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Portugese police search Algarve homes over Maddie abduction

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Portugese police search Algarve homes over Maddie abduction


The search for evidence in the disappearance of the four year-old British girl in Portugal is centring on five properties in the Algarve. Police say they do not have enough evidence yet to make any arrests but they do have a suspect. Yesterday police questioned Briton, Robert Murat, over the abduction.

He was interviewed for 19 hours before being released. It’s believed a German woman and a Portugese man were also questioned. Murat, who offered to work for international journalists as a translator, told journalists he had a daughter the same age as Madeleine McCann.

His home was just a hundred metres from where Madeleine was holidaying with her parents and twin brother and sister. Today, the identification of a possible suspect filled the local press, as well as international newspapers. It was a journalist who reported her suspicions about Murat to police. But it appears he was already under their electronic surveillance.

Meanwhile, back in the British town of Rothley, in Leicestershire, where the McCann family live, the wait for news as to the whereabouts of little Madeleine is seemingly endless for her friends and relations.

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