detectives have launched a major new
operation in the hunt for Maddie McCann, it
emerged last night.
seized phone records of thousands of
residents of Praia da Luz and surrounding
areas and are trawling them for 'unusual
activity' on May 3.
are combing phone bills and questioning
anyone whose phone use was out of the
ordinary on the night the four-year-old
sources in Portugal said detectives are
particularly interested in calls made
between 9.30pm and 10pm when they believe
known check on the children by one of the
group besides Kate or Gerry McCann was at
9.30pm. Mum Kate raised the alarm at 10pm.
believe a local accomplice could have been
involved in Maddies abduction.
said: 'They are using a method of
triangulation which pinpoints a persons
location via their mobile and are also
checking land-line calls.'
Investigation supremo Paula Rebelo ordered
the probe after DNA testing proved