Cops making a
last-ditch bid to solve the Maddie McCann mystery will spend
only THREE DAYS quizzing the Tapas Seven.
detectives fly to Britain on April 7 to question the friends of
the missing tot's parents Kate and Gerry.
thought they would spend up to two months painstakingly seeking
new details from the group who were with the McCanns at a Praia
da Luz tapas bar when Madeleine vanished last May 3.
investigator Paulo Rebelo wants the inquiries wrapped up in time
for his team to return home on April 11.
detectives are particularly keen to see Dr David Payne, Jane
Tanner and her partner Dr Russell O'Brien. Doctors Gerry and
Kate, both 39, are not expected to face more questioning.
will be questioned by British police as Rebelo and his team sit
in on the interviews in Leicester near the McCanns' home village
Dr Payne, 41,
of Leicester, was the last person outside the McCann family to
see Maddie, four.
36, has told police she saw a man carrying a little girl from
the McCanns' ground-floor apartment.
witness says he was outside the building at the time but did not
see her or the mystery man.
deny that their initial statements contain contradictions.
Portuguese police hope that ironing out apparent inconsistencies
will help solve the riddle