ABOVE: Missing: Madeleine
McCanns have hired more private detectives.
They will analyse secret police files the couple are
determined to get their hands on.
GP Kate and
heart consultant Gerry’s new Brit-based
investigators will work alongside Metodo 3 – the
Spanish-based agency employed to find their daughter
Madeleine nine months ago.
police have kept details of their 14-month probe
But the McCanns’
lawyers will demand case files are handed over if
the police close the investigation. The lawyers
claim the couple have a right to the files so they
can conduct their own search for their daughter.
The files include all witness statements and
evidence collected since three-year-old Madeleine’s
disappearance from her holiday apartment in Praia da
Luz, Portugal, on May 3 last year.
have passed them to prosecutors but, according to police
leaks in Portugal, they do not have enough evidence to
to archive the case as unsolved and keep details of
their investigation secret in case new evidence arises
and it is re-opened.
We are widening and deepening the investigative
Couple’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell
McCanns, both 40, from Rothley, Leics, insist they
should be shown the files so they can carry on searching
couple’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell last night told the
Daily Star: “We are widening and deepening the
investigative resources. Kate and Gerry will be doing
everything within their power to get their hands on the
police files they believe could help in the search for