Quite how Clarence could turn the statement "the better tactic would have been to continue the investigation without the McCanns knowing they were suspects" - Mr Sousa's wish..to kid them along... into the suggestion they should not be suspects at all really defies comprehension..but, as ever, lots of wishful thinking and buckets of spin (is that too nice a word for it) going on.
Reports from Correio de Manha
Kate and Gerry McCann The director of the Judicial Police (PJ), Alípio Ribeiro, believes that the establishment of Kate and Gerry McCann as defendants in the disappearance of her daughter was hasty. In the interview program 'Tell There Excellence,' at Radio Renaissance, the responsibility of PJ spoke in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, considering a "precipitation" the constitution of the parents as defendants in the case. Alípio Ribeiro also denied the accusations of bastonário of the Bar, Marino Pinto, ensuring that the Justice Ministry never gave him instructions on the investigation of any criminal proceeding. The officer agreed that the PJ organically depends on the government, but refused political interference in the guidance that is given to investigations
MCCANN QUEREM DEIXAR TO BE ARGUIDOS Following the interview given by the Director of the National Judicial Police to the program Tell There Excellence ', the McCann want to stop having the status of defendants. Alípio Ribeiro felt that there was "precipitation" in the constitution of the parents of Madeleine as defendants. "If they [PJ] did not make sure of the facts, is alarming," said the CM Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the couple. "When they have done that may have led to many people who could have no clues as themselves by thinking that Kate and Gerry were guilty," added Mitchell who now wants parents of Madeleine leave the status of defendants "as soon as possible" . The spokesman of the couple stressed, however, that "Kate and Gerry received very well the declaration" and, he adds, "are willing to work together for a quick and efficient way to find Madeleine and bringing those responsible to justice by kidnapping ". Meanwhile, yesterday, was held at the home of McCann, England, a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the twin brothers, Madeleine, Sean and Amelie. In celebration attended about 30 people, mostly relatives of Kate and Gerry. Ana Palma / J.M.G.
2008-02-01 - 00:30:00 Detectives of Method 3 of the new Praia da Luz McCann will try to death Young not up On the day when the detectives of Method 3 returned to the Ocean Club, in Praia da Luz, in England the door - voice of the couple McCann ensured that Kate and Gerry will seek the small Maddie "until the day of his death." Clarence Mitchell responding well to questions of journalists on the bottom of almost two million, of which are removed weekly around 70 thousand euros to pay for the company of Spanish detectives, the advertising campaign and maintenance of the site findmaddie.com. Mitchell also announced that the British police and officers of the Office for the Protection of Children do not suspect them on the desparecimento's daughter. "The authorities assured me that this is a case of abduction very rare and strange," explained the spokesman. Meanwhile, the British press described the research Portuguese as a "fiasco", after you know what the letters rogatory are still in Portugal.