LAWFUEL- The Law Newswire – Police are to reinterview Madeleine McCann’s family as a result of police suspicions that they know about her fate, according to reports coming from the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
The Times reports that a close friend of Madeleine McCann’s parents said yesterday that a “hurtful and ludicrous” smear campaign was being conducted against the family.
Rachael Oldfield, who was dining with Gerry and Kate McCann when Madeleine disappeared, was responding to reports in Portuguese newspapers claiming that police believed Madeleine had been killed and her family and friends had information about her death.
Diario de Noticias claimed that intercepted e-mails and telephone conversations between the friends had influenced the police’s new theory that Madeleine had died in their apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3 rather than being abducted.
Mrs Oldfield, 36, said yesterday that she thought Portuguese police were briefing against the family. “I think there are some leaks coming from the police because a lot of what I have read is completely untrue,” she said. “It is very hurtful and it is all rather ludicrous. But it is difficult to defend ourselves because the investigation and everything in it is confidential.”