Sunday, March 18, 2012

#McCann: #ScotlandYard Discredits Spanish 'Investigation'

English Police dismisses work done by the private agency “Método” 3 hired by the McCann couple
by Oscár Queirós

The investigators of Scotland Yard, who are again working with the case of Madeleine's disappearance, came to the conclusion that steps taken in recent years by the Spanish detectives hired by the McCann couple have helped very little or nothing at all towards the discovery of what happened to the girl.

This detectives from the “Método 3” agency were paid with money from the “Find Madeleine” fund and the data they collected had always as basis the assumption the abduction thesis, defended by the parents of the child who disappeared in the Algarve on May, 3 2007.

Four members of the English team that are investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann were in Barcelona, at the end of last year, where they have collected dozens of boxes filled with documents. Francisco Marco, in charge of “Método 3”, told [on a Spanish TV broadcast] that those documents contained “six, seven or eight very important leads”.

At this moment, according to what JN was able to find out, the investigators are re-analysing every data pertaining to the case and they have already played down the importance of those “leads”. They have, therefore, chosen to concentrate all their efforts in the process that was archived in Portugal in July 2008.

It should be recalled, has JN has reported previously, the Judiciary Police(PJ), trough a team from Oporto's directorate, has been cooperating with the English in a re-assessment of all the more