Police want to trace a
allegedly taken from Kate and Gerry McCann's
apartment on the night Madeleine
missing, it was
Detectives think the blue holdall could have been used
or even to transport her body.
It belonged to Mr McCann but has not been
seen since the night of May 3, according to
the Sky News documentary.
Tony Rogers, who reviews unsolved cases for
British police and worked on the Soham
investigation, said: 'If it's a bag
of a size that could
to take a child away
from the flat, that would be of great
interest to the investigating officer.'
But Mr McCann told friends yesterday that he
did not take any tennis
equipment to Praia da Luz, and did not own a
McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell
flatly denied that Mr McCann had lost a
during the family's holiday.
He said: 'As far as Kate and Gerry are
concerned, there is no missing tennis bag.
They came back from holiday with everything
except of course, tragically, Madeleine.'
Madeleine disappeared in Praia
da Luz on May 3
Sky News stood by
its story, which it said came from
sources who had travelled to the resort
disappearance Police want to trace a
blue tennis bag
allegedly taken from Kate and Gerry
McCann's apartment on the night
At the time of the
disappearance maritime police told
fishermen and boat owners to watch out
for anything unusual they spotted in the
sea around the coast, including any
black bin liners which could have been
thrown into the water containing
potentially vital evidence.
worked for several months on the theory
died in her parents' holiday apartment
and that her body was somehow
transported to a hiding place after her
death, but have been
unable to find sufficient evidence to
prove such a claim.
which they hoped would prove her body
was transported in her parents' Renault
Scenic, hired 25 days after she went
Her parents have
always denied any involvement in her
disappearance and Mr Mitchell called the