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Postby DJ » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:18 pm

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20.10.07

Run, Gordon, run...

On September 8, we wrote a story – "The circus has came to town" - explaining the strategy to be followed in order to convince British public opinion that Gerry and Kate McCann were framed by Portuguese police. In the same story, we alerted for the interference of other kind of "organizations", already in action, in Portugal: "Most of these activities have been conducted by retired British citizens, some of the long time residents in Portugal. Other group was 'recruited' among the already large locally born British community. These collaborators have an important skill, which is the capacity of speaking the local language, but their lack of experience means a higher risk and they have been used just in low-level operations."

This part of a wider strategy – the so-called "field operations" - was latter confirmed when the McCann revealed they hired Control Risk Group in May. Details of that strategy were given to us by sources in London that, due to their position, know what is going on and – most important of all – why. But they don't agree with what they consider a Government "sponsored" interference on a police case, with no other purpose than protect the interests of a specific group.

Other sources, in the British Media, also gave us details about how that strategy would develop: undermining the credibility of Portuguese Police, attacking one of the leading detectives using the Joana Cipriano's case and, as a final blow, the Casa Pia case: "The lethal weapon, to be used when conditions are proper, is a 'secret': a large, well organized and professionally manipulated amount of information about the Casa Pia case. Organizers believe this data will be very efficient in the difficult task of convincing British public opinion that incompetence, corruption and complicity, also on high levels of the Portuguese society, are the explanation for what happened to Gerry and Kate McCann."

Why UK is a haven for paedophiles

Until now, results have been mixed, for the powerful group of supporters behind the McCann couple. Public opinion, in UK, isn't exactly on the McCann side. Questions are starting to be asked about the level of involvement of the British Government, following Mr. Gordon Brown strange attitude of making public, last week, that he would include a police case in the agenda of his meeting with the Portuguese Prime-Minister, during a European Union summit.

Criminal Coordinator Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the investigation, but his replacement wasn't who the McCann supporters expected. Yesterday, Daily Mail, a newspaper that has been spearheading the campaign against Portugal and Portuguese police, was given the "green light" to use the above referred "lethal weapon".

The story - "Why Portugal is a haven for paedophiles - the disturbing backcloth to the Madeleine case" - is a poor job of manipulation of information about the Casa Pia case. It uses fake information, like putting Paulo Rebelo, who replaced Gon├ºalo Amaral in Madelein's case – as the man who "oversaw Operation Predator - raids on more than 70 suspected paedophiles, whose computers were searched last week for images of Madeleine or other evidence of criminal sexual acts."

In other classical manoeuvre of manipulation, it refers that, in Casa Pia Case, "Paulo Pedroso, a government minister, was arrested and quizzed about 15 cases of child sexual abuse." But Daily Mail forgets to mention that the case against Paulo Pedroso was dismissed, for lack of evidence. The newspaper also forgets to mention that investigation of Casa Pia is finished and the trial has been going on, since more that one year, due to the number of defendants and the fact that there are more than 500 witnesses to be called.

The Daily Mail story accuses a all country and it's population of allowing "paedophile networks" - that "have become endemic in Portugal" - to roam freely and considers that "the culture in which such a serious child abuse network was allowed to operate is the same culture that pervades the whole of Portugal."

Following the same line, similar accusations could be made against UK, using the Waterhouse case: "The Waterhouse Report into the wide scale abuse that took place in residential homes in Wales was released in February 2000. It spoke of systematic abuse, a climate of violence and a culture of secrecy that existed for more than two decades. But for most people involved in the welfare of the young, the report did not go nearly far enough. It confined itself to what went on in particular children's homes in Wales over a confined period. It did not look at the plight of children in residential homes and in foster families all over the UK. It did not question the whole structure of care." The results of Operation Ore could also allow anyone to classify UK as a haven for paedophiles, where the sex offenders registration couldn't stop child abusers to find new jobs on schools...

The fact that the story from Daily Mail is so badly "build" shows how desperate McCann supporters are, as they don't see any evidence that PJ is willing to drop the main line of inquiry, which considers the parents as formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine.

Police cooperation

Also curious is the fact that Mr. Gordon Brown decided to mention a specific detail we was willing to raise, with Portuguese Prime-Minister: the cooperation between Portuguese and British Police in Madeleine's investigation. There has been several small incidents, since the first British police liaison team came to Algarve. The decision of Portuguese police to stop regular meetings with the McCann couple was taken after detectives realized that Kate and Gerry had previous knowledge of the subjects to be raised during those meetings. Such a knowledge would be possible only if information given by PJ to their British counterparts was being made available to the McCann.

Portuguese police made clear they knew that at least one of the British officers from the liaison team had contacts - with people close to the McCann – that were not considered proper, for someone in that position. The level of cooperation from Leicestershire police is another detail that has raised some questions from Pol├¡cia Judici├íria and took Mr. Paulo Rebelo to make a direct contact with Scotland Yard.

The McCann legal team has made contacts, in Portugal, to hire a PR company, as they understood that a close contact with Portuguese Media was fundamental, at this stage. But there is no tradition, in Portugal, of Public Relations companies acting in the criminal area and at least one of the leading Portuguese PR companies refused an offer for a contract. Other contacts were more successful, when several former Portuguese policemen were asked, by the McCann team, to help them have a close look at how the investigation was developing.

Opposite versions

The Portuguese Prime-Minister Press Office denied that the question of Madeleine's investigation was ever referred, during a meeting with Gordon Brown. "The only subjects raised during the meeting between Gordon Brown and Jos├® S├│crates were related to the EU summit. All the rest is pure speculation", according to the same source. A spokesman for Mr. Gordon Brown denied this and told British Media that "Mr Brown said he and Jose Socrates had a ''brief discussion'' about Madeleine during an EU summit in Lisbon. The spokesman said: ''They agreed what matters was that there should be the closest possible co-operation between the Portuguese and British police.''

The fact that both Prime-Ministers Press Offices couldn't find a common version about Madeleine's case is a clear evidence of the deep differences in the way they look at it. Mr. Jos├® S├│crates has made clear, before, that this is "just a police case" and not a political one." In a interview with the Spanish daily "El Pa├¡s", the Portuguese Prime-Minister launched a staunch attack against members of British Government, saying that "(Portuguese) Police did the best they could do find the child" and remembered that "it's a duty of all politicians not to contribute to boost a 'soap opera script." It seems that Mr. Gordon Brown has another opinion.

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Postby DJ » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:21 pm

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21.10.07

Lord John Stevens, another former police chief joining the circus

Lord John Stevens, former Metropolitan Police chief, believes in the innocence of the McCann. On a opinion column in "News of the World", he claims he has always based his conclusions on "hard evidence", during his 30 years as a police detective. Then, he says he is making his judgement about the McCann based in what he read on newspapers: "Again, I don't say this from believing in the McCanns' innocence or their guilt. I simply don't know either way. But from the evidence I have read I don't think they did it. Unless the Portuguese police have something else, it doesn't make sense. The couple don't fit the profile and their opportunity was limited."

Lord Stevens doesn't even know what evidence Portuguese police has. Anyway, he is so sure they are innocent that he doesn't feel the need of the same "hard evidence" he claims he always needed, in his police career.

Lord John Stevens wrote that "the possible murder scene was treated as a glorified meeting-room to organise a search for a missing child, instead of the potential treasure trove of clues it actually was. To any experienced British detective, it is incomprehensible." He forgets to mention that Kate McCann realised Madeleine has vanished around 10.00pm but the McCann only called police almost 50 minutes after that. Why does Lord Stevens ignores this detail? Because it allows him to attack Portuguese police?

Lord Stevens wrote that "the police investigation that started so disastrously has turned to farce. Every apparent stream of evidence has been either missed, fatally compromised or is simply ludicrous." What a pity, Lord Stevens, that a man with a distinguished career like yours accepts a so prominent role in a farce that starts to look like a circus.

Update:
Lord Stevens, chairman of Quest Ltd – Corporate Intelligence & Risk Mitigation
Lord Stevens, Gordon Brown's adviser on international security issues
Lord Stevens: "Maddie's parents are innocent"

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24.10.07
Portuguese Police not informed by the McCann about the hotline in Spain

The detectives company hired by the McCann to set up a hotline for information about Madeleine is specialized in corporate fraud, off-shore investigations, patent and trademark protection. Owned by the Fernandez family, Metodo 3 works "only for companies", according to an interview from Francisco Marco Fernadez, assistant general-manager: "Even if in the 80's it wasn't common (for detectives companies) to work only for other companies, once the detective work was most in the private field (family, infidelity, etc) we decided that our target was, clearly, the business area. And there is where we have been, since then."

Clarence Mitchell, the former Media Monitoring Unit director and spokesman for the McCann, said that the hot line was set up with "the full backing" of Portuguese Police, according to the Daily Mail, and also from Spanish Police, according to Fox News. But Spanish Police says that they don't have any position – either in favour or against – the setting up of this hotline. "Madeleine's disappearance took place in Portugal and, until now, Spanish authorities only acted following requests from Portuguese Police", a source from Spanish Police, in Madrid, told us. Pol├¡cia Judici├íria wasn't informed previously about it and, a PJ source told us that they knew about the hotline "but not through the McCann."

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25.10.07

British citizen expelled from Morocco

The Moroccan authorities expelled a British citizen, a few days ago, after he contacted staff from a gas station near the city of Marrakesh. A source from "Suret├® Nacionale", Moroccan security and intelligence services confirmed that the British citizen offered a large amount of money to several employees, in exchange for specific statements about a sighting concerning a blonde girl. British embassy in Morocco, contacted by SOS Madeleine, refused to comment. The possibility of having private detectives working in their country was referred, by the same source, as "an offence and a violation of national sovereignty".

A source from PJ also told SOS Madeleine that "any person who undertakes a private investigation about a crime, in Portugal, is committing a crime - perverting the course of Justice – and will be arrested." The McCann hired a private Spanish company, Metodo 3, to set up a hotline for people having information about Madeleine.

The hotline number has replaced the police phone numbers in the official page of FindMadeleine campaign. But according to Spanish Law and the specific regulations concerning private detective's activity, any information received concerning a crime must be immediately forwarded to police.

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Postby DJ » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:24 pm

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26.10.07

One more witness contradicts Jane Tanner statement

A teenager, who was with her family at Ocean Club, saw Gerry McCann and Jeremy Wilkins talking, the night Madeleine disappeared – but she didn't saw Jane Tanner or a man carrying a child. The girl wasn't in the list of guests, as their presence at Ocean Club wasn't registered with the management. Father and daughter have been in Portugal, recently, to help Policia Judiciaria in the reconstruction of what happened the night of May 3 and to give a formal statement to Police, according to a source close to the case.

Speaking to SOS Madeleine, the Irish teenager confirmed she saw Gerry McCann and Jeremy Wilkins talking, for a few minutes, near the McCann apartment: "There was only the father of the little girl talking to another man."

The teenager went out for a cigarette, around the same time Jane Tanner said she saw a man carrying a child. She only mentioned what she saw to her family latter, because she had also to confess the reason why she was there. Since the beginning, Police had some doubts about Jane Tanner statement, as Jeremy Wilkins, a tennis partner of Madeleine's father, told them he only saw Gerry McCann near the apartment.

Jane Tanner description of the man she allegedly saw was used to draw a sketch that the McCann released, yesterday, October 25. But Jane Tanner was initially quoted, in the British Media, as saying that the man was walking to the church. Later, British newspapers referred she said the man was walking in the opposite direction, to Robert Murat's house.

Jeremy Wilkins told the Press he was walking his eight-month son when he met Gerry McCann, who was checking his children. The TV producer said he didn't saw a man carrying a child and he also didn't saw Jane Tanner: "It was a very narrow path and I think it would have been almost impossible for anyone to walk by without me noticing."

After a few weeks claiming they couldn't talk to the Media because of Portuguese secrecy laws, the McCann accepted to be interviewd by Antena 3, a Spanish TV channel. Gerry McCann praised the Portuguese Police but, at the same time, the usual "family friends" were quoted by the British Media in another attack to the credibility of Portuguese police, who hasn't recorded the statements given by Madeleine parents. This is denied by a PJ source, who told that "all formal questionings of the McCann were recorded, but no recording was made from the informal meetings with them."

Statements given to Police, in the Portuguese legal system, are only used in the investigation and even confessions are not valued by courts, as only statements made during trial are considered evidence.

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26.10.07

Most calls to McCann hotline report Madeleine's sightings in Morocco

The hotline set up by the McCann, in Spain, received 275 calls until 8.00pm of yesterday, October 25, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. Most calls were from British citizens that have been on holidays in Morocco and gave information about alleged sightings of Madeleine in that North-African country.

After the McCann were named as formal suspects, British Press identified at least seven new witnesses, most of them British citizens, claiming not only that they saw Madeleine in Morocco, but also that they contacted Portuguese police and had no answer of just faced a refusal to accept that information. Portuguese Police requested Interpol help to investigate the background and personal connections of those alleged witnesses and, after that, there were no more references about those witnesses in the British Press.

Sources from Metodo 3, the Spanish detectives agency hired by the McCann to managed the hotline, told La Vanguardia that "Portuguese police has give up the idea that Madeleine died in a accidente" where the parents were involved and now "they think, (like Metodo 3 detectives) that Madeleine was kidnapped." The head of Polícia Judiciária, Alípio Ribeiro, told another Spanish newspaper, a few days ago, that the strongest line of inquiry was the one that considered Madeleine was dead.

The Portuguese Justice Minister, Mr. Alberto Costa, who is in Spain to participate in a European meeting, told journalists that new initiatives have been launched, in the investigation and said that he trusts the capacity of Policia Judiciária to solve the case.

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28.10.07

Professor Carolyn Hamilton: What the McCann's did was wrong

Leaving a child aged 3 and twins aged 18 months in a locked room, on a complex holiday abroad, checking on them every half hour "is not desirable but parents have to balance the demands of life and will probably have to consider such issues regularly (...) Leaving them for a short while, asleep, in a locked room with regular checks is acceptable. Leaving them for two hours, or with unlocked doors, is not", according to Carolyn Hamilton, Director of the Children's Legal Centre, an expert for the United Nations in the field of juvenile justice and a member of the UK Advisory Board for the UK Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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28.10.07

Spanish detectives: A Portuguese paedophile kidnapped Maddie
Metodo 3, the Spanish detectives company hired two months ago by the McCann says that a Portuguese paedophile kidnapped Madeleine and took her to Morocco. Metodo 3, according to Daily Mail, is sending detectives to Portugal, to follow leads that say there was an insider in Ocean Club who helped in the kidnap. Private investigations of a crime, in Portugal, are illegal and people doing can be accused of trying to pervert the course of justice and jailed. The Times reports that three phone calls to the hotline the McCann set up in Spain, managed by Metodo 3, had details about Madeleine sightings in Morocco, accompanied my a middle-class Moroccan woman aged about 60.

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29.10.07

Metodo 3 or Murder Ltd ?

The Spanish detectives agency hired by the McCann told newspapers they received three calls with specific details about sightings of Madeleine in Morocco. Francisco Marco, Metodo 3's director-general, gave more specific details, including the alleged location of Madeleine, in Morocco, where she was spotted with a 60 years-old-woman: "My own feeling is that this woman is some sort of carer who is working on behalf of other people. We can't be certain it's Madeleine but several unconnected people have told our informers of the same girl with the same woman. The only difference is that she has slightly shorter hair than Madeleine had when she disappeared. Everything else matches. They've been seen over a wide area but always within the confines of the Rif mountains."

If it's truth, it raises a few interesting questions about how Metodo 3 works:

1 – This kind of information is supposed to be confidential, in order to not alert the kidnappers. Why did Metodo 3 gave that information to newspapers?
2 – Was the police in Morocco informed, through the Spanish police, as the Law in Spain requests, whenever a private detective has information related to a crime?
3 – Is Metodo 3 aware that making public this information endangers the life of a kidnapped child?

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29.10.07

Metodo 3 confirms: Madeline is alive and in Morocco

Marita Fernandez, manager of Metodo 3, the Spanish detectives company hired by the McCann to help find Madeleine, told today to Antena 3 that "it's absolutely sure that Madeleine is alive. (People) Saw the spot in her eye. If it was seen, Madeleine is nor dead." Metodo 3 also confirmed they have "clues" that can solve the case. Francisco Marco, Metodo 3's director-general, gave more specific details, including the alleged location of Madeleine, in Morocco, where she was spotted with a 60 years-old-woman.

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29.10.07

Kidnapped American girl found in Morocco

Metodo 3, the Spanish detectives company hired by the McCann to look for Madeleine, found a kidnapped American girl in the Morocco mountains, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper quoted a source from Metodo 3 who told that detectives looking for Madeleine in the Rif mountains "found a blonde girl who had been kidnapped by a Moroccan family." According to the same source, "Interpol is investigating the discovery of the blonde girl living in the Rif mountains ' the area where they are searching for Madeleine."

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29.10.07

Police back to Ocean Club apartment

A team of Pol├¡cia Judiciaria detectives, headed by Paulo Rebelo, went today, October 29, to the apartment from where Madeleine vanished, on May 3. The team – five men and a woman – left the building around 6.00pm. Paulo Rebelo refused to talk to the journalists and went to the area near the church, after leaving the apartment, accompanied by one of the detectives, while the others left Praia da Luz.

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30.10.07

PJ detectives prepare for final steps of the investigation

Paulo Rebelo called a meeting with all the detective's team working in Madeleine's case for today, October 30. Criminal coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, previously in charge of the investigation, was asked to participate in the meeting. The last days have been very busy for Paulo Rebelo and his team of around twenty detectives working in the case. Recently, a new witness has been in Portugal and went to PJ headquarters in Portimão. This witness, an Irish teenager, saw Gerry McCann and Jeremy Wilkins talking, near the apartment from where Madeleine vanished, in the night of May 3, but she is also sure that there was no man carrying a child or Jane Tanner around, at that time.

Paulo Rebelo decided to call a special meeting to make a general analysis of the conclusions of the investigation, until now, after a careful review of all evidence collected, including the results of the samples already sent by Forensic Science Service. Yesterday, October 29, a team of detectives headed by Paulo Rebelo went to apartment 5A, at ocean Club, to check with detail some aspects of those conclusions. After almost four hours inside the apartment, the other detectives left to Portimão, while Paulo Rebelo went to the small square near the church with another PJ investigator. Before calling the meeting, Paulo Rebelo had a long talk with the national director of Polícia Judiciária, Alípio Ribeiro.

News in the Portuguese Press referred that Portuguese police was still waiting, last week, for the list of phone calls made from Praia da Luz, using mobile phones from UK networks. A request has been made to Police in the UK to allow Portuguese police to check the calls with the list of guests and other people staying at Praia da Luz, since the McCann arrived there, on April 28.

This meeting follows also the first public indications that the Portuguese Government is getting more uncomfortable with the violent attacks directed against the Portuguese police and the Judicial system. Mr. Santana Carlos, the Portuguese Ambassador in London, criticise the attitude of British Media, in a interview with The Times, and referred that there are "many more cases of abductions (in UK) than Portugal, and nobody talks about that, but this (Madeleine) case has come up very, very high in the news."

Also last week, the McCann revealed, for the first time, they have hired a Spanish detectives private company, Metodo 3, to help find Madeleine. The company, according to Antena 3, was hired in August, before the McCann were named as formal suspects in the disappearance of their daughter. The company set up a hotline and issued a sketch of an alleged abductor, seen by one of the friends of the McCann, Jane Tanner, less than 30 minutes Kate McCann found Madeleine was missing.

Just a few days after the hotline was set up, Marita Fernandez, the general-manager of Metodo 3, told Spanish Media that witnesses calling the line have confirmed Madeleine McCann was alive and in Morocco. Metodo 3 told newspapers they had also found another kidnapped child, an American blonde girl, in the mountains of Rif. But a source from "Suret├® Nacionale", the Moroccan intelligence services, denied this information and told us they didn't have any information about the American girl or Madeleine McCann sightings.

The law that regulates privates detectives work, in Spain, demands that any information related to a crime must be immediately forwarded to Police. A PJ investigator considered "very strange" that a positive identification of Madeleine, as the one referred by Metodo 3, could be made available to the Media, instead of remaining absolutely confidential: "This could be a death sentence, if the child was in the hands of a paedophile network, what those Spanish detectives say it's also a possibility..."

Moroccan authorities expelled a British citizen, recently, after he offered large amounts of money in exchange of specific statements about a blonde girl, to several staff members from a gas station in Marrakesh – the same city were Interpol will have its 76 General Assembly, between 5 and 8 of November.

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1.11.07

Moroccan police: Madeleine in Morocco just "doesn't make any sense..."

"Only in Italy, there were around 3.000 Moroccan children and youngsters in the prostitution networks, in 2006", according to a a senior police officer from Moroccan police: "Almost all cases of other children being brought to Morocco are related with divorce cases, when the father or mother, married in a foreign country, brings them to Morocco."

A member of "Touche pas à mon enfant", a Moroccan organization that fights child abuse, confirmed this situation and told SOS Madeleine that he doesn't believe in the possibility that Madeleine was brought to Morocco by a paedophile network: "There are hundreds of blonde children with blue eyes in the Rif area", he said. Asked to comment about the conclusions of Metodo 3, the Spanish detectives company that allegedly had strong clues about the presence of Madeleine in Morocco, the source from Moroccan police said: "The Spanish only now discovered that there are blonde people in Morocco. Do you think they know our country better than us?"

Paedophilia exists in Morocco, like in many other countries, but it's "Moroccan children that are the target of abusers, many of them foreigners: 43 % or cases reported to Police involve foreign citizens from European countries", says a report from "Child's Rights Watcher", an organization set up in 1999 to monitor child abuse.

Several high profile cases, involving European tourist, have been uncovered in the last years. Three French citizens were arrested in Eurika, with five porno movies where they used Moroccan children. "Each child was paid between 18 and 45 euros. We have a 'zero tolerance' for paedophilia, but poverty makes our children an easy prey for those kind of 'tourists'. And the idea of bringing foreign children – Maddie or any otter child – to Morocco, for this, just doesn't make any sense", the same senior police officer told SOS Madeleine.

Moroccan Intelligence services and local police set up several operations in the Rif area, against drug traffickers, after the first sightings of Madeleine in that country were reported, in early May. A "message" was sent to main drug trafficker networks, telling to check all known criminals "working" in that area, with connections to child prostitution. "If somebody had the child, there will be no way of escaping the 'drug Mafia', they know everything and everybody in that area", according to a source from Moroccan Intelligence services.

The Rif mountains are home of the main producers of hashish, for the European market. But even this uncommon police operation had no result at all, and until now Moroccan "Suret├® Nacionale" denies strongly that any reliable clue or evidence of Madeleine McCann has been found.

The presence of Madeleine in Morocco was also dismissed as not credible by Mark Williams-Thomas, a former policemen and managing-director of WT Associates. The theory of Metodo 3 – Madeleine was abducted by a paedophile gang who stole the child to order – shows "a distinct lack of understanding of paedophiles and how they work", criminal analyst Mark Williams-Thomas told the Daily Mail: "Evidence from what we know about how paedophiles operate would suggest that if Madeleine was abducted by a predatory paedophile the likelihood of her surviving after first 48 hours, are very slim."

If Madeleine is alive "she would not be out in the open and spotted by general members of the public. She would be hidden away. Even in these remote areas of Morocco, nobody could risk her being seen", according to Mark William-Thomas. Marita Frenandez, the head of Metodo 3, the company hired by the McCann, told journalists that "it's absolutely sure that Madeleine is alive. (People) Saw the spot in her eye. If it was seen, Madeleine is nor dead." Metodo 3 also confirmed they have "clues" that can solve the case.

Francisco Marco, Metodo 3's director-general, gave more specific details, including the alleged location of Madeleine, in Morocco, where she was spotted with a 60 years-old-woman.

Meanwhile, reports emerged from British Press, about a nanny that allegedly saw a suspect near the McCann apartment. The suspect was spotted in 2006, one year before Madeleine McCann disappeared, according to the Daily Mail edition of October 30. The nanny called, a few days ago, the hotline that McCann set up in Spain, which is managed by Metodo 3, and told them about this new suspect.

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