Sunday, 5 August 2007

Searches at Murat's home called off for the night

Police searches in Murat's home were called off, for the night, and two GNR (Portuguese Rural Police) stayed inside the house. Murat's lawyer, Francisco Pagarete, told journalists the Portuguese CID requested the presence of the two police officers and the owners agreed. Mr. Pagarete told that searches took place with the full cooperation of Mr. Murat and his mother. During 13 hours, workers from a gardening company and several elements from Civil Protection Services cut bushes and trees around the home, within specific areas previously cordoned by police. At the end of the afternoon, a sniffer dog was brought to the home. Around 8.30 pm, CID officers and British detectives left the place.