EVER stand trial over missing Madeleine
McCann because cops made so many vital
blunders, Portugals top forensic expert has
62, blasted police procedures and said:
'Mistakes in the early hours demolished the
ex-director of Lisbons police lab
highlighted the failure to seal off the
Warning ... Jose Anes
apartment after Maddie was reported missing
on May 3. A series of blunders meant crucial
evidence was lost forever.
evidence was contaminated and made
worthless. Mr Anes said: 'If the scene is
not preserved in the first hours, all the
hours of effort that follow are useless.
utterly convinced ' unless some new,
concrete evidence suddenly emerges ' the
case will never reach trial.'
that even if it did go to court, a defence
lawyer could easily get it thrown out
because of doubts over contaminated
Gerry McCann were said to be 'alarmed' by Mr
Anes' claims. Meanwhile, it has emerged that
a waiter seen as a key witness in the Maddie
probe has fled Portugal and gone into
he is terrified at being under so much
He is said
to have told officers that Kate McCann, 39,
did NOT run into his tapas bar
screaming: 'Madeleines gone.' Instead he
says she yelled from her apartment balcony
75 yards away: 'They've taken her.'