Madeleine McCann: Detectives probe Spain link

LAST UPDATED: 5 Dec, 2011 @ 20:30
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Madeleine McCann: Detectives probe Spain link

DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have flown to Barcelona amid claims the youngster was smuggled into Spain.

It is thought the officers may be looking into one theory that the three-year-old was taken to Spain by a paedophile gang, although officials have not confirmed the reasons for the visit.

The latest development is part of an on-going ‘investigative review’ into the girl’s disappearance in Portugal in 2007, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May last year.

On Monday, the McCann’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry welcome the on-going work by the Metropolitan Police and they are pleased that the investigative review is making progress.”

Hundreds of possible sightings of the girl have been reported since her disappearance, but all have so far come to nothing.

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  1. Speculation on the whereabouts
    of this particular child has become
    a constant story over the past
    four years. Madeleine is here,
    Madeleine is there, Is this Madeleine?
    This article offers us no substantial
    information. We just know that
    the detectives are doing their
    job. The only story worth printing
    is WE HAVE FOUND MADELEINE MCCANN.
    THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND
    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS THAT THE WORLD
    HAS WAITED TO HEAR or MADELEINE
    HAS BEEN FOUND. WE KNOW WHAT
    HAPPENED TO HER. IT IS NOT THE
    HAPPY NEWS WE HAVE PRAYED FOR
    BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE A CONCLUSION
    TO THIS MYSTERY FINALLY. And I for
    one will only buy and read the paper
    if or when these are the front
    page headlines.

  2. They may also be visiting Barcelona to speak to one of the private detectives who was so active in Morocco when all those ‘sightings’ were reported. He was accused of paying people to invent those stories, and is now doing 18 YEARS in prison for stealing half a tonne of cocaine whilst he was a serving police officer. Another private detective they employed was extradited to the USA for a major fraud, having taken over half a million of the money donated to the McCanns’ fund. When Edgar’s team went to Barcelona to look at the story, they didn’t speak to any of the main characters involved. You couldn’t make it up.

  3. I feel for the McCann’s. I genuinely
    feel every sympathy and pray for them
    to get their child home safely. However.
    why is it that it is only this missing
    child case that gets so much attention.
    What about following up leads on other
    shelved cases? Why are they not considered
    to be important? Is David Cameron concerned
    about other missing people? Why is he giving
    special treatment to this particular missing
    child?

  4. All missing children and adults
    are important. Madeleine is of course,
    but so are the others and so are their
    families. They are suffering just
    like Mr. and Mrs McCann.
    Never get much of a mention though,
    do they?

  5. Is Scotland Yard and special branch
    given the big job of finding other
    missing, vulnerable people under direct
    orders from 10 Downing Street?
    I hope this investigation finds Madeleine McCann
    but I hope the PM realises that there are many
    more cases that his intervention could help apart
    from this particular one.

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