ABOVE: Private investigators hired by the McCanns fear
Raymond Hewlett could take his secrets to the grave
A PAEDOPHILE wanted for questioning over missing Madeleine McCann has
been struck dumb by throat cancer.
Raymond Hewlett’s lawyer says he can no longer speak and private
investigators hired by the McCanns fear he could take his secrets to the
The 64-year-old’s lawyer Detley Wagner said: “He could not talk to them
even if he wanted to. He is not long for this world.”
Investigators have been trying for months to interview Hewlett, who has
multiple convictions for offences against children. Now they urgently
want him to reveal what he knows before he dies.
He was in the Algarve when three-year-old Madeleine was snatched from a
holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007.
And he resembles a suspect with a pock-marked face seen lurking around
the flat at the time.
ABOVE: Paedophile Raymond Hewlett is wanted for questioning
over missing Madeleine McCann
Hewlett has been quizzed by Brit police over a sex assault on a
child three decades ago. But he has refused to co-operate with
detectives acting for the McCanns.
When private eyes Dave Edgar and Arthur Crowley – both
ex-policemen – went to see him they were turned away from the hospital
in Aachen, Germany, where he was being treated.
Medics have now sent him home to die. McCanns spokesman
Clarence Mitchell said: “Until
Hewlett agrees to see our investigators he will remain of interest to
them. We urge him to help.’’
Though private eyes suspect Hewlett was not directly involved in
the abduction, they believe he knows who was.