The UK Home Office has this week
denied reports that London had requested satellite images from
Washington for the day of the disappearance of missing British
toddler Madeleine McCann.
Reports over the weekend
suggested that talks with London and Washington had resulted in
American secret services agreeing to hand over satellite images
of Praia da Luz of the day that Madeleine went missing.
Sunday Express had run the story on its front page over the
weekend, the Correio da Manha gave similar coverage to the story
was later confirmed that no satellite images existed of Praia da
Luz on May 3rd, 2007, as available ones were all pointed to a
NATO exercise off the coast of Cadiz.
investigator into the case, Gonçalo Amaral confirmed Portuguese
police had filed a request for these images more than two years
ago, but were told none were available.