Friday, 29 June 2007

Arrests in Spain not connected to Madeleine abduction, says PJ spokesman

The Portuguese TV news channel SIC said, a few minutes ago, that the arrest of a Italian citizen, in Sotogrande, Cádiz (Spain) is not related to Madeleine McCann abduction, quoting PJ spokesman, Olegário de Sousa. The Italian was arrested by Spanish Police Special Squad for Kidnappings, today, according to online edition of “El País”. Spanish Police said they acted following a a request from French authorities. The Italian is accused of taking part in a plot to kill a judge, in France but, according to “El País”, he may be also connected to an extortion attempt to McCann family. A woman was also identified, but not arrested.