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.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

First blood to Clarence and Angus. He was foolish enough to respond to the baiting. All he needed to do was keeep it shut, and let them trip over their own rope.

If anyone was in any doubt about their guilt before, then Team McCann already explaining the presence of sedatives as coming from a drug-wielding abductor, even before it is raised as a public issue, should doubt no more.

Anonymous said...

As a suspect 'arguido' in the case of the other missing child,Joana, he shouldn't have been allowed near Madeleine's case let alone head it.

It's a bit late now for poor little Maddie, but I hope this new chap does an excellent job and shows Amaral up for his unprofessionalism.

Anonymous said...

Will this man make a difference?
Why did they not choose fresh blood?

I'm afraid - it will be the Amaral-style once more.

The detectives will react strong - if fresh blood takes over. What do they want to hide?

catkins said...

I wonder about that too, fresh eyes would be better. I think they moved Amaral rather than sack him because that would have meant admitting things had been wrong from the start.

Anonymous said...

Good tactic from Portugal!
To say everything you have been keeping, to ventilate all feelings and then get on with a new guy. Perfect strategy! Chapeu!

Anonymous said...

The McCann family, uncles, aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers surely believe they know better than the investigators. They have been getting 'orders' about what to say and do from the very first moment. Nobody cries here. They are a perfect army of inconditional followers. Are they also 'running for their lives'?
I wonder what the McCann clan has done !!!

Anonymous said...

Amaral is probably being replaced for a reason. Maybe his replacement will be chosen for a specific role, one that the Team McCann is not going to like. The PJ are gearing themselves up to fight fire with fire, good for them. With cudgel in hand, they are preparing for the best defense of their lives, under the spotlight of the entire world.
Bring on the real Portuguese men-of-war, and God help anyone who dares to stand in their way, as it is really going to sting...

catkins said...

Your comment hints that you know more than the rest of us, or are you just assuming ?

Africanmum said...

How much is this merry go round costing the Portuguese tax payer?

MCR said...

I hope than the "new man" from PJ do not stay hill or with health problems.If the pressure becomes strong...if the british men...
Well. Do your job.


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