More Portuguese Police Cock-ups Revealed

Portuguese police ignored ‘kidnapper in the shadows’ outside Madeleine’s bedroom | Mail Online

Police failed to investigate a previous suspected abduction attempt from Kate and Gerry McCann’s holiday apartment, it was disclosed yesterday.

I am not surprised by this. With the recent release of the files of the Portuguese Police, it has been one shocking lapse after another, numberous sightings that were not followed up, and baseless assumptions followed to the point of almost fabricating evidence.

‘It was sloppy at best and deliberately manipulative at worst. A number of senior officers went down the route of making assumptions and suppositions and trying to force a confession to something that didn’t happen.’

It wouldn’t be the first time these officers have been accused of a sloppy or even corrupt investigation of a child abduction. They are still under investigation for apparently beating a confession out of a mother, and Amaral has been forced to resign over his part in that investigation and his mishandling of the Maddie McCann case.

Amaral was probably too busy preparing his ‘sensational’ book to actually bother to do any real investigation, there’s less money in books where the crime has been solved, anyway.

It is extremely unfortunate for the McCanns that a bumbling idiot, who would later be forced out of the police force, ended up in charge of their case.

Portuguese Prosecutors have also criticised the investigation stating:

‘In reality, none of the suspicions which led to them being made arguidos (formal suspects) came to be confirmed later.’

This huge assumption that no one else was involved in the disappearance of Maddie, probably cost her her life. The Portuguese Police refused to investigate any other sightings of either Maddie or a possible abductor.

They also tried to ‘frame’ Gerry by claiming that they had conclusive DNA evidence, proving that they had killed Maddie, when they knew they had nothing of the sort.

The police also attempted to gain a court order to bug the McCanns apartment and gain access to their credit card statements, desperately trying to pursue their madcap theory, at the expense of everything else.

Below are two e-fits created from witness descriptions, so sure were the police that they already had the case solved, that they never even bothered to release the e-fits. Even Gerry and Kate never saw them.

If this is the face of Maddie’s abductor(s) then its release is some 15 months too late.

“Mr Flack, 64, told police he saw a man acting suspiciously around the McCanns’ holiday apartment just before Madeleine went missing.”

I’m no detective but I’d call that sighting a pretty important clue.

To be fair to the Portuguese Police, they did show an image of the suspect to some witnesses, after a bit of pressure was applied, but surprisingly there question of, “Have you seen this man?” was always met with a “No!”

Then again looking at the actual Police ‘sketch’ it isn’t all that surprising.

It seems that what one would consider standard policing today, isn’t the same as what was carried out in Portugal after Maddie disappeared. The failure of the Police to even properly seal off the room and make proper forensic tests was compounded when the room was rented out again before British sniffer dogs were allowed in.

In all likelihood Madeleine McCann was alive when she was taken out of that room, and probably alive for some hours or even days afterwards. The chances of little Maddie being alive diminshed the longer the Portuguese Police dallied and fumbled around, and despite the numerous sightings of her recently, I can’t help but think that poor Maddie lost her life some time ago.

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