Kate McCann will be quizzed by British detectives within the next 48 hours and will again be asked: Did you kill Madeleine and what did you do with the body?
Kate, already under unimaginable pressure, will be grilled by officers from Leicestershire Police on behalf of Portuguese detectives.
She will face detailed interrogation on the 40 questions put to her by Portuguese police who are convinced she killed Madeleine accidentally, then conspired with husband Gerry to cover up the death by faking the four-year-old’s abduction.
Plans for the fresh police interview came on another day of extraordinary developments in which it emerged:
PORTUGUESE police want the couple to return there to take part in a Crimewatch-style reconstruction of the night Madeleine disappeared.
A TEAM of up to 20 Leicestershire police officers are said to be looking into the McCanns’ private lives on behalf of their Portuguese colleagues.
THE inquiry turned dramatically against the McCanns when two British police sniffer dogs detected the scent of death in their holiday apartment
CURTAINS in the flat – said to have had blood on them – were washed after Madeleine’s disappearance
GERRY’S brother John insisted the McCanns and their seven friends did NOT get through 15 bottles of wine the night Madeleine vanished as has been claimed.
McCANN pal Jane Tanner’s claim to have seen a man walking away with a pyjama-clad child wrapped in a blanket has been categorically ruled out by Portuguese police as mistaken.
The questions Kate is to be asked will include the ones she refused to answer when she was declared an official suspect in the inquiry on September 7, claimed Portuguese paper Jornal de Noticias yesterday.
It reported that Portuguese judge Pedro Daniel Dos Anjos Frios last week gave investigators in the Algarve permission to make the interview request through Europol – the Europewide police organisation.
That interview with British police could take place as soon as Tuesday, the paper reported.
Kate, 39 – who yesterday remained at home in Rothley, Leics, with the family – is understood to have declined to answer a number of questions 10 days ago on the advice of her Portuguese solicitor.