Monday, 4 May 2009

J'accuse Chief Constable, J'accuse!

Once a cop, always a cop, and it seems you can't keep a good cop down. Or quiet for that matter.

The two paragraphs below aren't startling new revelations but just part of a longer article by Goncalo Amaral, worthy of being catalogued here nonetheless.

He offers two examples. The first denunciation associating suspicious behaviour by one of the members of the group of friends that was on holidays in the Algarve, David Payne, was made on the 16th of May 2007, by a doctor, to the British police. “The information arrived in Portugal in October, after I had already left”, he recalls.

But if this information arrived several months later, others were never seen. The former PJ recalls that, with the consent from Portuguese authorities, an appeal was made for tourists to send in photos from the day and the night of Maddie’s disappearance. The purpose was “to identify anyone suspicious who might appear looking at the family”, he says. But despite “much that arrived at the English police, none of those images ever reached us”. more Joana.