DAILY EXPRESS: FRIDAY 11 MAY 2007
Henderson, the British Consul in the Algarve
Footage at a
garage in Portugal captured an image of three suspects,
including a woman, with a girl who matched Maddys description.
The camera also caught the cars British number plate and the
registration has been circulated by Interpol and British
Kate and Gerry
McCann were driven at speed from their holiday apartment to a
police station in Portimao to help officers examine the tapes
after Mrs McCann again went to the local church to pray for her
Bill Henderson, the British Consul in the Algarve, was seen
leaving the police headquarters while Mr and Mrs McCann were
Two of the three suspects in the CCTV footage that may show the
missing girl have been identified by a man who claimed he caught
them photographing his own child two weeks ago.
The witness, Portuguese-born Nuno Lourenco who lives in Germany,
said the gang attempted to abduct his own young daughter.
detectives that he saw a man of English appearance photographing
his daughter, described as strikingly similar in appearance to
Maddy, on April 30 in Sagres, a town just a few miles from the
holiday complex where the McCann family was staying.
The witness, who with his German wife has two children aged two
and four, said he chased the man, who fled, jumping into a car
with a woman and another man before speeding off. Mr Lourenco is
believed to have provided the authorities with a photograph
taken on his mobile phone.
The witness has told officers he was ?100 per cent certain? they
were the same people caught on CCTV with the girl matching
Maddys description hours after she went missing.
The description of the woman also matches that given by a
witness who spotted someone acting suspiciously outside
Madeleines bedroom on the night of her disappearance. The CCTV
footage from the garage shows a young girl with a blonde,
middle-aged woman and two men. The child apparently wanted to
say something, which made staff suspicious.