has generated international media attention with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation and the actions of Madeleine’s parents.’

He said the British ambassador thought ‘the media frenzy was to be expected and was acceptable as long as government officials keep their comments behind closed doors’.

The McCanns have said that there was ‘absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine’s disappearance’.
After they were named as suspects, Madeleine’s parents remained under official suspicion until July 2008, when Portuguese police shelved the investigation into their daughter’s disappearance.

Speaking when their suspect status was lifted, Mrs McCann said: ‘It is hard to describe how utterly despairing it was to be named arguidos and portrayed in the media as suspects.’

Following the WikiLeaks revelation, a spokesman for the McCanns said: ‘This is an entirely historic note that is more than three years old.

‘Subsequently, Kate and Gerry had their arguido status lifted, with the Portuguese authorities making it perfectly clear that there was absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine’s disappearance.’

Madeleine went missing from an apartment in the Algarve village of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, when she was three years old.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338421/British-police-developed-evidence-McCanns-WikiLeaks-cable-claims.html#ixzz185MFNXOo

Well, this is all very interesting and typical of the load of crap put out by wikileaks.

This is the opinion of the Ambassador to Portugal. It really is not evidence of what the British police were doing or not doing. Note that there is nothing of any substance, it does not detail at all, what the British police supplied, or suggested or investigated.



The UK’s ambassador to Portugal, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, told his American counterpart that police in Britain were working with Portuguese officers to build a case against the McCanns

Of course the British police were working with the Portuguese. The files prove that. It was meant to be a joint investigation. This is just diplomatic gossip, nothing more.

BUT WAIT, watch the anti's latch onto this as though it proves something. Seriously, all it proves is that it was a joint investigation, and certainly contradicts a certain fat detectives claims that the British did not co-operate.

And the end result, as the end of the article says.



Subsequently, Kate and Gerry had their arguido status lifted, with the Portuguese authorities making it perfectly clear that there was absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine’s disappearance.’
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Re: British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

Post by maria on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:29 am

Load of crap all right, but not forged.

Rabid dogs have been unleashed around here.

So sickening! And no comments from the British Ambassy.
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Post by Pedro Silva on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:42 am

Bullshit. I agree with you Maria.

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Re: British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

Post by maria theresa on Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:00 am

I thought we knew very well that the British police were also involved?? The FSS carried out the forensic tests and the dogs were from the UK. The UK played a positive role in the case whilst acknowledging that it was, correctly, a Portuguese-led investigation.

Not sure where this leaves Amaral's wild claims about the British police being too trusting of the McCanns?!

Not sure either where it leaves those even wilder claims that the British embassy/Government was aiming to cover up for the McCanns. There was never any reason why they would have done such a thing.

It just confirms what we would expect to be the case and pretty well what we knew anyway, doesn't it??

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Re: British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

Post by dianeh on Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:03 am

Maria Theresa

I agree, this wikileak is a nothing, absolutely worth nothing.

Reading it in English it is clear that the British Ambassador said nothing startling. But if you dont read English and rely on interviews of Sargento, Amaral and others, then it would be easy to be sucked into believing that the British Ambassador said something totally different to what he said. Plus, now these 'men' are making more money doing a fresh round of interviews.

It is hard to understand why Amaral et al are telling such misrepresentations about the leak, they will be caught out at some time, as soon as someone calls them on it.
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Re: British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns

Post by Royal on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:34 am

Very interesting Maria and I totally agree with you. Thank you.
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