Alarm ... girl, circled, on Canadian TV was like older
'Horrified' ... Kate and Gerry McCann
cops sent a list of all the guests then staying at the hotel to their
counterparts probing Maddie's disappearance in Portugal - but NOTHING
The report is one of
many buried away in a huge mountain of official Portuguese police files
obtained this week by The Sun.
Kate and Gerry McCann have been "horrified" to discover
from the files how little was done to follow up leads and sightings.
The Norwegians were staying at the Hotel Landzeit in the resort of St
Valentin in 2008.
They noticed the man and girl in the restaurant and at once saw the
child's "striking" similarity to missing Maddie.
As the man pulled the child, who was about four, hurriedly past their
table she looked up and begged: "Help me!"
The Norwegians told police they were surprised because they had rarely
met any British people in Austria, let alone "children who speak
mound of police files obtained by The Sun
Another reported sighting of Maddie came from Canada, where a woman was
reduced to tears after seeing a child who looked like her on a
television news report.
The viewer contacted Toronto Crimestoppers to say that the girl - seen
singing among a group of schoolkids - fitted the age-progression picture
of an older Maddie.
A DVD of the item was sent to Portuguese police along with the report -
but again nothing was done.
In a third case a request from British police to Portuguese cops to
investigate the background of a suspicious man employed at the resort
from which Maddie was snatched was also apparently ignored.