GERRY McCann sent and received 14 text
messages on the night Madeleine disappeared,
Portuguese TV reported last night.
consultant cardiologist was said to have
exchanged the messages on his mobile phone
during dinner with friends on May 3, before
Madeleine was found to be missing.
police have asked for the
mobile phone records of the 39-year-old and
his wife Kate but have not yet
message claim was made by the Portuguese
channel RTP, which offered no explanation
about who Mr McCann had contacted.
the McCanns' mobile phone records are among
a series of letters of appeal drawn up by
the Portuguese police.
public prosecutor Jose Magalhaese Meneses
has refused to give his approval for the
letters to be sent to British authorities
until he sees stronger evidence against the
spokesman Clarence Mitchell refused to
comment on issues directly linked to the
has however been given some fresh hope after
DNA tests concluded there was no proof the
four-year-old was dead.
samples taken from Kate and Gerry McCann's
apartment have failed to find any evidence
that their daughter died there.
from Portugal's police laboratory support
the couple's belief that Madeleine was
the laboratory in Lisbon have also failed to
find any evidence implicating the parents in