Riddle ... bag shown in TV reconstruction
A MISSING blue tennis bag could hold the key to Madeleine McCann's disappearance, a TV documentary will claim tonight.The bag - big enough to carry a small child - belonged to Maddie's dad Gerry, the programme says.
It is claimed Portuguese cops have been hunting for the holdall, which disappeared at the same time as the four-year-old girl.
The bag emerges as a potentially vital new clue in a Sky News investigation entitled The Madeleine McCann Mystery.
LOOK how easy it is to place a woman in a suitcase, then imagine a tiny three year old child...
Yet, bizarrely, the McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell yesterday denied it existed - saying Gerry did not own such a bag and never had done.
If Mitchell-McCann deny Gerry had any such bag you can rest assured he did have one – remember the broken shutter on the appartment that never was?
Sky's crime reporter Martin Brunt stood by the documentary's claim last night.
Former detective Tony Rogers, one of Britain's most experienced police officers, will be seen saying: "If it's a bag of a size that could be taking away from the flat a child, that would be of great interest to the investigating officer."
The development came as Gerry and wife Kate, both 39-year-old doctors, faced their first Christmas without Maddie - who vanished on May 3 in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.
Yesterday, a family friend demanded that the "fundamentally flawed" case against them be DROPPED immediately by Portuguese police. The call came over fresh doubts about the validity of DNA tests.
It is thought the Maddie probe has involved the same process of so-called "low copy number" DNA testing used in the Omagh bombing case - thrown out of court after a judge ruled it "potentially unreliable".
Tonight's documentary also claims Portuguese detectives have failed to find and quiz a British paedophile with links to the Algarve. He was among 52 British sex offenders with similar connections whose details were given to police by UK cops.
It is not known if he was the man who, in September, was at the centre of the hunt for the tot after witnesses picked him out from photos of 100 perverts.
Nor can he be definitely linked to another suspect - the 32-year-old son of expat Brits who is said to have "groomed" and sexually assaulted a girl of 12 in the resort two years ago. That man is thought to be hiding somewhere in the UK.
The documentary quotes top forensics consultant Professor David Barclay. He said Portuguese police had "looked at" paedophiles in the Praia da Luz area. He added: "They didn't check up on other people staying in the apartments."
The new call for the McCanns to be cleared followed the storm over low copy number DNA testing - a technique allowing results to be interpreted from samples containing just a few cells.
The pal said: "If the leaks from the police to the Press are true that low copy number testing is involved then we would demand the reliability of these tests is absolutely pinned down before it is used in cases such as ours.
"It is ridiculous to form a case against someone using evidence that is fundamentally flawed."
Gerry and Kate went to church in Rothley, Leics, yesterday with their two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.
ALL paedophiles have been checked out....there is not a shred of evidence an abduction ever took place ONLY the word of the parents and of course their PR man Clarence Mitchell..who has slipped up and said 'The McCanns are not responsible for the death of Madeleine' Goncalo Amaral has always insisted Madeleine died due to a domestic accident in the apartment...it is only the McCanns and Mitchell who like to use the word 'murder'
’MADDIE TAKEN IN DAD’S TENNIS BAG’”
Gerry McCann was “reportedly seen with the holdall as he took up to three tennis lessons a day on the ill-fated holiday…But the blue sports bag has been lost, according to a shock new TV special on the mystery that is gripping the world”
A new TV investigation and a new piece of crucial evidence. Curious…
“According to The Madeleine McCann Mystery – a Sky News special on tonight at 7.30 – the bag is vital to the investigation”
According to Clarence Mitchell, Gerry McCann’s spokesman: “Gerry’s baffled. He’s never owned such a bag. There simply is no missing bag. They are entirely innocent”
Another body in a bag..How can we trust the British Goverment and British cops ?????? The answer is SIMPLE..we can't.