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Still hope for the safe return of Madeleine McCann

By Tony Parsons 30/05/2009

As the hunt for Madeleine McCann steps up again, Portuguese police are telling anyone who comes forward with new information: “The case is closed, she is dead.”

And they know this – how? No body has ever been found. So Madeleine’s parents refuse to give up hope.

The Portuguese plods have no right to take that hope away. Paedophile Raymond Hewlett says he “knows nothing”.

<------- But somebody does. The McCanns are right to keep searching. From the start, the Portuguese cops have been more hindrance than help. British detectives say the Algarve is awash with paedophiles. Of course it is. Because there’s little chance of them being nicked by local coppers who couldn’t find their own bottoms with sat nav. ----- Source: The Mirror
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