Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Madeleine's case: Luis Neves will replace Gonçalo Amaral

The man that was the second-in-command of the investigation lead by Gonçalo Amaral, Criminal Coordinator Luis Neves, will replace him. The national director of PJ has considered the possibility of sending somebody from Lisbon, but he was warned of a “strong reaction” from the dozens of detectives involved in the investigation.
The dismissal of Gonçalo Amaral followed a day of contacts, between London and Lisbon, and the intervention of the Minister of Justice, Alberto Costa, was decisive. Speaking after a public ceremony, Mr. Alberto Costa said that relations between Portuguese and British police are “excellent”.

Criminal Coordinator Gonçalo Amaral criticised the British Police, today, because of an email that was sent to Prince Charles web site, accusing a former maid of Ocean Club of being responsible for the kidnapping of Madeleine, as a revenge for being fired.
The email was sent from Spain and Portuguese Police was informed almost at the same time that British newspapers. British Police wasn't able to find the address from where the email has came.
All employees and former employees of the Mark Warner resort were questioned and checked, in the days following Madeleine's disappearance, as PJ made public in May.