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Clarence Mitchell about McCann being named as “arguidos”: “This is a travesty...”
September 9, 2007
PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal - A British couple named as suspects in the disappearance of their 4-year-old daughter, Madeleine, in Portugal would like to go home but don't want to be perceived as running from justice, family and friends said yesterday.
A family friend, Clarence Mitchell, said Gerry McCann told him that he and his wife expected clarification of their legal status within 48 hours. "They are in broad agreement that they should get out as soon as they can," Mitchell said via telephone from Britain. Mitchell said the McCanns, both doctors from central England, were considering hiring lawyers in Britain where they would also have support from family and friends. “They are determined to prove this is a travesty . . . and clear their names," Mitchell said of the police allegations about their possible involvement.